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2017 4-H Extravaganza Workshops

February 4, 2017 at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

9:00am-10:30am: Shooting Sports Safety Orientation- Presenter: Shooting Sports Committee-

Any 4-H Member wishing to participate in Shooting Sports clinics or compete in the Shooting Sports contest must attend ONE safety orientation.  This is the last orientation that will be offered in 2016.


10:00am – 3:00pm: Cloverbud Session: Cloverbuds in Action- Presenters: Shaylen Florez/Jr. Leaders/Emily Spada- Cloverbuds (4-H members ages 5-7) are welcome to come join us @ Extravaganza for some fun activities! The Arapahoe County 4-H Jr. Leaders Council will be hosting the Cloverbuds in Action and they are excited to see you come out and participate.  Some of the activities will be:

  • Spot-it bottles
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Valentine’s day cards
  • Games: match game, fishing pond, tic tac toe, card games
  • Corn Roles
  • Stem Activity- Frog Camouflage

Cloverbuds in Action is open during the morning and afternoon sessions! Please make sure to sign-up so that we know how many to expect.


10:00am-11:30am: Officer Training – Presenter: D3 Officer Training Team

ANY member or volunteer, even if they are not an officer, is welcome to join us as we will be covering the important topic of Parliamentary Procedure. This will be an overview of commonly used motions and parliamentary procedure situations and how business should be conducted during your club meetings. You will learn about specific officer duties (president/chair, vice-chair/vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, historian and other miscellaneous positions. Finally, this session will offer officers some ideas and resources on how to do and where to find get acquainted and team building activities for their club members so they are excited and involved in the club.


10:30am-3:00pm: MQA Trailer

Please allow 1 ½ hours to get through this training.

At any point during the day you can complete your MQA!  All you need to do is show up and do the self-paced, hands-on MQA and pass the test with and 80% or above.  It’s a lot of fun!


10:30am-3:00pm: Introduction to the Colorado 4-H Maker Trailer- Claire Dixon, 4-H STEM Specialist

Please allow 30 minutes per demo:

What is the Colorado 4-H Maker Trailer? The Colorado 4-H Maker Trailer is a transportable Makerspace. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. Claire will be demonstrating some of the cool equipment in the trailer such as the 3D printer and more throughout the day. Just stop by the Maker area.


10:30am -12:30pm: Technology- Robert Chiu

  1. Computers: Everything from smartphone computing capabilities to smart watches and the massive computers of yesterday and how they evolve to fit in the palm of our hands
  2. Telecommunications: Simple description of wireline telephone and evolution of telephony and how it evolved with computers and their way of communicating with other computers
  3. Networking (Internet): Connecting other computers and communicating with each other by providing digital medium where voice telephony can also travel within this network. The connection of all computers in the world is known as world wide web (internet)


10:30am – 11:30am: 4-H Basics: Display Boards, Demos and Fair– Presenter: Shaylen Florez

Come to this session if you want to learn more about putting together display boards for fair, doing demonstrations at the club or county contest, or want to know general information for the Home Ec and General, dog, and cat project areas.


11:30am – 12:30pm: Be Somebody!-Youth Leadership- Presenter: Danielle Ardrey

Come join us as we play some fun games which will help you “make the best better”. This session is designed to hone your leadership skills while having a good time- see you there!


11:30am – 12:30pm: Animal growth and development- Presenter: CSU Meat Science Team

Fat/Muscle deposition, animal growth rates, meat industry trends for livestock.


11:30am – 12:30pm: Needle Felting: Presenter, Paige Canetto

Learn how to Needle Felt, the oldest textile fabric known.  You will learn about the supplies and the basic skills/techniques commonly used to create a small felted object. All supplies will be provided. This activity is not recommended for young participants (under age 8) as a very sharp needle with barbs will be used to create a felted work of art. Come have fun. Limited to 20 participants.


11:30am – 12:30pm: Drug Awareness – Presenter: Megan Blaser, CSU Extension 4-H Agent Larimer County

This session will help attendees learn a little more about what youth are exposed to in society today. Come see marijuana and tobacco consumption devices. This session is meant to bring about awareness and cover some basic techniques on how to talk to teens about drugs.


12:30pm -1:00pm: Lunch – Eat Lunch concessions available and included in pre-registration for $5 benefiting the shooting sports program. Lunch will be available for purchase the day of the Extravaganza at a high rate so preregistration is encouraged.


1:00pm-2:00pm: Cat Showmanship – Presenter: Sheila Kelley

Teaching the basics of cat showmanship


1:00pm-2:00pm: Carcass Merchandising: Presenter: CSU Meat Science Team

USDA Yield and Quality Grading System, retail value of different cuts


1:00pm-2:00pm: Discover 4-H Art Projects: 

Come join for a fun art session as we explore a technique that has been around for thousands of years. Block printing is like making your own homemade stamps. This is your chance to be creative and explore different designs and patterns.


1:00pm-2:00pm: Leader Round Table– Presenter: 4-H Leaders in Arapahoe County

This will be a facilitated conversation where 4-H leaders can share information and learn from each other. This is an opportunity for people to share what works well for their club so that other leaders can take the information and use it to help their club succeed!


2:00pm -3:00pm: Horse Science 101- Presenter: Danielle DuBois, Program Coordinator

Come to this session as we conduct several science experiments to learn what is best for our horse. We will experiment with horse bedding, comfort zones, feed, and water. Join us in the horse science exploration- your horse will thank you for it!


2:00pm -3:00pm: Dog Training- Presenter: Janele Caldwell

Come and learn different types of dog training


2:00pm -3:00pm: Veterinary Feed Directives & other Animal Industry updates- Presenter: Sam Lowry- CSU 4-H Livestock Specialist

We will go over an update on the recent Veterinary Feed Directive regulations and how that affects 4-H members involved in the market livestock projects. We will discuss the new YQCA training option and how it will relate to the Colorao 4-H MQA cetification moving into 2018.


2:00pm -3:00pm: Effective & Welcoming Meetings– Presenter: Jonathan Vrabec CSU Extension

We will review the best practices in holding effective 4-H meetings and creating a welcoming environment. We cover the volunteer, officer and youth leader roles, as well as club customs, the environment, communication and the meeting.


3:00pm – 4:00pm: Animal Record Books – Presenter: Jonathan Vrabec, CSU Extension Agent

Advice for member and Leaders including scoring tips, guidelines and policy review.