March 2013 Terrebonne 4-H News

Cherie Roger, Delatte, Ashly  |  3/29/2013 12:42:26 AM

4-H Achievement Day

Join us as Terrebonne 4-H’ers go “Wild About 4-H!” This year’s annual 4-H Achievement Day is set for Saturday, April 20, 2013 at H.L. Bourgeois High School. The tentative schedule for the day is as follows:
    Registration: 9:00- 9:30 a.m.
    Contest: 9:30- 11:00 a.m.
    Fitness Challenge: 10:00- 11:30 a.m.
    Assembly (Song Contest, Fashion Show, and Awards): 12:45

Ag Magic

Do you think food, clothing, lumber and other products only come from a store? Come to AgMagic to see and learn where your food and fiber really come from! The LSU AgCenter’s Parker Coliseum will be transformed this spring to show “AgMagic,” which will take children and adults through a journey of Louisiana agriculture and economically beneficial commodities they use every day.

The AgMagic experience will be an interactive, visually stimulating environment that will link food and fiber products we use every day to the forests, field crops and livestock produced by Louisiana farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. Featured crops will be displayed in various stages of development, and the importance of interaction between agriculture, the environment and society at large will be highlighted.

After AgMagic, enter the Louisiana Body Walk, a 35-foot by 45-foot, walk-through exhibit representing the human body, targeting kindergarten through fifth-grade children. During your walk, you will explore the stomach, small intestines, heart, lungs, bones, skin and brains, stopping at learning stations to participate in activities focused on the effects that different foods have on each organ. This exhibit has proven to be a successful model for teaching human nutrition, physiology and the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors in a manner that children can understand.

AgMagic is open to the public on Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

4-H University

Terrebonne 4-H’ers will compete for best in the state in more than 40 events ranging from plant identification, photography and computer simulation to speechmaking and fashion design. In addition, other students will take part in the noncompetitive learning event called Clover College, which includes seven hours of instruction over the three days.

During 4-H U, participants will be introduced to aspects of life that college students experience on an everyday basis. Students will tour a working dairy, a biomedical center and athletic facilities. Students will also get to see how college students live during the week by residing in campus dormitories, eating at campus dining halls and even going through the rigors of scheduling classes.

4-H members who were 13 years old before January 1 are eligible to attend 4-H University to be held on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge. 4-H U gives you the opportunity to meet 4-H'ers from throughout the state and compete for trips and prizes through a variety of project-area contests.

For more information, contact the 4-H Office at 985-873-6495.


Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology Camp is scheduled for August 5-9, 2013 at 4-H Camp Grant Walker. This summer camp experience is being offered to seventh- and eighth-graders as of May 2013. For 4-H’ers who loved going to camp, this is a chance for you to once again experience 4-H summer camp. The tracks will tentatively cover Robotics, Astronomy, GPS, Biology, ATV, Engineering, Mythbusters, Physics, Kitchen Chemistry, Recycling, Energy, Outdoor Skills, Videography, Forensic Science, Explosive Chemistry and Exploring the 5 Senses. The participants will choose 3 of these available tracks and participate in all 3. The camp is held at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, in Pollock, Louisiana.

If you are currently enrolled in the seventh or eighth grade and are interested in attending, contact the 4-H office by April 12, 2013 at 985-873-6495.

Upcoming events:

April - No Club Meetings- Good Luck with testing!
April 20 - 4-H Achievement Day- HL Bourgeois
April 21- 28 - AgMagic- Baton Rouge, LA
April 25- 28 - 4-H Regional Shoot

May 4 - 4-H Wetland and Fishing Day- Thibodaux, LA
May 23- 26 - 4-H State Shoot
May 29 - 4-H Day at the Capitol- Baton Rouge, LA

June 3-7 - 4-H Summer Camp
June 18- 21 - 4-H University- Baton Rouge, LA
June TBA - Southeast District Horse Show- Baton Rouge, LA

July 10-14 - State Horse Show- Monroe, LA

August 5- 9 - LOST Camp- Pollock, LA

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