Sussex County 4H Weekly News August 16 – 22, 2020

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August 4-H from Home Webinars

Held Tuesday and Thursdays from
3-4:00 pm weekly

August 18: Diving Into the Deep Blue World—exploring marine science (grades K–3)

August 20: Ready in the Middle – an at Home Safety Scavenger Hunt (grades 4–8)

August 25: Let’s Make Some Fruit Rockets (grades K–3)

August 27: 4-H Smart Cents (Family Financial Literacy) (open to all families)
August 31 (Monday@ 7:00 pm): Family Financial Literacy Trivia Night (Prizes for all!)

Have an idea for a Webinar or Virtual STEP Club and/or interested in hosting one?
The 4-H from Home Team is looking for 4-H volunteers/Club leaders, 4-H Teens, etc.  who may be interested in teaching youth a specific topic. Contact the 4‑H From Home team at to share your thoughts or volunteer.

Youth, ages 8-16 are invited to join the Equine Science Center on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in August for Equine Trivia. Topics will include biosecurity, equine behavior, nutrition, and anatomy. Register at:


The #FarmON Benefit Concert is the grand finale of the Farm Journal Field Days, serving as a ‘thank you’ to farmers and ranchers for their hard work and determination to keep our food system going.

Tune-in to the livestream on August 27th at 7 PM CDT / 8 PM EDT at or on the 4-H Facebook page. The concert benefits 4-H’s FOURWARD Fund. Register here to receive an event reminder.

Want your 4-Her to be part of the concert? Text FarmON to 31313 with a picture or video of your 4-H member with their project or post a picture to social media with #FarmON .

The concert benefits 4-H’s FOURWARD Fund, which helps provide resources and learning opportunities to kids when they need it most. You can show your support today by giving to the FOURWARD Fund and ensuring every kid has a chance to thrive.

Featured Performers Include: Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Caroline Jones, High Valley, and Peterson Farm Brothers.

Follow-Up Announcements

Due to the previous week’s power outages, there has been a delay in distributing the final scores from State Public Presentations. Please be patient, they are coming soon.

There has also been a delay in the scoring for NJ State Virtual Fair entries as many of our department chairs and entry judges were also without power or internet for an extended period of time also due to Hurricane Isaias. The staff is working as quickly as possible to ensure all entries are being judged and scored recorded accordingly.

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Head Club Leaders, please check you email for an important email from the 4-H Office.

Check out the Rutgers NJAES Online Calendar to see all of the classes and seminars that are available.
NEW Classes are added daily.

Rutgers NJAES Calendar: All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for next week are:

Monday, August 17, 10:00 amMonarch Butterfly 101: Monarch Way Station Tagging at WheatonArts Virtual Eco Fair Week

Monday, August 17, 6:00 pm
Grow Native!

Tuesday, August 18, 12:00 pm
Real Recipes: Ceviche

Wednesday, August 19, 2:00 pm
Eating Healthy On a Budget (Wellness Wednesdays with FCHS)

Friday, August 20, 11:00 am
Real Recipes: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Return of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension “Earth Day, Every Day” Series (formerly called Earth Day at Home) this Fall

Details: Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension every Monday evening at 6:30 pm for this free series starting September 14th. These live, interactive sessions are 1 hour. To join you need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers. Sessions are provided via Webex.

To Register and more information at:

The lineup is as follows:
9/14/20- Winterizing Your Home for Maximum Energy Efficiency
9/21/20- Collecting Native Seeds: Sow Much to Know!
9/28/20- Fall Lawn Care the Earthwise Way
10/5/20- RU Wildlife Wise: Defensive Driving to Avoid Wildlife
Tuesday, 10/13/20- What’s An Energy Audit And Do you Need One?10/19/20- Ten Ways to Adapt to Coastal Flooding
10/26/20- RU Wildlife Wise: Demystifying Iconic Halloween Animals
11/2/20- Basics of Recycling

Missed a session from the spring? Recordings are online at

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