- Author: Darlene McIntyre
4-H Summer Science Academy
Registration is now open, go to http://ucanr.edu/scienceacademy
New in 2014 will be 3 week long science academies offered in Merced. Each week there will be two different Science, Engineering, and Technology topics to choose from. The academies will be held from 8:30 am to 12:00 Monday– Friday at the UC Cooperative Extension Classroom 2145 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced. The academies will be offered to youth ages 7 and up.
Week one—July 7-11 Session A - 4-H SERIES Ages 9-12
Session B - TechXcite ages 11 and up
Week two—July 14 - 18 Session C - 4-H YES Ages 7-9
Session D - 4-H Junk Drawer Robotics ages 10 and up
Week three—July 21– 25 Session E – Biophotonics Ages 7-10
Session F - TechXcite ages 11 and up
Each session of the SSA will cost $50.00 for the five morning program. Individuals may register for one session per week . Each week will include unique offerings so you may want to sign up for each week. New 4-H members will also have 4-H insurance and enrollment fees.
Hats, Scarves and Ties
Our new shipment of hats, scarves and ties has arrived. We have them available for sale at the 4-H office.
Friends Helping Friends
Friends Helping Friends will be held June 13 from 8-1 at the fairgrounds. For over 25 years 4-H has conducted an event bringing together youth and adults with varying special needs. This activity was started due to interest developed by 4-H members raising Guide Dog Puppies. The current event, "Friends Helping Friends," is conducted in cooperation with the Merced County Fair. The activities include guided tours, visits to fair exhibit buildings, petting zoo, other hands-on activities, and lunch provided by the Merced Elks. Please sign up to help by being a tour guide during this event. Your club leaders have sign-up sheets available, or call the office at 385-7418. Youth and parents are welcome to be tour guides.
Camp is right around the corner. This year camp will be June 28th to July 2nd. Cost for camp this year is $160. Remember each club needs 1 chaperone per 10 campers. Make sure your chaperone is the same gender as most of your campers. We will not expect camp applications without club chaperones
Merced Fair Books
The 2014 Merced Fair Exhibitors Books are available online at the Fair website at: http://www.mercedcountyfair.com/
Please note the following information from page 25:
Washing of Livestock:
Should drought conditions dictate, washing of livestock will be prohibited. Should washing be allowed, a nozzle with automatic shut off must be used. Absolutely NO free flow of water will be allowed.
Countywide Trap Shoot Contest
All Star candidates Courtney Creighton and Daniel Vann will be hosting a countywide Trap Shoot contest on July 12. The event will be held at Rooster Ranch in Newman. Anyone registered in a shotgun project will be eligible to enter. Registration will be done at the event. More information will be announced at the end of May.
State Leadership Conference August 14-17, 2014 U.C. Santa Cruz “Raiders of the Lost Leadership”
The 4-H State Leadership Conference brings together high school youth from across California in a four-day leadership training, networking, and learning experience. Check our website, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates and exciting announcements!
Revolution of Responsibility
2013/2014 Revolution of Responsibility Application Deadlines:
July 15, 2014
September 15, 2014
November 15, 2014