National 4H Week 2020

National 4-H Week

2020 National 4-H Week!
October 4-10, 2020

National 4-H week recognizes 4-H'ers throughout the country. Here in Jefferson County we like to offer a wide variety of 4-H programs to highlight everything 4-H has to offer to our community.

Monday, October 4th - 4-H Sampler!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM via Zoom
Participants in the 4-H sampler will get to try out 2, hands-on 4-H activities: building a marshmallow catapult and making a water bottle lava lamp. A list of materials needed for the activities will be provided ahead of time. The materials are common household items, or items that can be purchased very cheap. If finding materials is an issue, 4-H can provide materials to be picked up at the CCE office. Participants will also play fun, interactive games and learn about all the different 4-H programs in Jefferson County. 

Register for this program by October 2nd:

Tuesday, October 6th - 4-H STEM Challenge!
Every Tuesday beginning 10/6 and ending 11/10 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM via Zoom

This challenge is geared towards youth in grades 3-8 and challenges them to explore sending a mission to Mars and what it takes to sustain human life in space. In Jefferson County we are offering this challenge virtually to youth in grades 3-8 starting on Tuesday October 6. Virtual program will be every Tuesday starting on October 6th and ending on November 10th. Meetings will be held via zoom from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Participants will learn all about the surface and atmosphere of Mars, build a robotic Mars rover, code a Mars rover using Scratch, and more!

Space in this program is limited and participation in all six meetings is required. Upon registration, materials will be put together for your family of up to 4 children. Materials will be available for pickup at the CCE office. We do ask that the materials be returned to the CCE office once the program ends to be used again.

Register for this program by October 2nd:

Wednesday, October 7th - 4-H Spirit Day!
Celebrate with us by wearing green or the 4-H Clover! Have a 4-H mask? Be sure to wear it!

This year we are also celebrating the new 4-H initiative #Opportunity4All. In 4-H we pride ourselves in offering 4-H programs to all youth, and we are asking youth to tell us what #Opportunity4All means to them! You can find a printable “what #Opportunity4All means to me” sign in the green box on this webapage. We are inviting all 4-H’ers to print this out, or make their own sign with the same wording, and fill in the blank telling us what #Opportunity4All means to them. Post pictures to social media using the hashtags #Opportunity4All and #National4HWeek, or send them to Sabrina at

Show your 4-H spirit and flood social media with pictures of 4-H’ers in green! #National4HWeek 

Thursday, October 8th - 4-H Day of Service!
For this year's day of service, we are asking all 4-H youth to write thank you letters to our healthcare workers. Youth are able to write thank you letters and include drawings if they would like to. Guidelines for how to write these letters can be found on this webpage. Completed letters can be dropped off to the CCE Jefferson office at 203 N. Hamilton St. in Watertown by Friday, October 16th and then our 4-H staff will distribute these letters to healthcare workers at Samaritan Hospital, Carthage Area Hospital and the River Hospital. 

Friday, October 9th - Virtual Campfire Friday!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM via Zoom
Join 4-H in this fun, virtual social event! All youth ages 6-18 are welcome to join. We will plan interactive group games like Pictionary, charades, trivia, and rapid-fire scavenger hunts. We will also tell campfire stories and sing campfire songs around a virtual campfire. This will be fun for the whole family! 

Register for this event by October 2nd:

Saturday, October 10th - 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club!
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary, Rutland

On Saturday, October 10th families can sign up to come hike the Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary in the town of Rutland. The hike is approximately 2 miles long and participating families will learn about the plants and wildlife found in the sanctuary as well as look for geocaches! This event will run from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. All youth ages 6-18 and their family members are welcome to join.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register each family member planning to attend by October 2:


Sabrina DeRue
4-H Program Manager/4-H Camp Wabasso Director

Last updated September 24, 2020