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*Agriculture and Natural Resources
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*Economic and Community Development
This month we started 4-H science at the Tennyson Elementary after school site. For the first lesson, we touched on the water cycle, importance of water quality, and conducted water surface area experiments.
Yesterday was our PCARET (Purdue Council on Agriculture, Research, Extension and Teaching) legislative luncheon. Kent Kleiman, a dedicated Warrick County Extension Volunteer, served as the MC for the event. He did a super job!
Although we are in the midst of a brutally cold winter in Southwestern Indiana, in a few months our wonderful spring weather. Spring in Indiana brings us flowers, but it also brings us rain. The rain combined with our proximity to the Ohio river often leaves us with flooding. The Extension Disaster Education Network has a new tutorial on flood recovery to help flood victims return to their homes safely after a flood.
At the January Exploring 4-H meeting, we had a great time with bugs! We made caterpillars and spiders. We also learned how we can learn more about entomology through 4-H.
Exploring 4-H is a program for youth in grades K-2. Exploring 4-H used hands-on teaching to introduce youth to science, horticulture, healthy eating and many other topics. Contact us for more information.