Youth programming goes virtual
Art in the Time of Quarantine submission.
Despite having to cancel in-person programming, Extension has been busy making sure there are still plenty of youth programs and activities available online. In the past three months, the Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program offered 56 hours of Zoom classes with 221 registered participants, generated more than two hours of original content that was shared on Facebook and YouTube and created challenges in which 4-H members could participate, such as Art in the Time of Quarantine.
As the summer continues, Extension's Clark County 4-H Facebook page will continue to provide valuable content, such as weekly how-to cooking videos. From June 29 to July 24, the program is also offering an at-home 4-H Summer Adventure: Family Camp. For just $10 per family, youth ages 6 to 15 can work together on four weekly projects. Each week, participants will pick up and submit materials for the camp at Extension’s A.D. Guy Knowledge Center located at 817 N St. in Las Vegas.
Extension’s Youth Horticulture Education Program has been working hard to make sure that interested youth can still develop their green thumb. Since April, the program's team created video content and made it available through social media. Content included basics, such as “Introduction to Agave Plants Native to Southern Nevada” and hands-on projects including “Assembling a Pre-Fab Raised Garden Bed.” The team delivered 12 videos that reached more than 2,500 youth in the area.
The program also assisted with the promotion of the Junior Master Gardener ® Program Certification for Kids through 14 Facebook Live events hosted by Junior Master Gardener ® Program. The Youth Horticulture Education Program team helped field questions through the chat during sessions for a national audience.
As the summer continues, youth programming will continue to be delivered so that young Nevadans remain engaged, educated and entertained.