Wednesday, April 7, 2021

2021 4-H Virtual Photography Series

Virtual photography series conducted through Zoom starts next Wednesday April 14th.  Please email me if you are interested in participating.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

2021 Youth Lab

Greetings, 

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2021 CEP 4-H Virtual Youth Lab is live. The link to registration is on the attached flyer, as well as below.

The Youth Lab summer program reaches underserved teens in 9th, 10th and 11th grades from throughout the  State of Texas. The 4-H and Youth Development Unit of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University hosts the virtual camp to introduce young people to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers in agriculture. There are two overarching goals of this program:

1.) to increase the likelihood of youth from historically under-served/ underrepresented populations to pursue enrollment in post-secondary education 

2.) to provide an awareness of and encourage interest to pursue careers in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) careers. These goals are parallel to the mission of S.A.L.E., Inc. by focusing on educating and developing the youth of Texas for careers in agriculture.  

The agenda for this program is set up with fun, exciting, and educational activities filled with guest speakers, virtual field trips, hands on activities and more.

If you have youth that would be interested in applying please follow the link https://pvamu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HxRWbHL7IhBkt8  to apply by end of day April 30, 2021. There is one recommendation letter required. 

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Nathan Tucker

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

2020-2021 Texas 4-H Photography Contest

 I would like to share with you the following message from Derrick Bruton regarding the 2020-2021 Texas Photography Contest and some changes to the submission process that will take place this year:

"As a friendly reminder, this contest is only open to senior 4-H members and photos for this contest qualify from county to state.  District photography contests have no bearing on qualification.

I also want to announce a slight change in the registration process.  This change will enable us to have photos entered directly into the online judging system while also maintaining your approvals of eligibility within 4HOnline. 

Members will continue to make category selections and pay for entries on 4HOnline, but will now upload their photos in a separate system called Submittable (the same platform we used last year for online judging).  When a member completes his/her 4HOnline registration, he/she will receive an automated email with a link and instructions to upload their photos into Submittable. 

The entry timeline is April 1-15, which applies to both 4HOnline and Submittable.  After the 15th, neither system will accept late entries."  These entries will show up as pending until they are approved at the county level (we can only approve one entry per category) and at the state level.

I am also including the letter for the contest below:



Friday, March 19, 2021

CEP State 4-H Photography Contest: Update

We are excited to announce that this year we will be holding our first ever CEP 4-H Photography Contest!  This contest will be open to all 4-H members in the junior and intermediate age groups.  Seniors are unable to enter, since there is already a state photography contest for seniors.  However, seniors who are interested in judging can contact me to act as judges for photos from 4-H'ers who do not reside in their counties.  Please see the flyer and the letter outlining the rules and categories below.  Please note that some of the categories vary a little from those used in the other 4-H Photography Contests.  Please email your photos to me at Nathan.Tucker@agnet.tamu.edu.

UPDATE:  I am happy to announce that HEB has graciously decided to contribute to our contest.  They have provided $20 gift cards to be given out to each Best in Show winner in the contest.  I have updated the letter to reflect this.  Thank you to HEB for their generous support.










Wednesday, March 17, 2021

2021 4-H At-Home Garden Series

 We are excited to announce that the Spring 2021 4-H At-Home Garden Series is open for registration! Youth will go along our completely self-paced program, where they will do their gardening activities with our YouTube Channel (MyExtension210). And of course…you get a FREE supply kit! Activities include: DIY Hydroponics, Container Gardening, Greenhouses, Photography contest… and much more!  


Registration Dates: 3/16/21 – 3/29/21

Program Dates: 4/5/21 – 4/26/21

Time: Self-Paced

Location: YouTube

Registration link:

https://pvamu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2mhK0JVkRNZqcvQ

Cost: Free! And you get a FREE supply kit.




Thursday, March 11, 2021

CEP State 4-H Photography Contest

 We are excited to announce that this year we will be holding our first ever CEP 4-H Photography Contest!  This contest will be open to all 4-H members in the junior and intermediate age groups.  Seniors are unable to enter, since there is already a state photography contest for seniors.  However, seniors who are interested in judging can contact me to act as judges for photos from 4-H'ers who do not reside in their counties.  Please see the flyer and the letter outlining the rules and categories below.  Please note that some of the categories vary a little from those used in the other 4-H Photography Contests.  Please email your photos to me at Nathan.Tucker@agnet.tamu.edu.








Thursday, March 4, 2021

Team Velvet seeks young artists to create coloring pages

 

Team Velvet seeks young artists to create coloring pages

Team Velvet, Inc. helps children overcome trauma with the help of three therapy horses

All youth up through high school are invited to submit artwork for consideration. (Courtesy Photo)

RARITAN TWP., NJ. — Team Velvet, Inc is seeking submissions of black and white line drawings suitable for coloring for “A Horse Of A Different Color” coloring book.

Team Velvet, Inc. helps children overcome trauma with the help of three therapy horses. On its website is a section “Fun Stuff For Kids” which includes printable coloring pages to download and color. Team Velvet would like to expand the selection of coloring pages from a variety of young artists.

