Thursday, May 14, 2020

Transition U: Monday, May 18th at noon


Purpose of the training:  to equip students and families with the tools to maximize the first-year college experience and beyond.  Focusing on cognitive development, academic planning, and financial aid literacy.  

AGENDA

Welcome and purpose : Jarren Small
Introduction  of guest instructor: Jarren Small
Training Agenda: Blake Simon
Transition U Overview
Implementing Transition U
Q&A



You have three different days to choose from for the Operation College Access Digital Training


You can forward this invitation to others.



Meeting number (access code): 922 378 519

Meeting password: PVCEP4H



Monday, May 11, 2020
12:00 pm  |  (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)  |  1 hr 30 mins






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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Travis and Bastrop County Photography Results

The results of the photography contest are now available on my blog at

Thank you to everyone who participated and special thanks to our judges!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Transition University


Purpose of the training:  to equip students and families with the tools to maximize the first-year college experience and beyond.  Focusing on cognitive development, academic planning, and financial aid literacy.  

AGENDA

Welcome and purpose : Jarren Small
Introduction  of guest instructor: Jarren Small
Training Agenda: Blake Simon
Transition U Overview
Implementing Transition U
Q&A



You have three different days to choose from for the Operation College Access Digital Training


You can forward this invitation to others.



Meeting number (access code): 922 378 519

Meeting password: PVCEP4H



Monday, May 11, 2020
12:00 pm  |  (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)  |  1 hr 30 mins






Join by phone
Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-855-797-9485 US Toll free
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll



Join from a video system or application
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.



Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for Business

Need help? Go to http://help.webex.com

2020 Texas Livestock Skillathon Showdown

Space Rocks!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Travis and Bastrop County Photography Workshop (Online) Wednesday, 4/29 at 3 PM

I will be conducting another Travis County Photography Workshop via Zoom tomorrow, April 29, at 3 PM.  I will be discussing the Travis and Bastrop County Photography Contest.  If you are interested, please email me at Nathan.Tucker@agnet.tamu.edu and I'll email you the link tomorrow.  I would recommend bringing some photos you have taken so we can review and discuss them.



Monday, April 27, 2020

Travis County 4-H Newsletter 4/27/2020

Texas Healthy Youth Ambassador Program Application Due May 1

Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors applications due May 1st

Applications for the 2020/2021 cohort of 4-H Water Ambassadors are now open. Deadline May 1.

Eligibility: Senior age (14-18) 4-H youth that exhibit a genuine interest in water/natural resources and a commitment to leadership

How Youth Apply:

  1. Visit www.texas4hwaterambassadors.com to download application instructions
  2. Complete the online application at https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/water/index.html

COVID-19 Contingency Plans: If it is necessary to suspend the summer face-to-face 4-H2O Leadership Academy, a virtual academy will be held followed by field trips/tours throughout the year. If the face-to-face academy is cancelled, due date for the $250 participation fee will be postponed until a later date.


Friday, April 24, 2020

Happy 4-H Volunteer Week

Happy 4-H Volunteer Week - You are appreciated!










Repost from Central Health: Drive

Not 4-H related but I wanted to share a message from Travis County Central Health that may be of interest to you, especially those who are in Eastern Travis County:

A message from Elizabeth of Central Health

En español abajo

Dear Community Members:

COVID-19 Testing in Eastern Travis County
Drive-up testing is now offered from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Eastern Travis County as follows:
  • Monday: Colony Park - Barbara Jordan Elementary School 6711 Johnny Morris Rd. Austin, TX 78724
  • Tuesday: Austin’s Colony/ Hornsby Bend - Austin’s Colony Homeowner’s Association Amenity Center 3801 Austin’s Colony Blvd. Austin, TX 78725
  • Wednesday: Manor - Manor Senior High School 14832 FM 973 Manor, TX 78653
  • Thursday: Del Valle - Southeast Metropolitan Park 4511 Highway 71 E Del Valle, TX 78617
  • Friday: Colony Park - Barbara Jordan Elementary School 6711 Johnny Morris Rd. Austin, TX 78724

For information about testing, please view the flyer or call CommUnityCare’s COVID-19 Hotline at 512-978-8775.

CommUnityCare's COVID-19 Update: Virtual Community Conversation
Discuss and get the latest updates on CommUnityCare's COVID-19 response every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-12:30 p.m. NOTE: a Virtual Community Conversation in Spanish takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-1 p.m.

