Dickinson County MSU Extension

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07/26/2021

Many times, the dungeon master has sent you and your D&D character on the quest of a lifetime. Now how would you like to CREATE the quest of a lifetime? Mason County 4-H League of Clovers Gaming Society is planning a workshop where participants will be able to work with our volunteers to become Dungeon Masters and develop the skills necessary to run their own quest. Participants will work with our volunteers to learn about creative writing, story structure and character development as well as how to create a world that is gripping, exciting and flowing.
The workshop will take place on September 25, 2021. Registration is open!
The Clover Banner is in your hands. Will you raise it?
https://events.anr.msu.edu/DMKnowsAll/

Many times, the dungeon master has sent you and your D&D character on the quest of a lifetime. Now how would you like to CREATE the quest of a lifetime? Mason County 4-H League of Clovers Gaming Society is planning a workshop where participants will be able to work with our volunteers to become Dungeon Masters and develop the skills necessary to run their own quest. Participants will work with our volunteers to learn about creative writing, story structure and character development as well as how to create a world that is gripping, exciting and flowing.
The workshop will take place on September 25, 2021. Registration is open!
The Clover Banner is in your hands. Will you raise it?
https://events.anr.msu.edu/DMKnowsAll/

07/26/2021
07/26/2021

You are invited to join fellow vegetable growers at the MSU UPREC Organic Vegetable Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 5th 9am-1pm!

Learn how current research projects at the UPREC North Farm could apply to your vegetable operation: An organic w**d management trial using a range of mechanical cultivation tools and vegetable variety trials evaluating cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, squash, and carrots for the local food economy. You’ll have the opportunity to try cultivation tools, participate in a veggie tasting, chat with researchers, and discuss how the season is going with other farmers!

Register by Aug 2nd at https://events.anr.msu.edu/UPRECOrgVegFieldDay/

Organic Vegetable Field Day
Thursday, August 5
9 am – 1 pm, free event including lunch
MSU UPREC – North Farm – N5431 Rock River Rd., Chatham

You are invited to join fellow vegetable growers at the MSU UPREC Organic Vegetable Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 5th 9am-1pm!

Learn how current research projects at the UPREC North Farm could apply to your vegetable operation: An organic w**d management trial using a range of mechanical cultivation tools and vegetable variety trials evaluating cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, squash, and carrots for the local food economy. You’ll have the opportunity to try cultivation tools, participate in a veggie tasting, chat with researchers, and discuss how the season is going with other farmers!

Register by Aug 2nd at https://events.anr.msu.edu/UPRECOrgVegFieldDay/

Organic Vegetable Field Day
Thursday, August 5
9 am – 1 pm, free event including lunch
MSU UPREC – North Farm – N5431 Rock River Rd., Chatham

07/24/2021

Explore 4-H, for FREE! Michigan 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-19 at no cost! There are many environmental and outdoor education opportunities available statewide! Start exploring today by contacting your local County MSU Extension office and see what how you can get involved with 4-H!

07/24/2021

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We have the best people supporting our young livestock exhibitors. Thank you, Connie, for your dedicated commitment. 🐑🐄🐐🐖🎡

07/23/2021

We are happy to announce that our website is being updated and that our 2021 fairbook is available on the website as well as through this link . Deadline for entries is August 17th. https://dickinsoncountyfair.com/fairbook.htm *** Added into the comments is the guidance page on how to enter for anyone whom it may help***

07/21/2021

Interested in insects? Join us for Bug Lunch, Tuesdays at noon! Youth ages 6-12 will learn about the wonderful world of insects through virtual meetings that will inform and engage.
We will talk about all things insects, from migration to pollination. Youth will learn about the insects around them with fun activities like making a pollinator feeder, doing a bug scavenger hunt, and more!
Interested? Register here: https://tinyurl.com/buglunch

Interested in insects? Join us for Bug Lunch, Tuesdays at noon! Youth ages 6-12 will learn about the wonderful world of insects through virtual meetings that will inform and engage.
We will talk about all things insects, from migration to pollination. Youth will learn about the insects around them with fun activities like making a pollinator feeder, doing a bug scavenger hunt, and more!
Interested? Register here: https://tinyurl.com/buglunch

07/19/2021

The 2021 Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration planning committee asked you to keep your eyes open for other Creative Arts Opportunities coming your way in 2021! We are so glad that you did, and the “May-July Appreciation Kits” went fast in keeping 4-H creative leaders engaged and having some fun. We will be sending out the last of these monthly creative art kits for August to our Golden 4-H Adult Leaders! There is a limited supply of kits. Register today for your August kit, containing a creative activity with supplies, additional ideas and maybe a surprise or two for you! Register at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/craftsaroundtheworldaugust2021/ by July 28th!

