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December 2016

Inside this issue: Kids Vote & Robotic Club

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Club Updates

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4-H Contests

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Happy Holidays

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Upcoming Workshops

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Last Stop Holiday Shop

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Healthy Choices

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Spotlight of the Month UK’s “Physics Zoo” Highlights In-School Programs

County Extension Agents for 4-H Youth Development Danielle Hagler danielle.hagler@uky.edu

Luke Fries luke.fries@uky.edu

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 “Optimist Youth Vote� 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

Homeschool Club

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.

Teen Council

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!

Categories include:   

Songwriting Poetry (3 line minimum and 25 line maximum) “What 4-H Means to Me” Essay (minimum 500 words) Original Monologue

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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

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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

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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University of Kentucky Nelson County 317 South Third Street Bardstown, KY 40004

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Calendar of Events Sunday

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Dec 18

December 19

December 20

December 21

December 22

December 23

December 24 Office Closed

Dec 25

December 26

December 27

December 28

December 29

December 30

December 31

January 5

January 6

January 7 Shooting Sports

January 12

January 13

January 14 Stitch N Time

January 19

January 20

January 21

January 26 January 27 Stitch N’ Time

January 28

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

Jan 15

January 16 January 17 Office Closed for MLK Day

Jan 22

January 23 Robotics Family Fitness

January 4

January 18

January 24 January 25 January to June Orientation Mtg


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