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?

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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!

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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!
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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!

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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

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

Contact Dani Annala at 541-386-3343 x260 or dani.annala@oregonstate.edu 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!

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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 Dani.annala@oregonstate.edu.

 

 

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.

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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!

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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?