The 2021 Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration planning committee asked you to keep your eyes open for other Creative Arts Opportunities coming your way in 2021! We are so glad that you did, and the “May-July Appreciation Kits” went fast in keeping 4-H creative leaders engaged and having some fun. We will be sending out the last of these monthly creative art kits for August to our Golden 4-H Adult Leaders! There is a limited supply of kits. Register today for your August kit, containing a creative activity with supplies, additional ideas and maybe a surprise or two for you! Register at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/craftsaroundtheworldaugust2021/ by July 28th!

07/19/2021

Let’s have fun engineering simple machines!
Explore the Tinybop app to experience the playful side of physics. Build simple machines based on these principles and make it move! Create, experiment, and discover innovative inspiration in found objects and materials. Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, August 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, September 1, 4:30-5:30 EST/3:30-4:30 CT
This free club is open to youth of ages 8-13 in all UP counties, kits will be mailed prior to first meeting. Zoom link and supply kit information will be sent to you upon completion of registration. Register here https://forms.gle/srmgTrbhCF9C3Xm78 before August 2.

Let’s have fun engineering simple machines!
Explore the Tinybop app to experience the playful side of physics. Build simple machines based on these principles and make it move! Create, experiment, and discover innovative inspiration in found objects and materials. Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, August 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, September 1, 4:30-5:30 EST/3:30-4:30 CT
This free club is open to youth of ages 8-13 in all UP counties, kits will be mailed prior to first meeting. Zoom link and supply kit information will be sent to you upon completion of registration. Register here https://forms.gle/srmgTrbhCF9C3Xm78 before August 2.

07/15/2021
07/15/2021

Talking With Kids About Race

Talking openly about racism, bias and differences is critical to raising anti-racist children and transforming systems of oppression but it can also feel intimidating and uncomfortable for parents and caregivers.
Join MSU Extension for “Talking With Kids About Race” on July 26th from 7-8:30PM EST. Parents and caregivers will learn about the following topics:
• What are social identities?
• What are racism and anti-racism?
• Why should I talk about race?
• How should I talk about race?
This program is open to all and is free of charge.

Preregistration is required in order to receive the link to join the webinar. You can register for the program here: https://bit.ly/TalkingRace7-26-21

Talking With Kids About Race

Talking openly about racism, bias and differences is critical to raising anti-racist children and transforming systems of oppression but it can also feel intimidating and uncomfortable for parents and caregivers.
Join MSU Extension for “Talking With Kids About Race” on July 26th from 7-8:30PM EST. Parents and caregivers will learn about the following topics:
• What are social identities?
• What are racism and anti-racism?
• Why should I talk about race?
• How should I talk about race?
This program is open to all and is free of charge.

Preregistration is required in order to receive the link to join the webinar. You can register for the program here: https://bit.ly/TalkingRace7-26-21

07/15/2021

Michigan Field Guide: Practice your species identification skills and get creative with the MI Field Guide SPIN Club! Join us via zoom to learn how to identify Michigan’s insects, amphibians, mammals, and more! Members will receive materials to make their own field guides in the mail and will be invited to join our Goosechase (virtual scavenger hunt) game for even more fun! Recommended for Michigan youth ages 9 - 13, 4-H enrollment required. For more information, and to register visit https://bit.ly/FieldGuideSPIN

Michigan Field Guide: Practice your species identification skills and get creative with the MI Field Guide SPIN Club! Join us via zoom to learn how to identify Michigan’s insects, amphibians, mammals, and more! Members will receive materials to make their own field guides in the mail and will be invited to join our Goosechase (virtual scavenger hunt) game for even more fun! Recommended for Michigan youth ages 9 - 13, 4-H enrollment required. For more information, and to register visit https://bit.ly/FieldGuideSPIN

07/15/2021

Natural Dye Adventure: Do you enjoy tie-dying? Did you know that plants can be used to make natural dyes? Did you know that natural dyes have been used for thousands of years? And how did pirates ever get involved? Join us via zoom to learn about natural dyes, techniques, and methods. During each meeting, we’ll use natural dyes such as turmeric, tea leaves, walnuts, and hibiscus to color materials provided in supply kits. Recommended for Michigan youth ages 9 - 13, 4-H enrollment required. For more information, and to register visit https://bit.ly/NaturalDyeSPIN

Natural Dye Adventure: Do you enjoy tie-dying? Did you know that plants can be used to make natural dyes? Did you know that natural dyes have been used for thousands of years? And how did pirates ever get involved? Join us via zoom to learn about natural dyes, techniques, and methods. During each meeting, we’ll use natural dyes such as turmeric, tea leaves, walnuts, and hibiscus to color materials provided in supply kits. Recommended for Michigan youth ages 9 - 13, 4-H enrollment required. For more information, and to register visit https://bit.ly/NaturalDyeSPIN

07/12/2021

Have you ever thought about Diseases, Human and Animal health and how they interact? Are you looking to go on a new learning adventure? The Zoonotic Disease Detective SPIN club is for you! Starting July 19th and going through August 2nd Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-7 PM EST, join us for an interactive introduction to 4-H animal science projects. This program targets youth ages 9-13. This SPIN club is built to teach the basics of Human and Animal health and how they interact. Come, join us on the start to your journey in Zoonotic Disease Detectives! To sign up, please click the link below!

