Recycling Rain-Mini Rain Barrels 

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Rainwater collection is almost as old as civilization itself. Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, help the environment and create a ready source of water for your garden in the hot summer months. This hybrid (face to face and virtual) workshop will show youth ages 9-18, how to make a mini rain barrel from inexpensive and recycled materials, how to make and read a rain gauge, and how they can help the environment by collecting and reusing water.

So join us Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Currituck County Center. You may register to participate onsite or virtually through a live Zoom broadcast. The registration fee of $5.00 covers all supplies and materials and curriculum. Virtual participants will receive information on how to pick up the project kits from the Currituck County office, 120 Community Way, Barco NC.

Reserve your child’s seat today by first completing the class registration at and then complete your child’s 2021 4-H Online enrollment at 4-h Online. Class size is limited and full registration, including payment and 4-H Online enrollment is required to hold your child’s spot. We will gladly help you complete your online registration. Please feel free to call us at 252-232-2262, and we will walk you through the process. If you or your child is interested in joining us for other classes check out or our website.

Currently, in-person classes require masks to be worn for the duration of the class without exception. If you arrive without a mask one will be provided for you. We ask all participants to maintain six feet of distance while on the premises. We are following the current North Carolina mandates. If you are not able to meet these requirements, or if you need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Sherry Fischlschweiger at 252-232-2262 via email at no later than five business days before the event.