Buckanears Halloween Party
Published: on December 22, 2021
The Buckanears gathered for a howlin' good time for their annual Halloween party. Members enjoyed tantalizing treats, dressing their spooktacular best and a mind blowing movie. Party on peeps!
Teen Council Holiday Party
Published: on December 9, 2021
Teen Council held a virtual holiday party on December 1st. Members shared their favorite seasonal drinks (i.e. hot chocolate, peppermint tea), chatted about upcoming 4-H events/opportunities, and played trivia games using Blooket. The group played several trivia quizzes on topics including 4-H, strange holiday traditions and facts, unique animals, and more. Some of the questions were really tough and players were pretty competitive (but all in fun!). If your club hasn't tried Blooket yet, make it part of your 2022 meeting plans. The games were easy to play, challenging to win, and a great way to have fun with friends.
Shutterbugs member Sophia K. is the youth winner of the 8th Highlands Juried Art Exhibit
See her winning photo: "Feasting Mantis".
Club members Mya McConoughey with "Inchworm" and Holt Englander with "Chipmunk, Great Swamp." were also selected finalists at the exhibit, which was shown in Boonton. The winners, who competed with their photos, paintings and sculptures to capture the essence of the New Jersey Highlands, were announced on Friday, November 5th at a lovely and well attended reception. The closing reception will be on November 28 and is open to the public. If you missed it, the virtual exhibit can be viewed at: https://highlandsart.org/
Read more in the article in the Patch: Chester Youth Grabs Top Spot In Highlands Art Exhibit
Morris County 4-H‘s Be the Change Club, led by borough resident Jennifer Hughes, seeks to create a close connection with the community through service projects and outreach, and to empower each club member to be a leader.
Last month members collected items and donations, made toys and dog treats, and presented all to a representative of 11th Hour Rescue. This month many rocks were painted with inspiring messages and designs for the Love Garden at Holy Family Church.
Read the article here.
The Morris County 4-H 2020-2021 Yearbook is now available online! Inside you'll see all the amazing things our 4-H members, volunteers, and community accomplished over the past year. Congratulations everyone on another great year!
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.
Zoli depositing the geocache
Grand Tour De Side Build Debrief
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.
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.
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!