RSVP

How to join:
Digitally (no app needed): Link; password: 046720
By phone (no smartphone needed):
US: +1(888)5010031
Meeting ID: 148 212 6646
Password: 246110

Central Health's April Board of Managers Meeting
Our regularly scheduled Board of Managers Meeting is today, Wednesday, April 22nd at 5:30 p.m. Members of the public may access the meeting using their telephone:
  1. Call toll-free: 1-888-501-0031
  2. Enter meeting ID number: 149 678 4507#
  3. Enter password: 007710#
To sign up to speak during the public communications portion of the Local Provider Participation Fund (LPPF) Public Hearing or the regular Board of Managers meeting, you must register to speak by 4 p.m. the day of the meeting - by calling 512-978-9190 and leave a voicemail or by filling out the online form.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Estimado Miembros de la Comunidad:

Pruebas de COVID-19 en el este del condado de Travis
Las pruebas por ventanilla son ahora ofrecidas de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m. de lunes a viernes en el Este del Condado de Travis de la siguiente manera:
  • Lunes: Colony Park - Barbara Jordan Elementary School 6711 Johnny Morris Rd. Austin, TX 78724
  • Martes: Austin’s Colony / Hornsby Bend - Austin's Colony Homeowner’s’’’s Association Amenity Center 3801 Austin’s Colony Blvd. Austin, TX 78725
  • Miércoles: Manor - Manor Senior High School 14832 FM 973 Manor, TX 78653
  • Jueves: Del Valle - Southeast Metropolitan Park 4511 Highway 71 E Del Valle, TX 78617
  • Viernes: Colony Park - Barbara Jordan Elementary School 6711 Johnny Morris Rd. Austin, TX 78724

Para obtener más información acerca de las pruebas, por favor ver el volante o llame a la línea directa del COVID-19 de CommUnityCare al 512-978-8775.

Plática comunitaria virtual: Actualización COVID-19
Para platicar y obtener la información más actualizada sobre la respuesta de CommUnityCare al Coronavirus, acompáñenos cada martes y jueves, de 12:30 - 1 p.m. NOTAR: La Plática Comunitaria Virtual en español se llevará a cabo por separado a la de inglés. Confirme su asistencia aquí.

Cómo entrar
Digitalmente (no se requiere ninguna aplicación): Vínculo; contraseña: 046720
Por teléfono (no se requiere ningún teléfono inteligente):
US: +1(888)5010031
Meeting ID: 148 212 6646
Password: 246110

Junta de la Junta Administrativa de Central Health de Abril
La junta de la Junta Administrativa de Central Health programada regularmente es hoy miércoles 22 de abril a las 5:30 p.m.

Los miembros del público pueden acompañarnos por teléfono con las instrucciones a seguir:
  1. Llame gratis: 1-888-501-0031
  2. Número de Identificación: 149 678 4507#
  3. Contraseña: 007710#
Para proporcionar comentarios durante la audiencia pública para el Fondo de Participación de Proveedores Locales (LPPF, por sus siglas en inglés) o la parte de comunicación con el público de la Junta Administrativa de Central Health, deberá inscribirse para hablar. Para hacer esto, llame al 512-978-9190 y deje un mensaje o complete este formulario en línea.

Por favor avíseme si tiene preguntas.

Thank you,

Elizabeth

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

4-H Essential Elements Online Training

I wanted to let you know about a training for 4-H volunteers taking place next Monday and Tuesday.  You can register at the link below:


There will be recognition items sent out to those who participate.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Travis and Bastrop County Photography Workshop (Online) Tuesday, 4/21 at 3 PM

I will be conducting another Travis County Photography Workshop via Zoom next Tuesday, April 21, at 3 PM.  This will be a different lesson than the previous one, so if you attended another one there will be new material.  However, I'll also be discussing some of the same topics covered last time, but with a different lesson plan.  If you are interested, please email me at Nathan.Tucker@agnet.tamu.edu and I'll email you the link next Monday.  I would recommend bringing some photos you have taken so we can review and discuss them.


Monday, April 13, 2020

4-H County Council Meeting April 27th 6:30pm via ZOOM


Travis County 4-H County Council Meeting
Apr 27, 2020 06:30 PM
All Members Welcome

Join Zoom Meeting

4-H Water Ambassadors Program Now Accepting Applications - Due by May 1, 2020


Applications for the 2020/2021 cohort of 4-H Water Ambassadors are now open. Deadline May 1.

Eligibility: Senior age (14-18) 4-H youth that exhibit a genuine interest in water/natural resources and a commitment to leadership

How Youth Apply:

  1. Visit www.texas4hwaterambassadors.com to download application instructions
  2. Complete the online application at https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/water/index.html

COVID-19 Contingency Plans: If it is necessary to suspend the summer face-to-face 4-H2O Leadership Academy, a virtual academy will be held followed by field trips/tours throughout the year. If the face-to-face academy is cancelled, due date for the $250 participation fee will be postponed until a later date.



2020-2021 Livestock Validation Forms Due Today

2020-2021 Livestock Validation Forms
  • Due 4/13/2020: 2020-2021 State Fair Lamb & Goat Validation Tag Order Form – PDF Form
  • Due 4/13/2020: 2020-2021 State Fair Swine Validation Tag Order Form – PDF Form
  • Due 4/13/2020: 2020-2021 Steer Validation Tag Order Form – PDF Form
  • Due 4/13/20 (summer) and 9/1/20 (fall): 2020-2021 Heifer UIN Order Form – PDF Form
  • Due 5/1/20 on 4-H CONNECT – 2020 Horse Validation Instructions

Texas 4-H State Photography Contest: Deadline to enter is April 15th

Reminder:  April 15th is the deadline for entering the Texas 4-H State Photography contest.  Please see rules below:




Friday, April 10, 2020

Athletes for Computer Science online coding program

If you are interested in this program, please email me at nathan.tucker@agnet.tamu.edu and I'll send you the link.