All youth up through high school are invited to submit artwork for consideration.

Drawings must be simple, black and white line drawings that fit on 8.5 by 11-inch paper, ideal for children ages 5 to 12 to color. The drawings can include one or more of the Team Velvet, Inc, horses, but that is not required. Drawings should fit with the theme of love and happiness but not be religious.

The staff of Team Velvet, Inc. will select several to be displayed on the website in the Fun Stuff for Kids’ with credit provided to the artist. Some submissions will be used to create a coloring book which will be used as a fundraiser for Team Velvet, Inc. and possibly other non-profits. All artists who submit a drawing will get a printable certificate of service from the organization. The artist and a parent or guardian must sign a release form granting Team Velvet, Inc. permission to use the artwork on its website, for fundraising, as part of a coloring book, and other purposes.

Sponsorships to cover the cost of printing the coloring book are also being accepted.

See www.teamvelvet.com/art-contest for submission information and the release form.

E-mail lrshupe@frontiernet.net with questions.

About Team Velvet: Each day there is a child who experiences the death of a loved one, is a witness to violence, is victimized by crime or intense bullying, is disfigured by an accident, or experiences countless other events — all resulting in severe childhood trauma. If left unaddressed, in the extreme, child trauma may cause flashbacks, blackouts, and may result in severe damage. Team Velvet, Inc. (609) 924-4330 provides multi-modal horse therapy for traumatized children ages 5 to 12 years with psychologist Dr. Susan Edwards. Therapy horses may be involved in interactive games, kick a soccer ball, dance, or be taught liberty performance. Children do not ride the horses; they interact while working toward goals of increased self-esteem and resiliency.

–Team Velvet

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

State-wide Water Education Series

 A message from Tarrant County CEP 4-H Agent Jordan Peldyak:

"I will be conducting a state-wide virtual water education series starting on Tuesday March 16th from 5:00-6:00 PM Central Time for 6 weeks. If you have any youth interested in the program please share my flyer and sign up link to your families.

I will keep the registration open until March 12th. I will provide a follow up email to all families who sign up. The registration link is below. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ldIt7YReffnUpw3bKLQMqGlxG-pcXejsjX0bfuoDlss/edit

Monday, February 22, 2021

D10 Photography Contest

Just a reminder that the regular registration for the D10 Photography contest closes this Friday the 26th.

Registration is on 4-H Online.  Click on the flyer below to see the letter for the contest.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Virtual 4-H Volunteer Conversation

Please join your fellow 4-H volunteers for the “4-H Virtual Volunteer Conversations” at 6pm on April 27!  April’s topic will be Program Communication Strategies.  Come join us to share ideas, build regional connections, and learn from other volunteer throughout the country! Sign up at http://bit.ly/4HVolCall to get the Zoom link.   And then mark your calendars for the upcoming sessions on April 27, July 27, and November 30.  This program is open to all 4-H volunteers and professionals. Questions? Contact Laura Huebinger, Extension Program Specialist for Volunteer Development at lhuebinger@ag.tamu.edu



Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Travis County 4-H Celebrates Black History Month!

 This February let's take some time to reflect on the contributions of black Americans.  Here are some pictures featuring some truly inspiring individuals:



Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Goat Give-Away

  Please click on flyer to register.

Operation College Access

 Please click on flyer to register.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

4-H Virtual Volunteer Conversations

Please join your fellow 4-H volunteers for the “4-H Virtual Volunteer Conversations!”  January’s topic will be Volunteer Training and Leadership Opportunities.  Come to hear what other volunteers across the Southern Region are doing and even share any success stories of your own! Sign up at http://bit.ly/4HVolCall to get the Zoom link.   And then mark your calendars for the upcoming sessions on April 27, July 27, and November 30.  Questions? Contact Laura Huebinger, Extension Program Specialist for Volunteer Development at lhuebinger@ag.tamu.edu

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Tarrant County 4-H Garden Series

 From CEP 4-H Tarrant County 4-H Agent Jordan Peldyak:

I will be offering a 4-H Youth gardening series online for all 4-H members and youth interested ages 8-18 years old this month. The class will have 6 total sessions. The times and dates will be given once everyone has registered, so we can find a day and time that works best for the majority of students. I will send out a supply list for weekly activities once we close the registration, along with the class link. I will leave the registration open until January 15th. Make sure you have a computer or device to participate. I If you would like to register please fill out this link below and make sure you fill out the attached virtual class waiver to participate within the google form. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Jordan Peldyak Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu 

Class registration link:

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Geocache Austin (February 1 – March 31, 2021)

Join us by participating in our 2021 Contactless Geocaching Challenge: Geocache Austin! This is a free event that you or your team will have 2 months to find as many contactless geocaches as possible and earn prizes along the way. The event will take place February 1 - March 31, 2021 and is a self-paced geocaching challenge in over 20 Austin parks with more than 50 geocaches to find! For more information and registration visit www.capitalcityathletics.com and complete the "2021 Geocache Austin Registration Form" located on our homepage. Registration is January 4 - 31, 2021. For questions call us at 512-978-2670 or email us at PARDAthletics@austintexas.gov