Summer workshops for youth

Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development plans activities for June, July

The 4-H Youth Development Program in Scotts Bluff County is sponsoring seven summer workshops in June and July open to both 4-H members and non-members.

These workshops will give youth the opportunity to discover cultural diversity; learn about science and the natural environment; explore the benefits of healthy habits; combine electricity and sewing, and sharpen their photo display skills.

There are several ways to register. On-line registration is available at http://go.unl.edu/ik2m. Or brochures with registration forms are available by stopping into the Scotts Bluff County Extension at 4502 Avenue I or calling 308-632-1480. A brochure also is downloadable at the Scotts Bluff County Extension website, http://scottsbluff-morrill.unl.edu.

The workshop series begins June 20 with the Culture Celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center. Culture Celebration will feature food, art and activities to embrace the different cultures in our community.

Plus, organizers are inviting anyone in the community who wants to share their culture to set up a booth at the Culture Celebration. A booth could feature a food dish, poster, activity, art, dance or other expression. To arrange for a booth, contact Scotts Bluff County Extension at 308-632-1480 or email vrodriguez@huskers.unl.edu.

The other summer workshops include:

Home on the Range, June 20, 9 a.m. – noon, Panhandle Research and Extension Center: This workshop will uncover the importance of grasslands to livestock and western Nebraska. Participants will learn to identify common pasture grasses and leave with a mounted grass display to enter at the county fair. Cost is $5 for 4-H members and $10 for non-members.

A Day in the Life of a Scientist, June 22, 9-11:30 a.m., UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center: Children ages 5 to 7 will engage in hands-on science experiments. Cost is $5 for 4-H members and $10 for non-members.

Become a Better Showman, July 6 at Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds and July 12 at Morrill County Fairgrounds. Both workshops run from 5-7 p.m. Kids who plan to show livestock at their county fair can master their showmanship skills in market livestock. There is no charge.

Electricity + Sewing = Monster Creations, July 10, 8 a.m. – noon, Panhandle Research and Extension Center. Participants will create a light-up monster doll while learning about circuits, electricity, and sewing. Cost is $15 for 4-H members and $20 for non-members.

Catch It All on Video, July 10, 12:30 – 3 p.m. at Panhandle Center: Learn how to shoot and edit video, all on your mobile device.

Strong Body Healthy Mind, July 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Guadalupe Center, Scottsbluff: Learn the benefits of eating healthy and being active.

Photo Finish, July 16, 3-5 p.m., UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center: Participants can take their fair photography projects to the next level by learning the proper way to sandwich mat and prepare photo exhibits. Cost is $10 for 4-H members and $15 for non-members.