Register at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVfbxBjSskpNrv0Q9MJNoFlGLO7kiR7BHHP7eZCNv-RKB5jg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Have you ever thought about Diseases, Human and Animal health and how they interact? Are you looking to go on a new learning adventure? The Zoonotic Disease Detective SPIN club is for you! Starting July 19th and going through August 2nd Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-7 PM EST, join us for an interactive introduction to 4-H animal science projects. This program targets youth ages 9-13. This SPIN club is built to teach the basics of Human and Animal health and how they interact. Come, join us on the start to your journey in Zoonotic Disease Detectives! To sign up, please click the link below!

Register at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVfbxBjSskpNrv0Q9MJNoFlGLO7kiR7BHHP7eZCNv-RKB5jg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Cooking with Kristi (re-offering session 1) 07/09/2021

Cooking with Kristi (re-offering session 1)

If you like to cook, or you’d like to learn how to cook with some simple but tasty recipes, sign up for Cooking with Kristi! In this program you will have access to a private page that includes videos for 6 delicious recipes. You will also receive PDF printable copies of each recipe. You can make all the recipes on your schedule then share pictures of the final dishes for a chance to win prizes! You can register for this free program here https://events.anr.msu.edu/CWK1/

Cooking with Kristi (re-offering session 1) Cooking with Kristi is a six-part on-demand cooking video series for youth.

07/09/2021

Discover what employers are looking for in resumes and portfolios. Get your materials critiqued. Learn to communicate all the life skills you have developed through your 4-H, FFA, work, school, extracurricular and volunteer experiences. Learn about interview skills and participate in mock interviews. Three days; two hours a day (plus a little work on your own).

Who:
Open to youth 15—19 years of age

When:
July 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—Noon EST. via Zoom
July 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—Noon EST. via Zoom
July 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—Noon EST. via Zoom

Cost:
Free

Registration information:
Register online at:

https://events.anr.msu.edu/ReadyforYourFuture2021/

Discover what employers are looking for in resumes and portfolios. Get your materials critiqued. Learn to communicate all the life skills you have developed through your 4-H, FFA, work, school, extracurricular and volunteer experiences. Learn about interview skills and participate in mock interviews. Three days; two hours a day (plus a little work on your own).

Who:
Open to youth 15—19 years of age

When:
July 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—Noon EST. via Zoom
July 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—Noon EST. via Zoom
July 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—Noon EST. via Zoom

Cost:
Free

Registration information:
Register online at:

https://events.anr.msu.edu/ReadyforYourFuture2021/

National 4-H Congress – Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2020 07/08/2021

National 4-H Congress – Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2020

2021 National 4-H Congress – A Century of Empowering Youth
Participate in the 2021 National 4-H Congress November 26-30 in Atlanta, Georgia! Michigan 4-H youth ages 14-19 are invited to apply for this leadership, citizenship and community service event. In this capstone 4-H youth leadership event, 4-H youth from across the U.S. will come together to experience an exciting program, full of educational, service and leadership opportunities as well as local cultural tours and experiences. The event includes outstanding community leaders, speakers and educators. The exact cost will be determined based on the number of delegates and airfare, but will be around $1500. Fees include registration, hotel, airfare, and most meals. For more information, contact Jessica @ [email protected] or 906-302-3253. Be sure to check out the website at http://national4-hcongress.com

National 4-H Congress – Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2020 The history of the National 4-H Congress goes back one-hundred years. An educational tour to Chicago was the forerunner to what would eventually become known as National 4-H Congress. This annual tour was held in the Union Stock Yards during the International Livestock Exposition. There, over 100 yo...

07/07/2021

Birds Inside SPIN club is your one stop shop for anything and everything bird related! From wild birds outside to pet birds in the home, this club will teach you about stewardship of all different kinds of birds. Using cockatiels and bluebirds as examples, this club will help you learn both how to care for the birds in your garden and help you decide if a pet bird is right for you! This FREE virtual club will meet Thursdays from 4-5pm EST July 15th to August 19th. The first 10 registrants will be sent free bluebird box making kits. Recommended age range 11-15. Register here: HTTPS://EVENTS.ANR.MSU.EDU/BIRDSINSIDEOUT/

If you have any trouble registering or have any other questions about this club, please email Leland Swift at [email protected].

Birds Inside SPIN club is your one stop shop for anything and everything bird related! From wild birds outside to pet birds in the home, this club will teach you about stewardship of all different kinds of birds. Using cockatiels and bluebirds as examples, this club will help you learn both how to care for the birds in your garden and help you decide if a pet bird is right for you! This FREE virtual club will meet Thursdays from 4-5pm EST July 15th to August 19th. The first 10 registrants will be sent free bluebird box making kits. Recommended age range 11-15. Register here: HTTPS://EVENTS.ANR.MSU.EDU/BIRDSINSIDEOUT/

If you have any trouble registering or have any other questions about this club, please email Leland Swift at [email protected].

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