Family Learning Day

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

(FVTC requires masks to be worn on their campus)

Family Learning Day is back! This day promotes many of the opportunities that Outagamie 4-H has to offer, provides experiences to try new projects,  participate in project meetings, and offer the chance for adults and teen leaders to share their knowledge. You are invited to join us for a day of fun hands-on learning!

Feel free to invite family and friends to register! Open to the Outagamie County Community – you do not need to be a current 4-H member to participate.

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8:15 – 10:15 Registration
8:30 – 10:00 Session 1
10:00 -10:30 Break- Check out the Showcase
10:30 – 12:30 Session 2
1:00 – 2:30 Session 3 YQCA ONLY

Session One

Adventures Camping – Prepare yourself for 4-H camp, learn about what to pack and what we get to do, maybe learn a song or two and make a new friend. (grades 3-12 & adults)

Beginning to Paint with Watercolor – Participants will discover watercolor, learn a few tricks and techniques, and paint a mini-watercolor painting that can be taken to the fair and entered in Dept. 118 Class I. (grades 3-12, and adults)

Creative Card Making for Cloverbuds – This Cloverbud session will feature step-by-step card design as well as free style card making. Come and be creative. Participants will have an opportunity to donate their creations to a local nursing home! Use what you learn to create a fair entry for Dept. 117 Class A (grades 5K-12, and adults)

Dairy Goat Fest – Explore the world of Dairy Goats! Have you ever wanted to own a goat but think its not worth the work? Come join us to learn about goats, their care needed, nutrition, milking, ways to use goat milk other than drinking it, goat agility and any other questions you may have. There will also be a demonstration on how to make goat milk soap. Use what you learn to create a project for the Fair in Dept. 133 Class B (grades 3-12, and adults)

Dairy Judging 101 – Do you love cows? Do you live on a farm or show cows at the county fair? Have you thought about joining the dairy judging team but just weren’t sure what it was all about? Join us for a workshop on what it takes to judge cows with Outagamie County 4-H Dairy Judging Coach Alyssa Seitz. Alyssa will go over the basics of judging, including dairy cattle parts, breeds, and maybe even a little friendly competition! This workshop is open to all ages and experience levels, and will answer any questions participants may have about joining the judging team. (grades K5-12, and Adults)

Photography 101 – The Basics and Beyond – You will discover what makes a good photo “good” and how you can capture “great” photos. Come learn hands-on how to utilize your camera, how to take the best photo we can, and the basics of composition and technical qualities. Bonus: bring a printed photo to be judged by a Licensed County Fair Judge to learn more about why certain photos get the top awards. Apply what you learn to your fair entries in Dept. 120 Class A (grades 3-12 & adults)

Showing Cats? What?! – Learning all about how to show a cat at the fair. Tips and tricks from cat leaders! Making cat toys and cage decorations. Fair Entry in Dept. 113 (grades 3-12 & adults)

Session Two

Adventures in Livestock – Come see what the livestock program is about. Alicia Thern is a youth leader on the livestock committee and will do her best to answer any questions you have. The workshop will include an overview of the beef, swine, sheep, and goat livestock projects. County livestock resources will be provided for anyone interested. Not sure if you want to show an animal at the county fair or just not sure where to start? This workshop is for you. (grades 5K-5th, & adults)

Book Folding – Hate to see used books be discarded? Learn how to create shelf showpieces through book folding. Participants will learn very basics and use provided pattern. Will not complete entire project, but have a good start for you to finish for your fair entry in Dept. 118 or 128 (grades 6-12, and adults)

Home Environment – Frosty – Make a cute decorative snowman out of a paint roller. Enter this item at the fair in Dept. 118 or 128 (grades 5K-12 & adults)

Let’s Make a Dog Toy! – We will be making tug toys that participants can choose to donate then to a local shelter or keep as a fair project in Dept. 133 Class B. (grades 5K-12, & adults)

Shooting Sports – Overview of educational opportunities and get to use Phil’s famous rubber band guns. (grades 3-12 & adults)

Storytelling – Come learn the art of storytelling with artist Paul Akert. Learn something that can be used for a Fair entry in Dept. 118 Class J, Lots 319 or 339 (grades 6-12, & adults)

Wildlife Habitat Evaluation – Join Norb and Barb Yogerst of the Wildlife Habitat Education Program while we explore animal pelts, traps, and the habitats these animals live in, and much more! (grades 5K-12 & adults)

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