The Science of Cooking an Egg

During the holidays you might find that you have a little extra time for breakfast in the morning. If you do, why not make some eggs with the kids and learn a little more about what is going on?


The science of cooking an egg is a quick lesson that helps you learn about the what happens to egg proteins when we add heat! This is a great way to incorporate a little science in the morning!

Time to get cooking!


We Need Volunteers!

4-H Youth Development is a great organization that prides itself on adult-youth mentoring. Hood River County has about 70 adult volunteers each year that help mentor kids. Being a 4-H volunteer provides an opportunity for adults to share their expertise and skills with kids as well as act as a mentor. From livestock and home environment to science and art, we need adult volunteers!

4-H offers several different types of volunteer roles that allow for different levels of commitment:

  • Club Contact/Project Leader– organize club structure; plan/design club meetings; distribute information; provide opportunities in project areas; and help run county wide 4-H events. Start a club in your neighborhood!
  • Resource Leader– help facilitate county wide activities; assist clubs with educational programs; design educational events around areas of interest; actively participate in advisory committees specific to project areas of interest; no transportation responsibilities. Share your expertise with the county and existing clubs!
  • Special Activity Volunteer– organize/plan and supervise youth at special 4-H events. Help 4-H put on an event!

Volunteer and show the kids you care!


The first step to volunteering is to attend a new leader training. We have two training coming up:

  • Thursday, December 4th at 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, January 6th at 5:30pm

OSU Extension Service Annex Meeting Room
2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River

Contact Dani Annala at 541-386-3343 x260 or to register.

Chemistry is a Favorite!

In an effort to engage kids in science and create excitement about science, Hood River County 4-H has created Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lessons that introduce students to a career and give them a hands on experience. Chemistry is one of the favorites!


Along with learning about what a chemist is, students have the opportunity to create their own chemistry experiment. Yes, it is a little messy, but it’s for the kids! Kids can either create flubber or a bouncy ball. Kids are introduced to the science inquiry process and for formal educators the lessons are connected to the Next Generation Science Standards. What a great way to explore science!

All of our STEM kits can be viewed online and these kits can be borrowed by contacting



Hood River County 4-H, What is so Great About 4-H?

Hood River County 4-H has great traditional 4-H program where youth can bring their prize animals to the county fair, bake prize winning muffins and sew award winning outfits.


What is so great about 4-H is that there is so much more to 4-H than what we think of. 4-H is teaching kids about science, nutrition, careers, citizenship, expressive arts, leadership, post secondary education and much more! 4-H helps provide youth with a foundation of skills and mentors to help them become successful adults. The projects that kids choose to participate in is just the hook!


This blog is designed to help shed light on some of the great programs that 4-H offers in Hood River County as well as provide educational resources and tips for 4-H volunteers, and community educators.

P1000466So, what is so great about 4-H to you?