4-H Terrific Tuesdays Underway

Thursday, July 11, 2013
J. J. Pitman, Programs Director at the 4-H Centers in Little Rock, instructs local 4-H members during the team building sessions Tuesday at the fairgrounds in Piggott. The 4-H Terrific Tuesdays continue throughout the month of July.

Young people throughout the region are reminded of the summer schedule for 4-H Terrific Tuesdays, being held this month. Most activities will take place at the Clay County Fairgrounds and the fee is $5 a day per student for all activities for that day. The participating students must register for one activity per time slot, as several may be going on at the same time. Those time slots are 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday, July 9 the effort got underway with Arkansas Outdoor School (AOS). The day began with a class on astronomy at the fairgrounds. In this class students were introduced to constellations and how to find and navigate them using an inflatable planetarium. They also learned how to use and construct their own star finder.

Team challenge classes were also held, as students were offered the chance to develop team building skills and work together to solve problems, communicate effectively and achieve goals. The activities challenge the students to use their leadership skills while working together as a team.

During the afternoon sessions on Arkansas wildlife were offered at Heritage Park, along with a session on water activities including a lesson on macro invertebrates.

The next session will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at the fairgrounds. Beginning at 9 a.m. there will be classes on fun with soybeans, jelly making, treasure hunting with GPS, beginning clogging and basic photography.

The Tuesday, July 23 classes will also be at the fairgrounds and include sessions on leather tooling, jewelry beading, making sun catchers, sponge bombs and shrinky-dinks, water games and parachute fun and the use of Henna as a technique of traditional Indian art.

Tuesday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon organizers will present the Introduction to 4-H Shooting Sports at the fairground. The training is for students ages 9 to 19.

Also from 9 a.m. to noon that day a water safety class will be offered at the Piggott Public Pool, as students are offered the chance to learn about water safety and lifesaving.

Those wanting to register for any of the 4-H Terrific Tuesday activities may call the County Extension Office 870-598-2246 or email djbaker@uaex.edu or awelborn@uaex.edu Students may also register by coming by the office at 148 East Main Street in Piggott.

Registrations are accepted on a first come first served basis. Those interested should call as soon as possible to assure their reservation.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all youth between the ages of 5 - 19 regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and it an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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