The Trumbull County 4-H program has a new youth club in Southington focused on teaching children about natural resources and their environment, and is inviting new youths to join.
4-H club natural-resources projects help youths explore the outdoors and discover trees, plants, insects and animals that live in streams, woods and fields, engaging them in hands-on activities that teach the importance of conserving nature.
Members in the new 4-H club also will have the opportunity to collect and identify insects, search for wildlife by looking for animal tracks, identify trees and preserve leaves, learn about Ohio birds, as well as a wide variety of other activities. Members also will have the opportunity to capture their fun and learning through photography projects.
The Ohio 4-H program is a volunteer-led program for youths age 5 to 18. The new Trumbull 4-H Natural Resources 4-H Club is led and supported by three adult volunteers in the Southington area. Five-year-olds who wish to participate must also be in kindergarten by Jan. 1.
The club will host an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the American Legion Hall, 3145 Warren-Burton Road. Anyone interested in learning more about the new 4-H club is invited to attend. Light snacks will be provided.
Children will be engaged in at least one hands-on activity, families will learn about the opportunities available through the club, and parents will learn about opportunities for involvement. It is suggested that guests bring paper, pencil and a calendar to take note of any future meeting dates.
Families who are interested but not available to attend the Nov. 27 open house are still welcome to participate in the club.
For information, contact the Trumbull County OSU Extension Office at 330-638-6783 or email 4-H Extension Educator Michelle Adkins at Adkins.firstname.lastname@example.org.