A 'Fear-Less' Approach to Understanding Dogs- their care- and training
Contact: Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, lschmittmcquitty@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: Univ of Ca 4-H Youth Development Program

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 4-H Animal Science Symposium will occur virtually. The Tuesdays in June webinar series will comprise three virtual professional development opportunities featuring recently published 4-H curricula.

Who should attend

4-H staff, key 4-H adult volunteers, 4-H teen youth (13-19 year olds) and Future Farmers of America (FFA) supervisors/teachers

Symposium Highlights:

  • Interactive and informative sessions
  • Introduction to effective teaching methods
  • Overview and availability of new curriculum materials
  • Guest speakers include Dr. Melissa Bain, Dr. Niamh Quinn, Dr. Carolyn Whitesell, Dr. Cheryl Meehan, Mr. Dan Macon, and Dr. Brian Greco

Tuesdays in June series

Live via Zoom, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

No registration fee! You will receive the link to join after you register.

June 2: Animal Welfare Proficiencies in 4-H

While raising animals for show, 4-H’ers learn the basics of animal welfare. Our new curriculum, Animal Welfare Proficiencies in 4-H, goes deeper, with guest presentations from experts in the field.


June 9: At the Interface between Livestock and Predators

This newly published curriculum addresses the important issue of creating safe, predator-proof enclosures and environments for livestock. Hear from experts in the field, and get information about how to get a copy of the curriculum.


June 16: A 'Fear-Less' Approach to Understanding Dogs, their Care and Training

In our new curriculum, A ‘Fear-Less’ Approach to Understanding Dogs, their Care, and Training, youth will gain a better understanding of “man’s best friend” and how to improve their care and training. Hear from experts in the field, and get information about how to get a copy of the curriculum.

Preregister for June 16



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Co-sponsored by the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine and UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Extension.