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Virtual 4-H Summer Fun Registration

I am excited to announce that Johnston County will be offering FOUR virtual 4-H Summer Fun programs this summer!

All of our virtual programs will be conducted through Zoom and will be password protected for the protection of our youth. 


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Jr. Master Gardener® program of North Carolina – Wildlife in the Garden

June 15-18, 2020 | 10–11 a.m.

In this four-day program taught by Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Johnston County, youth will learn where animals live in the garden, what they eat, how to keep them safe in the garden, and all about butterflies – their ecosystem and how to make them happy when they are in the garden. Participants in this program will receive a small kit with materials that they will use while participating in the program. Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with information on how to pay and pick up your child’s kit! This program is open to the first 20 youth who register! Registration closes June 8 at 5 p.m.

Register online

Drawing 101 – Ways to Improve Your Skills

June 23-25, 2020 | 10–11 a.m.

In this three-day virtual program, youth will learn many tips and techniques to help improve their skill in art. They will learn about art history, discuss art trends, as well as learn how to better sketch, shade, color, and add expression to their art. They will learn how to help with character designs, as well as some things to avoid in the future when making art. Registration closes June 19 at 5 p.m.
This program will be taught by Olive Little, a Johnston County 4-H youth, who is a self-taught artist. Olive is a strong supporter of all forms of art and she believes that anyone can be an artist or enjoy art and its purpose of self-expression, cultural expression, and therapeutic means. She plans to earn a fine arts degree in her coming college years and she looks forward to working with you or your children during this program.
List of supplies you will need:
1. 2 pencils (I highly suggest mechanical pencils with 0.5mm lead, you can get these at any department store like Walmart or Target)
2. A good eraser (your pencil eraser works fine, however, having a separate one helps quite a bit)
3. Good drawing paper (the thinker the paper, the better)
4. A ruler
5. A black pen (try and find the smoothest pen you can find, a brush pen works just as well)
6. Colored pencils (having a wide variety of colors is always helpful. You can also use any other coloring method, like markers, paint, crayons, etc.)
7. Scissors
8. A flat surface to draw on (desk, table, floor, etc.)

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Beekeeping 101

June 30-July 2, 2020 | 10–11:30 a.m.

In this 3-day virtual program, youth will learn from several beekeepers from Johnston County who keep bees themselves, some are relatively new to beekeeping while others could be considered experienced beekeepers with many years of practice under their belt. Youth will learn about the basics of beekeeping, how to get started, best practices, and more. On the second day, youth will go more in-depth with a look inside a real beehive while doing a hive inspection! On the third day, we will venture into a more modern and new practice with a look into a Flow Hive that one of our local beekeepers owns. Youth will learn about the differences, the challenges, and benefits of this “modern” hive.
Registration closes June 26 at 5 p.m.

Cooking in the Kitchen

July 14-16, 2020 | 10–11:30 a.m.

This 3-day virtual program is a 4-H program specifically for youth who have little to no experience cooking. If this program, youth will learn basic food, nutrition, and culinary skills to prepare recipes they will enjoy during the workshop and be able to prepare at home. They will also learn how to make many delicious and nutritious recipes such as MyPlate pizza, French omelets, and easy cheesy lasagna. Registration closes July 10 at 5 p.m.

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