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Countywide Projects

Active 4-H members can sign up to join countywide projects. You will need to contact the project leader(s) for more details on meeting requirements, location and times. 

Note: The project will be listed under the Sponsored 4-H Club in 4HOnline. To add the countywide project in 4-H Online, add the sponsored club in the club participation and then add the project.

Here are some of the 2021-2022 Countywide projects. More will be added in the coming weeks.

 

Project: Services Learning: Community Service
Project Alias: 4-H Million Trees
Sponsored: Pacifica 4-H Club
Adult Leader: Tom Webber, 4hmilliontrees@gmail.com
Open to: 9 yrs old and up
Meeting Location: varies
Dates/Times: Contact Tom

Description: : 4-H’ers learn about the climate crisis and conservation as they have fun planting trees. This project is open to all San Mateo County 4-H youth. Since it was founded by a 4-Her in 2007, over 250,000 youth and adults have planted about 30 million trees to slow global climate change. Please join us and do your part!

Project: Bicycles
Sponsored: San Bruno-SSF 4-H Club
Adult Leader: Morgan Shortle, morgan.shortle@gmail.com and GarrinKimmell
Open to: All ages
Meeting Location: TBD
Dates/Times: TBD

Description: The bicycle project is an opportunity to learn all about bikes! We will learn about different types of bikes, bike safety, and bike maintenance. In addition to learning, we will identify safe bike paths around San Mateo County and get outside to enjoy rides together.

Project: Cattle: Beef
Sponsored: San Carlos-Eaton Hills 4-H Club
Adult Leaders: BeccaWihl, beccavwihl@gmail.com, Anthony Riccardi, ariccardi159@gmail.com, Makayla Arvin, makaylaarvin10@gmail.com
Open to: 9 years and older
Meeting Location: Crystal Springs Farm
Dates/Times: TBD

Description: Learn about beef cattle and their care and management. Members may raise animals for meat or for breeding. Ownership is preferred. Opportunities are available for non-owners.

Project: Community Pride & Community Service (Pen Pride)
Sponsored: Cañada-Redwood City 4-H Club
Adult Leader: Anthony Riccardi, ariccardi159@gmail.com
Open to: 9 yrs old and up
Meeting Location: San Carlos 4-H Farm
Dates/Times: TBD

 

Description: Pen Pride has been a tradition at the San Mateo County Fair for over 30 years. This is an educational fundraiser for the 4-H County Council. Youth learn how to raise and care for large animals which includes feeding, pen cleaning and exercising. A set schedule will be arranged for all participants.

Project: Dog
Sponsored: Cañada-Redwood City 4-H Club
Adult Leader: Brad Cassetta, bcassetta@aol.com
Open to: 9 yrs old and up (max 8)
Required: Dog(s)
Meeting Location: San Mateo Dog Training Hall
595 Taylor Way #2, San Carlos, CA 94070
Time: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Dates: TBD

Join us in the Dog Project. We will be teaching the skills necessary to compete in the fair: heeling, stays, sits, downs, recalls, Rally stations, Showmanship and Tunnel and weaves. We will learn about different breeds, how to groom a dog, etc. 4-Her must commit to training dogs at least 10 minutes a day 5 days a week. Training dogs is fun and requires a lot of repetition and time to refine skills and teamwork. Limited to eight 4-Hers and their dogs.

Project: Drone Exploration
Sponsored: San Mateo Park 4-H Club
Adult Leaders: Keith Farkas, keith@tktk.org and Steve Heyman, sheyman@sheyman.com
Open to: 11 yrs old and up (max 16)
Meeting Location: UC Elkus Ranch, Half Moon Bay
Dates/Times: Feb, Mar, Apr, May/TBD

Description: Join this project to learn about the mechanics, principles of flight, rules, and regulation of drones, and fly one. There will be 4 project meetings. The first meeting will provide background on drones. At the second, the youth will build a simple drone and fly it. At the third, they will learn about the specific drone model they will fly in

Project: Equine: ”Horseless” Horse
Adult Leader: Jennifer Ott Cameron, jottcameron@yahoo.com, Anthony Riccardi, ariccardi159@gmail.com

Sponsored: Cañada/Redwood City 4-H Club
Open to: 9 yrs old and up (max 8 per group)
Meeting Location: Jasper Ridge Farm
2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028
Dates/Times: Contact Jennifer

Description: This project is intended to educate the participants as well as the broader equine community using the 4-H curriculum. There will also be a focus on ethology, mental and physical welfare, the latest research, equine issues around the world, and more. We will start online but may progress to some in-person meetings at Webb Ranch per the current recommendations. For a final project, we can have a service-learning/grass-roots campaign built around a current equine welfare issue (local or national). This could be posters and flyers all the way to trying to effect legislative change.

Project: Record Keeping: Record Books
Adult Leader: Matt Stewart, stewartfamily3234@gmail.com
Sponsored: Belmont 4-H Club
Open to: all ages
Meeting Location: TBD
Dates/Times: TBD

Description: We will learn best practices for Record Books and apply them to each member's records. You will learn to keep organized records.

Project: Shooting Sports - Archery
Sponsored: 
Cañada/Redwood City 4-H Club
Adult Leader: Emmy Johnson, emma.johnson711@gmail.com and Brad Cassetta, bcassetta@aol.com
Open to: 9 years old and up
Meeting Location: UC Elkus Ranch, Half Moon Bay
Dates/Times: 10/3. 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/13, 4/3, 5/1 (1-3 pm)

 

Description: If you like to be outdoors, this is an opportunity for youth to be outside and learn how to how to safely operate and maintain archery equipment. Youth will practice shooting at targets and have the opportunity to enter in shooting competitions. This project is designed for both beginners and advanced archers.