Monthly Archives: January 2013

4-H 201 Curriculum and Recorded Webinar Link

The recorded Webinar for 4-H 201 is now available on the 4-H Military Partnership website at  Click on Professional Development in the left column, then click on Recorded Webinars.  It is the first Webinar listed – Introducing 4-H 201.

The 4-H 201 curriculum and power point slides are also available on the same website.  Click on Curriculum Resources and then on 4-H 201.

Modeling of Infectious Disease High School 2013 Summer Internship at Virginia Tech

Applications are being accepted for the Modeling of Infectious Disease High School 2013 Summer Internship at Virginia Tech!

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) offers summer internships to high school students interested in computer science, mathematics, infectious diseases, the environment, and bioinformatics. This week-long program includes research activities and tours, and a discussion/lecture series.

High school students interested in math and science, who are able to provide their own reliable transportation to VBI each morning, are eligible for participation in the program. The main objective of this high school internship is to show students the fun and excitement of scientific research. Students will have the opportunity to explore the world of genomics and the environment with world-renowned research scientists in professional labs.

Dedicated work is key for success in any career, especially one in bioinformatics research. The internship experience will strengthen the principle of dedicated work through intensive laboratory research and journal keeping exercises given throughout the week. A highly motivated attitude is encouraged throughout the program!

Program Dates- July 8-12, 2013

Application Deadline- May 3, 2013

For more information see-


Forestry Camp

Do you have 4-H’ers who would benefit from a natural resource career-focused outdoor experience?  Nominations are now open for Holiday Lake Forestry Camp, to be held June 17-22, 2013 at Holiday Lake 4-H Center near Appomattox.  This field-based camp is open to any Virginia boy or girl aged 13-16 who is interested in natural resources and has not attended before.  You may nominate online or download a form at

Contact Doug Harpole (540-341-7950 x215) for more information

National 4-H Congress 2013

Good Morning!

National 4-H Congress 2013 will take place November 29 – December 3, 2013.   It is a wonderful experience and an extreme honor to represent Virginia at National 4-H Congress.  Please encourage your senior 4-H members to apply.  Applications are due April 30 to the State Office.  Interviews and delegate selection will take place during state congress on Tuesday, June 18 in Blacksburg.

For more information on this event, please visit the sites below.

General Information and Application Process:

Sample Resume:

Please let me know if I can answer any questions!

540-231-9410 (phone)


Way to Go 4-H International Program Volunteers

We would like to share a letter that we received from the States 4-H International

Dear Cathy,

On behalf of States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (States’ 4-H), we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your state’s participation in our 2012 global citizenship youth exchange programs.  As our world becomes more interconnected, international youth education programs like those we facilitate are indispensable and serve a crucial role in fostering cultural competency and promoting world understanding.  Given the current economic climate, your willingness to support global citizenship programs by opening your state to international youth is commendable and greatly appreciated.  We sincerely hope the experience has been as gratifying and enriching for the 4-H community and families in your state as it has been for our international participants.

The success of States’ 4-H’s global citizenship programs would not be possible without the efforts and dedication form 4-H staff and volunteers in you state.  We presented the Extraordinary Quality Program Award to Virginia 4-H at our annual Fall Coordinators’ Conference on November 9, 2012 in Wichita, KS.

Thank you your continued support and partnership.  We are grateful for your state’s participation in our global citizenship programs and look forward to another successful year in 2013.


Deryl Walren, States’ 4-H International Board Chair

Yoko Kawaguchi, States’ 4-H International President