The 2016 Sparkleberry Fair was held April 30 on the expansive grounds of Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center. The festive extravaganza featured about two dozen educational exhibits hosted by Clemson Cooperative Extension.
The statewide 4-H Engineering Challenge utilizes students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, in several fun and engaging competitions that promote teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and learning. Students from across South Carolina won competitions in robotics, bridge building, rocketry and more.
Fourteen South Carolina 4-H’ers gathered for an extended weekend of forestry facts and fun at the South Carolina 4-H Forestry Clinic March 11-13 at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources' Webb Wildlife Center in Garnett
Nicholas Stalford of York County and Myles Hutton of Pickens County won the 2015-2016 South Carolina 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project. For the project, 4-H members plant and grow food for wildlife and are judged based on their plots’ productivity and their plot-management records. Youth learn to identify different types of plants and signs of wildlife associated with the food plot.
More than 200 4-H members, volunteers and instructors visited the state capitol recently to show state leaders the impact 4-H has on South Carolina youth.
PENDLETON, SC—Clemson University hosted the 2016 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest at the T. ED Garrison Arena on March 4th. The event featured over 80 4-H and FFA members, where youth members were tasked with judging four classes of dairy cattle in each of the breeds represented at the Clemson University Spring Dairy Show: Jersey, […]
Numerous foundations and partners across the state have signed on to support South Carolina 4-H Science on the Move, a statewide Clemson University Cooperative Extension program that fosters young peoples’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 4-H Science on the Move works with schools, after-school programs and community organizations, traveling the state with educational materials and activities to teach students to build air-powered paper rockets, for example, or electrical circuits, among other activities.
South Carolina students interested in science and technology will have opportunity this spring to showcase what they have learned in the classroom. The fourth annual S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge, sponsored by EnlightenSC, offers students ages 9-19 a chance to participate in a multi-challenge competition April 9 at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. Organizers created the event to spur students’ interest in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math.
South Carolina 4-H members received hands-on lessons in cooking and exercise from chefs and nutrition experts at the recent 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Summit. Selected Summit attendees will work with South Carolina chefs at 4-H camps this summer to teach other South Carolina young people what they learned at the Summit. The camps, underwritten by a grant from WalMart, will take place between June and August and are open to children aged 9 to 14.
Public speaking and presentation are two skills youth learn while in the South Carolina 4-H program that will benefit them throughout their lives. They will have a chance to show off these skills during the 4-H Midlands Region Presentation Contest Feb 27.
Eight South Carolina teenagers from across the state earned trips to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta for their work doing community service, participating in 4-H learning projects and mentoring younger 4-H members. While there, the group participated in community service efforts and educational workshops, and one member played music during the event's dinner gala.
More than 200 second-graders from Kershaw County recently gathered at Belger Farms for “Down on the Farm,” an agricultural event in Boykin designed to both entertain and educate children and adults.
South Carolina 4-H'ers took a national title for the second straight year at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup last weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.
High school students from Florence County will test their culinary skills on a national stage after winning the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Challenge last month. York County, Charleston County and Saluda County 4-H members also won awards at the event, which teaches young people about nutrition and active living.
Saluda resident and South Carolina 4-H member Devin Hipp earned the Joe Yeager Spirit of the Invitational award at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in West Virginia this summer. The award recognizes an outstanding 4-H contestant who takes initiative, shows enthusiasm and leads in academic and social situations.