Club Reports

Club Reporters and 4-H Members: For your short report and pictures of your 4-H activities to be included here please email them to the Morris County 4-H office at 4hmorris@njaes.rutgers.edu

4-H Clubs Return to Tractor Supply

Published: on August 17, 2021

Representatives from the several 4-H clubs visited Tractor Supply in Flanders to promote their clubs and educate the public on their many project areas. A well dressed rabbit (bee costume) and a friendly chicken were great ambassadors for the Feathered Friends, Furry Friends, and Busy Bees club. Everyone had a great time and look forward to more opportunities to meet and greet with the public.

The Photo Walk

Published: on May 22, 2021
By: Mya - Shutterbugs club member

On 5/20/2021, Shutterbugs hosted a Photo Walk at Jockey Hollow. The walk lasted for two hours. The club went on a hike and took pictures of things the people thought interesting or cool. For example, people took pictures of a few toads we saw. The club leader brought three geocaches that were ready to hide. Before we started the photo walk, I saw a small hole in a tree. We thought it would be a great spot for the smallest geocache. But there was one problem, we didn’t know if an animal was living in there. So, we didn’t hide a geocache there. Below is a picture I took.

Photo by Mya

Zoli depositing the geocache

Grand Tour De Side Build Debrief

Recording of live YouTube event






MCProHosting, our club's sponsor, making all of this possible.

Published: on May 9, 2021
By: David D & Sean M - club members

“The event was so incredible, and I really appreciate everyone who participated! Lots of fun.” says our club president, David Longendyck.

You’re probably wondering what this is about, well, let me tell you!

On May first, the Morris County 4-H Minecraft club hosted an event on a YouTube Livestream and Minecraft. In this livestream, the club members showcased some of the side builds that they have constructed in the first year of our club's existence.

As usual, this event was sponsored by McProhosting; however the club streamed the event on YouTube this time to make things simpler, in contrast to past events when we used Discord and Zoom. “One of the best outcomes of our May 1st livestream event on YouTube is that we now have a video of it to enjoy over and over again." Says club leader Celia Longendyck.

In our opinion, the event was a SMASHING success and it ran much more smoothly then we anticipated.

Click to see Mya's presentation. All sample macro photos in the presentation were taken by Mya.

Shutterbugs

Published: on April 26, 2021
By: Holt - club member

Luckily our club is able to stay connected with our monthly photo presentations and photo challenges at each meeting. In addition, our club member Mya gave her public presentation on Macro Photography at our last meeting. A fascinating look into the "little side" of photography. See the recorded video here.

Space Exploration in Minecraft!

The Minecraft 4-H Club members have been busy exploring the galaxy with their latest build projects. Club member, Sean, took his creativity to the next level with this fabulous animated space exploration video. Check out Sean's attention to detail, creative use of Minecraft materials, and storytelling of our journey to the Moon and Mars in the future.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwyD0T8vH60HncKOO6QuheQ

April - Minecraft

By: David L. (club member)

What a terrible start to the spring season. The 4-H Minecraft Club has suffered greatly this month. Our world was destroyed by fire and explosives. Unfortunately, we lost a bunch of work and the last backup made to the server was all the way from when we did the 4-H Fair. Everyone was quite distraught, and we didn’t know what we are going to do. This might in fact be the regrettable end of the 4-H Minecraft Club. …Just kidding! Happy belated April Fools day! I did blow everything up, and it felt quite nice to do so, however we did have a recent backup, and everything was completely fine. Our adult leaders for the session, Susan Akers and Kris Kaufmann, were totally fooled for a while, as well as some of the other members. Therefore, I think it was a great success!

Upcycled T-shirt Bags

Teen Council 4-H Club members prepared for the warm spring weather by upcycling t-shirts into tote bags. This no sew project was simple and fun to make. Within 30 minutes, everyone had a new bag ready to hold their sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towel, and water bottle for an impromptu day outside. Some members went a step further in their creativity by turning scraps into more fashion accessories. Sleeves became an outfit for a rabbit or tassels for flip flops. You can make your own t-shirt bag other accessories, too!

Club leader Kathy with her dog

Dogs R Us is Keeping Busy

By: Liv (club member)

Since the pandemic we have been meeting on a zoom call twice a month. At our meetings we update everyone on how our dogs are doing. We share silly stories, What they like to do, eat and what kind of tricks we can get them to do. Also we exchange how to stop them from continuing bad habits. We also talk about old business and new business. Another thing we do is zoom parties. We do activities like a scavenger hut and a kahoot. Another thing we mention is our non-dog pets and how they learned to get along with the dogs. We have created friendships, and I am glad to be a part of a group that has stayed connected through rough times.

Liv with her dog in the snow

Shamrock Shakes with Teen Council

Teen Council 4-H Club members kicked-off March by making Shamrock Shakes. While whipping up our shakes, members chatted about the latest movies/tv shows, discussed the recent landing of Mars rover Perseverance, and dressed up in our best greenery. We had fun connecting virtually while enjoying a special, tasty treat. Next month, we will attempt to repurpose t-shirts into shopping bags. Try this recipe for your own at home Shamrock Shake!