Iowa County 4-H Hosts Second Clover Kid Workshop

Iowa County 4-H Hosts Second Clover Kid Workshop

 
The Iowa County Extension Office hosted their second Clover Kid workshop on Wednesday, March 26, for Iowa County Kindergarten-third grade students. Everyone enjoyed a nice “day at the beach” and learning about our oceans.
 
All of the activities and lessons youth participated in centered around water and the ocean and what we find there. Each youth was engaged in hands-on learning, including learning about the scientific method by predicting and testing their predictions of what floats and sinks, getting creative by painting paper jelly fish, and learning to recycle using water bottles, tissue paper and some imagination to create a new fish friend. A favorite activity was making edible oceans out of candy and Jello. Youth also went “fishing for a good friend” and talked about ways to be a good friend while also managing to reel in some cool 4-H prizes.
 
Older 4-H’ers showed leadership and modeled generosity by helping our Clover Kid friends through each activity. The 4-H’ers that helped were: Harley Doty, member of Parnell Peppers 4-H club, Stetsen Greiner of the Johnson County Cosgrove Hustlers 4-H club, Elizabeth Jones, member of Troy York Hawkeyes 4-H Club, Dana Sickles, member of Pilot 4-H Club, Mitchell Miner, member of Hilton Happy Hustlers 4-H Club, and Erica Wardenburg, member of Troy York Hawkeyes 4-H Club.
 
Clover Kids is a program offered through Iowa State University Extension and 4-H. It is a great way to meet new friends, discover cool things, and learn what 4-H is all about. They play games, experiment, craft and explore in non-competitive ways. All the activities are hands-on and age appropriate. Currently, we are seeking volunteers to work with staff to start a Clover Kids group in the Williamsburg area. For more information on how to get involved as a participant or volunteer, contact Tricia.
 
For more information about the Iowa County 4-H program, please contact the Iowa County Extension Office, 319-668-1052.

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