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Youth Activities and 4-H During COVID-19

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We have some great opportunities for youth to continue to stay engaged during the pandemic. See below for ideas, as well as other helpful tips for those with children at home.

Learn, Grow, Eat, and Go! Online Program

Learn, Grow, Eat and Go poster

Greetings from the Duplin Cooperative Extension Office! We are so excited you have decided to take this first-time virtual journey with us! If you have any questions along the way, our contacts are at the bottom of this page. The hotlinks below will also be available to you. Please register online to participate in the weekly Zoom meetings and to follow along with other youth. To participate you must be in first grade through fifth grade and a member of Duplin County 4-H Club. This registration will end by May 13th, 2020 or cut off at 20 participants.

Expectations: You can do as much, or as little of the activities as you wish! If you would like to receive a project completion prize, you will need to turn your Garden Journal into the Duplin Extension Office by June 30th.

Garden Journal: This online garden journal will be used throughout the lessons and so you can keep an accurate log of your garden’s progress.

Week 1
If you are doing your own garden at home, decide the type of garden (in-ground, raised bed, pots), where to put it, and what you want to plant. During week two we will have an activity to help you plant your seeds!

Discuss & complete the following for week one:

Vegetable highlight of the week: Carrots
Recipe to try: Oven-Roasted Baby Carrots
Book of the week:  The Ugly Vegetable- Grace Lin

Week 2
*Supply List- Elmer’s glue, paper towel, carrot seeds (provided)

Discuss & complete the following:

Fruit highlight of the week: Strawberries and blueberries
Recipe to try: Berry Frozen Yogurt Bark 
Book: Tops & Bottoms- Janet Stevens

Week 3
*Supply List- full-size bag fried potato chips, full-size bag baked potato chips, 2 1-gallon zip lock bags, 2 copies Greasy Grid Evaluation (provided)

Discuss & complete the following:

Vegetable highlight of the week: Tomato
Recipe to try: Green Beans & Cherry Tomato Salad 
Book: I Will Never, Not Ever, Eat a Tomato- Lauren Child

Week 4
*Supply List- Cotton Balls, Measuring Cup
Discuss & complete the following:

Vegetable highlight of the week: Celery
Recipe to try: Ants on a Log 
Book: A Place to Grow- Stephanie Bloom

Be sure to share with us the projects you have completed by email or tag our Facebook page!

Duplin Extension Contacts for Learn, Grow, Eat, & Go!
Meghan Baker, Nutrition Educator,
Charmae Kendall, 4-H Program Assistant,

Duplin 4-H Community Service Challenge

Join our Community Service Challenge beginning April 13th!

Community Service Challenge