LUSK – Adapting to the current norm, the Niobrara County Extension Office is still hosting virtual 4-H Fridays.
STEAM events – an educaitonal model that features a mix of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics – are hosted on Facebook Live and can be found by searching for Niobrara County 4-H Fridays.
Kellie Chichester the 4-H & Youth Development Extension Educator said they are able to upload the information onto the page for participants to do when it fits into their schedule and they can upload videos and take polls later to talk about the projects each week.
“We’ve asked the kids to then go back in and post videos or picture of them doing this stuff,” Chichester said. “Last week we did cookies – cake mix cookies – and then two little like Easter crafts. So they posted pictures of their cookies in progress, cookies finished and then their crafts.”
Chichester said they have received a lot of positive feedback from parents for the activities their kids have been able to do through the Virtual 4-H Fridays.
“Some parents have said they enjoyed it, they’re making the stuff, it’s coming together nicely, they’re eating what they’re making,” Chichester said.
Chichester said there has had to be a lot of coordination due to having the doors to the office closed, but that it is going well overall.
The Extension Office asks anyone who is interested in participating to ensure they are signed up the Wednesday prior so that supplies are available.
For information or signup for the coming projects, call the Extension office at (307) 334-3534.