Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Eco-Bot Challenge

Several clubs in Tarrant County celebrated National Youth Science day by conducting an Eco-bot challenge! 
An Eco-bot is a tiny robot made from a small motor, a watch battery, tape, and a toothbrush head.  The watch battery and motor are taped onto the toothbrush, which causes it to vibrate and move forward, backward, or (In the case of my Eco-bot, 'Bill',) in circles!
The challenge was to 'Program' your Eco-bot to clean birdseed off of a piece of paper, which simulated an oil spill on a beach that was too dangerous for humans to clean.
My Eco-bot did incredibly well, cleaning up over 60% of the birdseed in two minutes.  We all had a great time.  Above is a video made by Gage Milton from Countryside 4-H, showing how he and his fellow 4-Her's created the Eco-bots and tested them. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Trinity Trash Bash

On Saturday, September 15th 3,000 volunteers showed up bright and early to give back to the community by cleaning up the Fort Worth section of the Trinity River at the Trinity River Trash Bash.  This has been the largest turn-out in the event's 21 year history, beating last year's attendance by 1,000 volunteers!!!  In two short hours our hard working volunteers cleaned up over 9.5 TONS of trash!
Afterwards, volunteers headed over to the Panther Island Pavilion for an AWESOME afterparty hosted by Radio Disney!  There was food, games, booths, and most importantly, DOOR PRIZES!!!
Many 4-Her's participated, and we all had a blast at the Bash!  The afterparty was fun, as well!  Many prizes were given away, including gift cards, a beautiful quilt, and Fishing Poles (Two of which my family won!!!)
Hope to see you all there next year!!!

~Amanda

Monday, September 17, 2012

FilmFest!

The National 4-H FilmFest in Branson, MO took place August 5-8th. Tarrant County participants, Cameron Milton and Gage Milton from Countryside 4-H received the "Buzz Award" for their short narrative film entitled, "The Herb of Nithinian". The "Buzz Award" is a special recognition award given to the film spoken highly of during the FilmFest. The FilmFest included guest presenters from the industry such as Director, Sandy Tung; Casting Director, Joni Tackette; Bill & Gail Lennon, Musicians; Farrel Levy, Film Editor; Cinematorgraphy, Mike Haviland (outdoor photographer), Russell Weston (Specialist in Remote Locations) and David Wilson spoke about creating a flim festival. The Festival attendees enjoyed a tour of the largest IMAX theater in the midwest and being guests at the Kirby VanBurch Magic Show.  Great job, guys!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tarrant County 4-H 2011-2012 Memories

Click on the link below to see all the fun we had this past year!

http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a4d774e5441354d6a513d0d0a&blogview=true

AND: Here's the video that the lovely 2011-2012 Historian, Ms. Amanda Roach (Ever notice 'She' comes up a lot?  :D) made of all the pictures!!!
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Monday, July 23, 2012

2012 Texas 4-H Congress

Texas 4-H Congress is a premiere citizenship and leadership event for the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program. It allows 4-H members from across Texas to experience the legislative process by serving as a member of the House or Senate as they consider, debate, and vote on legislative bills.

The selection process can be challenging. Each applicant must consider a need, research, and compose a bill for legislative action.


Seven Tarrant County 4-H members received the honor of selection for the 2012 program. Serving in various roles, they participated in committees, revisions, lobbying, and serving as members of the House and Senate. They have just returned and are stating that it was a great learning experience!


Members who participated are: Cameron Flippo, Amber Greenwood, Steven Harris, Daniel Harrison, Megan Maynard, Skye Segovia, and Luke Womble.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Share-the-Fun

We had a great time at Share-the-Fun on March 23rd!  Here are some pictures in case you missed the event!  All first-place winners can advance to District on April 28th!

Monday, March 5, 2012

4-H Science Day!

On February 20th, 4-Her's from all over our District came together to learn about science!  We had a great time, with some of our activities including drawing robots, dissecting a diaper, and making cars out of Popsicle sticks and straws.  Here are some pictures to show you the fun we had!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Stock Show Parade

First off, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
Secondly, below are pictures from the Stock Show Parade and Heritage Event.  All participants had a great time, even if they all had to dodge horse droppings.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Community Service

Giving back to the Community is another thing that 4-Her's learn.  Pictured are Tarrant County members making procedure pillows for Cook Children's Hospital.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Leadership

A great thing about 4-H is that it teaches Youth Leadership!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Voyage 4-H: Operation Christmas Child

Pictured are the Voyage 4-H members packing shoe boxes full of toys and personal items for Operation Christmas Child.
The club donated 44 boxes this year, which will all go to impoverished children in third-world countries that might not get Christmas presents.  Many of these children have lost their homes due to war, and these gift boxes may be the only personal items that they will recieve.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Straight Shooters: Archery










 

The only way to learn how to 'Shoot Straight' is to practice, practice, practice!
The Straight Shooters 4-H club members get a lot of practice in their activities.  They do all sorts of Shooting, including Shotgun, Rifle, and - pictured - Archery. 
I don't care how much practice they get; I don't want one of them shooting an apple off my head!