District 10 4-H Virtual Project Group

Please join the District 10 4-H Virtual project group using this link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/217552369467513/

I will post regular assignments and comment on any photos posted to the group.  Here is the first assignment:


Monday, April 6, 2020

UPDATE: Travis and Bastrop County Photography Workshop (Online) Tuesday, 4/14 at 3 PM

I will be conducting another Travis County Photography Workshop via Zoom next Tuesday, April 14, at 3 PM.  This will be a brand new lesson from the previous one, so if you attended another one there will be new material.  However, I'll also be discussing some of the same topics covered last time, but with a different lesson plan.  If you are interested, please email me at Nathan.Tucker@agnet.tamu.edu and I'll email you the link next Monday.  I would recommend bringing some photos you have taken so we can review and discuss them.

Please note, there will be no meeting tomorrow, April 7th.  I have moved the meeting to the 14th at the request of an attendee.  

Friday, April 3, 2020

Athletes for Computer Science Coding Lessons (online) - NEW TIME AND FLYER

I wanted to make you aware of an awesome program we are promoting here at CEP 4-H.  These are virtual lessons that can all be done online.  They are very kid-friendly. 

Here is a flyer for the program.  Also, here is the link to their website:


There are videos about the program and you can even do a lesson.  We did the Minecraft lesson yesterday and it was fun and educational.  We are looking for schools/sites that are interested in participating in this program.  We are conducting a volunteer training next Monday at noon so have anyone who is interested in attending email me at nathan.tucker@agnet.tamu.edu and I will send them the link.  This is an excellent opportunity for home schools as well.



Thursday, April 2, 2020

Athletes for Computer Science Coding Lessons (online)

I wanted to make you aware of an awesome program we are promoting here at CEP 4-H.  These are virtual lessons that can all be done online.  They are very kid-friendly. 

Here is a flyer for the program.  Also, here is the link to their website:


There are videos about the program and you can even do a lesson.  We did the Minecraft lesson yesterday and it was fun and educational.  We are looking for schools/sites that are interested in participating in this program.  We are conducting a volunteer training next Monday at 1 PM so have anyone who is interested in attending email me at nathan.tucker@agnet.tamu.edu and I will send them the link.  This is an excellent opportunity for home schools as well.


Travis and Bastrop County Photography Workshop (Online) Tuesday, 4/7 at 3 PM

Travis and Bastrop County Photography Workshop (Online) Tuesday, 4/7 at 3 PM

I will be conducting another Travis County Photography Workshop via Zoom next Tuesday, April 7, at 3 PM.  This time I'll be covering some of the basics, but I'll also have new material for those who attended another of the meetings.  If you are interested, please email me at Nathan.Tucker@agnet.tamu.edu and I'll email you the link early next week, either Monday or Tuesday.  I would recommend bringing some photos you have taken so we can review and discuss them.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

State Photography Contest Registration Open Tomorrow


Please see the following update regarding the State Photography Contest:

"Good afternoon colleagues,

Some have asked about the status of the Texas 4-H state photography contest, so I thought it best to send out an email with details. 

Registration will continue as scheduled.  It will open on 4-H Connect April 1 and close on April 15.  The judging of the photos will not take place until mid-May, and awards will be distributed in June.  Due to the ongoing circumstances, we will adjust the timeline listed in the rules for approvals and payments to the following:

·       County Entry Approval Deadline:  April 29, 2020
·       Payment with a 4-H county or club check is due by May 15, 2020
o   (it is highly recommended to turn the “pay by check” option off so that you can minimize person-to-person contact during this time period).  Instructions on how to turn on/off that feature:  LINK  
o   You will need to do this prior to April 1 for it to be in effect for youth as they begin to register. 
o   To only accept credit card payments, leave the “Electronic Payments” box checked and uncheck the “County/Club Check” option.

As a reminder, counties may only enter 1 photo per category.  We understand that some counties may not have been able to have a qualifying contest to determine the photos that advance.  If that is your case, I have attached instructions on how you can view all photos your members enter so that you can have those evaluated locally before approving registrations in Connect.

If you have questions or need additional guidance, please let me know.

Take care,

Derrick Bruton, M.S.
Extension Program Specialist II
4-H Youth Development – STEM"

Also, here are the rules, in case you need them:






Monday, March 30, 2020

American Farm Bureau Foundation At Home Ag-tivities

I would like to share a link to some At Home Ag-tivities that you can do from your own home to learn more about Agriculture.  There are activities for all age groups Pre K - 12th grade.

https://www.agfoundation.org/news/at-home-ag-tivites?fbclid=IwAR2Bues5tQL0FkJ4l6LztyaSaVtdGmvdqI2AaOmL9M1iVoYi0TFdy-4rHvY