Day of Science and Serving - Bell Hill School Photos
Bell Hill Day of Science and Service Photos 5.8.14
Day of Science and Serving - Bell Hill School - 5.8.14
UC Cooperative Extension in Nevada County celebrated the UCCE Centennial and Day of Science of Serving at Bell Hill Academy located in the Grass Valley, CA. The event was coordinated by UC Cal Fresh in Nevada County and UC Cooperative Extension. Despite drizzly, cold weather, over 125 parents and children enthusiastically participated in all of the booth activities. The event highlighted
- Eating healthier - the schools new salad bar was available outside with fruits and vegetables.
- Rethink Your Drink was highlighted to drinking more water and other less sugary beverages. Participants received an infused water bottle with the UCCE Centennial logo.
- UC Cal Fresh featured booths on a Sensory Station - can you guess the food based on feel and smell, Make a Butterfly Healthy Snack,
- Nevada County 4-H CYFAR (California Youth and Families at Risk) had booths on planting your own sunflower plant, feeling earthworms by hand (if you were brave), and looking a them through a digital microscope. The earthworm boot was manned by two 4-H teens who teach a weekly class on nutrition from the Farm to Fork curriculum to after-school youth.
- UCCE Eat Local Placer Nevada was there to promote eating healthier and supporting local farms. The booth featured the highly popular smoothie bike that blended smoothies by pedaling! The tasty smoothies were handed out for sampling. The booth also featured a What's In Season refrigerator magnet, How Do You Define Local Dot Survey, and a What's In Season interactive board.
- All participants a pocket first aid kit with the UCCE Centennial sticker.
A great day of UCCE Science and Service for families at Bell Hill Academy!
4-H Youth to Be State Ambassador for California 4-H!
Andrew Wood of Auburn, CA , an active member in 4-H for nine years, was recently chosen as a State Ambassador for California 4-H. Andrew is the President of the Gold Country 4-H Club in Auburn, as well as a Placer County 4-H All-Star. Besides his present leadership roles at the local club and county levels, Andrew has been the recipient of the 4-H Council Scholarship and the Golden Clover Award from California 4-H for his work in training guide dogs for the blind.
The California 4-H State Ambassador Program is a working honor that provides 4-H members expanded opportunities to serve the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. The 4-H State Ambassador position is one of the highest service opportunities and levels of recognition attainable in the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H State Ambassadors are youth who have excelled in the areas of leadership and community service. They are selected to serve the 4-H Youth Development Program in roles that promote leadership through education and service.
Andrew, when asked about how he felt about being selected as a State Ambassador, expressed that he was tremendously excited for the opportunity and has aspired to be a State Ambassador for numerous years. Additionally, when asked what he hopes to get out of being a State Ambassador, Andrew shared that he feels being a State Ambassador will be invaluable to continuing his leadership development and growth throughout his year of serving and looks forward to representing 4-H throughout California. Andrew in particular wants to promote 4-H to younger youth to entice them to become more involved in 4-H programs.
Andrew feels that 4-H has had a huge impact on his life. He expresses that his ability to conduct himself professionally and his strong public speaking skills are directly correlated to his involvement in 4-H.
The focus of 4-H from the local to state level is to have positive youth development through hands-on service learning. 4-H is built through a framework of youth and adult partnerships to develop our youth into being future leaders of tomorrow. Placer County has not had a State Ambassador for at least ten years, and Placer County 4-H is excited to support Andrew. Andrew’s term as State Ambassador will begin July 1, 2014 and continue through June 30, 2015. He will have the opportunity to travel all around the State of California promoting and educating about 4-H, and demonstrating the importance of having youth being involved in 4-H.
If you want to learn more about Andrew Wood’s story or have questions about the youth development opportunities within the 4-H program please visit the Placer County 4-H website at: http://ucanr.edu/sites/placercounty4h/ or call the Placer County 4-H Office (530) 889-7386.
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