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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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Gifts in a Jar!

Looking for fun and easy gifts you can make? Gifts in a Jar are all the rage! We’ll make several …

Join us at the Dare County NC Cooperative Extension office for a Christmas Party and Candle Sale! Browse, snack, socialize, and shop!  Free gift wrap available!

4-H Christmas Party & Candle Sale

Join us at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County office for a Christmas Party and Candle Sale! Browse, snack, socialize, and shop! Free gift wrap available! Pre-order or RSVP! For questions, contact …

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4-H Fall / Winter Program

Events: Wonderful Wetlands Series: Dates: October 21st from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. November 4th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. November 13th from 3:30 – …

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Healthy Living Teen Leader Retreat

Saturday, January 4–Sunday, January 5, 2020 Join Dare County 4-H at the Healthy Living Leadership Retreat at Millstone 4-H Camp. …

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4-H Fundraiser Save the Date

Please join us on November 21, 2019, from 4–6 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County office …

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4-H Service & Citizenship

The Service & Citizenship 4-Hers learned about public service in Dare County, the basics of parliamentary procedure, and how …

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North Carolina 4-H Congress

Two delegates from Dare County were selected to represent at 4-H Congress, Colby Sawyer and Benjamin Hanusik. Congress is …

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Dare County 4-H

Dare County 4-H would like to express gratitude to all 4-H participants, parents, and community members for their …

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Youth STEAM Summit

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math Date: July 25, 2019, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Location: Chowan Community College, Freeland Building …

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Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

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Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …