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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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Pet Talent Show Contest

Can your dog catch a frisbee, or can your cat do a flip? Does your bird sing a song? …

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Thrush in Horses

When picking out your horse’s hooves you expect to find a mixture of dirt and manure. Instead, your hoof …

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Fall Cooking Class Series 

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a Live online fall cooking class. All classes will be hosted …

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Festive Fall Arrangement Contest

Fall is here and many of you are outside decorating your homes for the holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and festive …

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Pumpkin Carving Contest

The weather has finally cooled and fall is here! It’s time to go out and find the biggest pumpkin …

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Equine Fall Vaccines

Fall is approaching fast and that means it is time to do your fall vaccines on all of your …

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Homegrown and Homemade Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome during quarantine? Show it off at our virtual Homegrown and …

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Why Not Forgive?

All of us have been “done wrong” by someone, and we blame them for hurting us and causing us …

make it rain game

Let’s Make It Rain

For our game today, we are going to create a rainstorm through coordinated sounds made with body percussion. Appoint …

hay bale decorating contest

Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Display your creativity and imagination in a family-friendly, county-wide competition. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County will be hosting a …

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ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

What is ASPIRE? Students will learn techniques and strategies for improving their ACT score through 30 hours of class participation, …

cut flower bouquet

Cut Flower Bouquet Contest

Creating cut flower bouquets is a fun, educational, and creative way to spend time outdoors. This activity can be …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …