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FREE Hardwood Tree Seedlings

FREE Tree Seedlings for Youth


Rockingham 4-H is fortunate enough to receive FREE hardwood tree seedlings for students through generous donors.  If you are interested in getting them for your students see the information below and get your order in by Tuesday, January 26th!  American Sycamore, Black Locust, Red Maple, and Gray Dogwood will be available.



Mountain View Elementary After-School 4-H Garden Club

Here are some picture updates on activities students participated in during the Mt View Elementary After-School 4-H Garden Club!


Rocketry Workshop


On June 2nd 4-H youth gathered together for the brand new Rocketry Workshop to teach youth about STEM while having fun building and launching their very own rockets! Participants also built a hovercraft out of recycled products and taste tested astronaut pudding, freeze dried ice cream, and the drink Tang.

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Mt View 4-H Butterfly Club


With the help of a grant from MERCK, Rockingham 4-H and Mt View Elementary partnered to offer 5th grade students a weekly after-school 4-H club with a focus on butterflies and STEM. Members learned valuable leadership and public speaking skills through their 4-H meeting and project presentations. Projects included butterfly models made from recycled materials, landscape design, coding and creating their own butterfly video game through the Scratch program, and planting a butterfly garden at the school. At the end of the school year the club was invited to attend the Rockingham County School Board meeting to present their club projects and practice their public speaking by each club member individually speaking to board members.

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4-H Butterfly Club-Landscape Design

IMG_0066This week we learned about landscape design during our 4-H Butterfly Club meeting at Mountain View Elementary.  Jason from the Rockingham Extension Co-Op came in to talk with members about spacing, color variation, and planting a butterfly garden.  We all went outside to take a look at the space we have to work with then went back inside to start designing!  More pictures to come later once the project is finished!


Embryology in the Classroom


Spring is right around the corner and every year in my office that means I’m preparing to start up Embryology in the classroom projects.  This week I had my first batch of chicks for the spring.  I traveled to Cub Run Elementary, South River Boys & Girls Club, and Mountain View Elementary after-school 4-H club to talk about the chick life cycle and to give kids a hands on experience with live chicks.  This curriculum is VERY popular and books up well in advance.  If you are ever interested in hatching chicks in your classroom or simply having a quick visit with chicks please let me know.  Fall embryology programs book as early as June and Spring programs book before Christmas break!

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