4-H Citizenship Program travels to Des Moines

4-H Citizenship Program travels to Des Moines
Thirty-six 4-H members from Delaware, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek County visited the Iowa Hall of Pride and the State of Iowa Capital in Des Moines on March 10. The Iowa Hall of Pride started with a great Iowa History lesson and why we should be Iowa Proud. Next, 4-H-ers participated in a scavenger hunt and learned about many famous Iowans. There are many interactive exhibits that challenged the youth in both cognitive and physical ways.
The second stop was partaking in a sixty-minute tour of the century-old Capital building featuring a 275-foot gold-leafed dome, grand staircase, marble, and ornate woodwork. The Capital tour also included a visit to the old Supreme Court chamber, the five-story law library, a scale model of the Battleship Iowa, and a collection of first-lady porcelain dolls.
Youth and adults also engaged in exclusive conversations with Senators Craig Johnson and Dan Zumbach. Students also had discussions with their local Representatives, Anne Osmundson and Michael Bergan.
The 2020-2021 Citizenship group of 4-Hers will continue to learn about citizenship throughout the year.  The conclusion of the program is a trip to our Nation’s Capital at Washington DC and others stops along the way in 2021. If you are interested in more information on the Citizenship Program or other 4-H programs please contact the Clayton County Extension office at 245-1451

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