Inside this issue: Kids Vote & Robotic Club
Last Stop Holiday Shop
Spotlight of the Month UK’s “Physics Zoo” Highlights In-School Programs
County Extension Agents for 4-H Youth Development Danielle Hagler firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Fries email@example.com
317 South Third Street Bardstown, KY 40004 502-348-9204 502-348-9270 fax
The University of Kentucky Physics Petting Zoo is a hands-on classroom tool. It consists of 24 stations, each presenting a hands-on physics activity. These are simple and yet instructive, so
safe for students to handle and experiment with. In November and December, 4H Agents in Nelson County made visits to several schools including Bardstown Elementary School, Foster
light” and some of Newton’s Laws of Physics. Youth really enjoyed the spectrometer (pictured), which gave them an opportunity to look at “white light” and see just
that all age groups enjoy interacting with them and learn from them. All components of the Zoo are
Heights, New Haven School and Bloomfield Elementary and Middle Schools, to share knowledge about “white
how many colors it was made of. Agents look forward to seeing students again after the Holidays!
2016 Kids Vote & Robotic Club Page 2
Kids Vote 2016 The Nelson County 4-H Teen Council and Homeschool clubs volunteered for the â€œOptimist Youth Voteâ€? booth, at the Nelson County fairgrounds, during the presidential election in November of 2016. The voting event encourages youth to share
their voice and they learn the history and importance of voting. Special thanks to Nelson County 4-H Volunteer Cleo Philon for coordinating this great civic learning opportunity.
4-H Robotics Club Nelson County Extension Staff Member Is Retiring!
The 4-H Robotics Club has been working hard and having fun learning new skills will that working with their robots. Club members spent a Saturday using workshop time to practice the programming of their
More Physics Zoo!
Lego MindStorm robots. Hunter and Woody McCoy again shared their knowledge with the club. Photo credit Joy Means
Club Updates Page 3
St. Ann’s School Seahawks 4-H Club St. Ann’s Seahawks used the Conservation Officer, Kaelin McWilliams to tell the club about bears. A bear was spotted not too long ago toward the back of the school, so the topic was very appropriate. St. Ann’s 4-H Club will have a December “Holiday” meeting and continue to bring in “pop tabs”.
On November 17, 2016 at the Blue Grass Home Educators meeting, we learned about Mammoth Cave. We saw some cool pictures of caves & some creatures at Mammoth Cave. We also played in sheet caves & drew pictures on a paper wall. We did bat crafts too! Then after crafts we played fruit salad & don’t show your teeth! Those games were pretty fun. So that’s what at happened on Nov 17, 2016 Blue Grass Home Submitted by: Club Reporter Elijah Davis Educators meeting.
On November 15, the Nelson County Teen Council met at the Extension Office. At this meeting, Caleb Enlow became the new secretary for the Council. Also, the
Council decided to discount the Nelson County 4-H T-shirts, and help people whose name was on the Angel tree. After the business portion of the meeting, members played a
team building game using Jenga Blocks, and sorted newsletters and shoes. Submitted by Club Reporter: Madelyn Bolin
4-H Contests Page 4
Last Stop Holiday Shop If you missed the “Last Stop Holiday Shop” event this year, you may have missed out on some great items. On December 10th, 2016, the Nelson County 4-H Adult Council, along with
the Nelson County 4-H Micro-Business Alliance Club, teamed up to put on the event. Close to twenty vendors showed up to visit with the community and market their wonderful
products. Be on the lookout for the event again next year and check out the next page of this newsletter to see some of those wonderful, once-a-year items!
Kentucky 4-H Written Communications Contest Do you have a passion for writing? Have you ever written a poem or a song? If so, share you talents and participate in the Kentucky4-H Written Communications Contest!
Songwriting Poetry (3 line minimum and 25 line maximum) “What 4-H Means to Me” Essay (minimum 500 words) Original Monologue
Press Release Public Service Announcement
For rules, contact Luke Fries, Nelson County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
2017 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest on scope of research, accuracy, creativity, conciseness, and logical topic development. Full details can be found under “Bee Keeping” at: http://4-h.ca.uky.edu/ag.
Project Club Save the Date!
This year’s topic is “How can MP3 (Managed Pollinator Protection Plan) more effectively protect honey bees from pesticide exposure?”
Those interested in taking part in this contest should submit a typed, double spaced, 12 pt font, 750-1000 word essay. Essays are judged
4-H Winter Weather Notice
The winter season is upon us and as we all know, winter usually brings snow. The Nelson County 4-H Club weather policy is as follows: “If Nelson County Schools are canceled due to bad weather or for any reason, all 4-H meetings and
activities are automatically You can find us by canceled.” In addition, if searching: “Nelson County there is a threat for bad Extension” weather before a meeting, call the Extension Office at 348-9204 for information regarding the meeting or event and any cancellations. In addition, like our page and add us on Facebook.
Last Stop Holiday Shop 2016 Page 5
Holiday Card Winners Seniors Madelyn Bolin—1st place Carly Douglas—2nd place Grayson Lyvers—3rd place
Juniors Emily Sanders—1st place Skylar Jurian—2nd place Aydon Lyvers—3rd place
1st place 1st place 2nd place 2nd place 3rd place
Happy Holidays & St. Jude’s Holiday Cards Page 6
Happy Holidays from the Nelson County Cooperative Extension Staff A.K.A the “Christmas Carol” Cast!
St Jude’s Ranch for Children Recycled Cards Program A great after holiday service project! Drop them off at the Extension office in January! They also accept used, all-occasion cards. They are currently in need of Birthday and Thank You cards. “The children participate in making the new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by the children and volunteers. The benefits are two-fold: customers receive "green" holiday cards for use and the children receive payment for their work and learn the benefits and importance of "going green".” (for more info visit http://www.stjudesranch.org/shop/recycled-card-program/) No Hallmark, Disney or American greetings Cards will be accepted. You can Mail your donations to: St. Jude's Ranch for Children Recycled Card Program 100 St. Jude's Street - Boulder City, NV 89005
Electricity & Scrapbooking Workshops Page 7
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Calendar of Events Sunday
December 24 Office Closed
January 7 Shooting Sports
January 14 Stitch N Time
January 26 January 27 Stitch Nâ€™ Time
Office Closed Jan 1 Office Closed Jan 8
January 2 January 3 Office Closed
January 9 Dairy Club
January 10 January 11 Adult & Teen Council
January 16 January 17 Office Closed for MLK Day
January 23 Robotics Family Fitness
January 24 January 25 January to June Orientation Mtg