Tag Archive: Learning

Engineering and Agriculture = Fun, Learning and Teambuilding

Youth had only 2 hours to design a bridge that would support a semi load of vegetables. When you hear the word agriculture, it probably evokes words like “farming, livestock or dirt” and maybe even the smell of manure.  For people who work in the agriculture industry, it reminds them of words like “hard work, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/28/engineering-and-agriculture-fun-learning-and-teambuilding/

Bust Boredom and Extend Learning through Summer

4-H summer programs allow youth to explore a variety of topics- from animal science to robotics! Photo credit: Heather Kent, UF IFAS Extension With the end of the school year approaching, many parents are puzzling over what to do with their children during the 8-10 weeks of summer vacation.  Fortunately, 4-H has the solution to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/bust-boredom-and-extend-learning-through-summer/

4-H Summer in the Panhandle: Learning and Fun!

Youth learn how to grow and prepare vegetables during a gardening day camp in Escambia County. Each summer, 4-H programs across the Florida panhandle offer a wide array of residential and day camps for youth ages 5-18. Summer residential and day camps are a great way for youth to be introduced to all that 4-H …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/4-h-summer-in-the-panhandle-learning-and-fun/

Learning from the Floods

Just over a year ago, southwest Alabama and northwest Florida experienced a devastating storm that left hundreds without access to their homes and businesses, flooded out and stranded by a hurricane-force storm that didn’t come with the luxury of a week’s warning. Rainfall records in Pensacola go back to 1879, and the April 29-30 storm …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/06/learning-from-the-floods/

Pledge Your Hands to Service Learning

April kicks off the global month of service. If you are responsible for guiding and organizing service learning projects for your 4-H Club (or any other organization), follow this five step process to ensure a successful, enriching experience for all involved: 1. Assess. Who (or what) needs help in your local community? Ask for youth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/12/pledge-your-hands-to-service-learning/