4-H Legislative Trip

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Come join us as we travel by bus with other 4-Hers to Des Moines, tour the State Capitol complex, visit with elected officials, gain a greater understanding of our Iowa state government and learn about our great schools and people. On Wednesday, February 25, 7th and 8th grade 4-H members & friends are planning to visit the Judicial Center, Iowa Legislature and Capitol in Des Moines, have lunch with legislators and explore the Science Center of Iowa. Initial information follows:

WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WHO: Any interested 7th and 8th grade 4-H members & friends.  4-H members may invite a friend in 7th or 8th grade who is a non-4-H member but they must pay the fee and register by the deadline. Space is limited to 49 participants - register early!

COST:  $50 is due with your registration form by February 11th, 2015.  Fees after February 11th are $60.  This fee covers transportation, insurance, Science Center of Iowa and noon lunch.

SCHOOLS:  A letter will be sent that can be used by your 4-H members to give to Middle School administrators explaining this opportunity.  Individuals will be responsible for obtaining permission from their schools to be absent.

DEPARTURE: Please specify on your registration form where you will be getting on the bus at.
     6:00 am    Jones County Extension & Outreach Office, Monticello
     6:30 am    Linn County Extension & Outreach Office, Cedar Rapids
     7:45 am    Benton County Extension & Outreach Office, Vinton

RETURN:  Departure from the Science Center of Iowa will be approximately 3 pm.  

Please complete the registration form and make sure you have enrolled into 4-H for this year including your Health Form which is required for liability purposes. A health form must be completed along with your registration for all non-4-H members.  Return the registration form and $50 fee to the Linn County Extension & Outreach Office by February 11th, 2015.

Parents/Guardians–There is limited space for chaperones including a $15 per chaperone charge to cover the cost of your lunch and the I-Max theater. If you are interested in chaperoning this trip, please contact your County Extension & Outreach Office.

If you have any additional questions please contact the Linn County Extension office at 319-377-9839 or Monica Long at monical@iastate.edu

Join us to learn about your state, meet new friends and have fun!


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