Office Hours

The Cornell Cooperative Extension office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Check out the 4-H Calendar at the bottom of this page to see what's happening with the Warren County 4-H program. Please make sure to contact us if you see something you want to be a part of~most events need pre-registration.

518-623-3291 or 668-4881 - or you can e-mail: mlb222@cornell.edu




4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H ARBOR DAY FESTIVAL

4-H ARBOR DAY FESTIVAL

4-H SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS



SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS:  
Date:  Wednesday, April 24th


FISHERIES MANAGEMENT:

Time:  9:00am—10:30am
Where:  Warren County Fish Hatchery

Join us as we tour the Warrensburg NYS DEC Fish Hatchery to learn about the common fish species of the Adirondacks and how the hatchery works to keep our waterways stocked.  ALL NEW GUIDES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! 

This program is free and open to all 4-H'ers.

**Transportation is available for those wishing to join us for the WHEP/Outdoor Cooking or Seed Starting Programs at the CCE Office afterwards.  

*Please dress warmly as part of the tour will be outside!

To register, please contact the CCE office at 518-623-3291 or 668-4881 or e-mail:  mlb222@cornell.edu





CLOVER BUCKET BRIGADE:
Time:  11:00am—Noon
Where:  CCE Education Center


Join us for a fun afternoon getting our new community service project off the ground.  We will be creating bucket gardens for local senior citizens to enjoy fresh vegetables at their homes.  We will decorate the buckets and then we will help with the seed planting program and create our starts for the buckets.  On June 1, come back and help plant the bucket gardens that we will deliver the first week of June.  Join your 4-H friends for all or part of this fun community service project that will bring food to friends in our community.
To register, please contact the CCE office at 518-623-3291 or 668-4881 or e-mail mlb222@cornell.edu



WHEP PROGRAM:
Time:  12:30pm - 1:15pm
Where:  CCE Education Center








Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a FREE program for youth to learn basic wildlife identification from pelts and skulls and where they may live. 

To register, please contact the CCE office at 518-623-3291 or 668-4881 or e-mail:  mlb222@cornell.edu 





OUTDOOR COOKING DEMO:
Time:  11:00am—Noon
Where:  CCE Education Center
Cost:  $3.00/person

Participants have to be at least 10 years of age, and will work in teams to create some pre-determined menu items.  *Please notify 4-H staff if the registrant has any food allergies.  

This will be an introduction to the very first outdoor cooking competition this summer that will be held for 4-H'ers at the NYS Fair.  In this competition, 4-H teens will be able to use portable Camp Maid charcoal grills to create their own delicious dishes.  

To register, please contact the CCE office at 518-623-3291 or 668-4881 or e-mail:  mlb222@cornell.edu 



PLANT STARTING PROGRAM:
Time:  1:15pm—2:30pm
Where:  CCE Education Center

Plant Starting Program – the plant starting program will have youth filling peat pots, placing seeds of many varieties of plants, learning about the need for watering and heat.  The greenhouse may be used as the plants start, but the seeds will be started in the back room of the office where we can control the heat more accurately. 

Bring your favorite work gloves and clothes you can get dirty. 

To register, please contact the CCE office at 518-623-3291 or 668-4881 or e-mail mlb222@cornell.edu





Map & Compass / Beginner Guide Camping

When:  Saturday, May 4th
Time:  9am—4pm
Where:  CCE Education Center

The 4-H Adirondack Guides will be holding their annual Map and Compass/Beginner Guide training. These programs are mandatory for all new Guides, but are optional for experienced Guides. During this program, Guides will learn how to read topographic maps, and how to use them in conjunction with a compass. All participants will be able to put their learning to use in a practical, hands-on portion of the class, in which they will use their newfound skills to navigate. Additionally, Guides will learn wildlife identification, fire starting, knot tying, and other helpful outdoor skills.

Pre-registration is required, and there is no fee for this program. To register, please contact Marybeth or Michele at: 518-668-4881 or via email: mem467@cornell.edu



NYS 4-H Forestry Weekend

Date:  May 3—May 5,  2019
Location:  4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delaware County  

Join youth from across the state for a weekend of forestry activities, games, and competition. This three-day event is for youth ages 10 and up (and staff and volunteers) interested in learning more about forests, and to select the NYS team that will go to the 2018 National 4-H Forestry Invitational (must be 14-19 for the national event). 

The Forestry weekend activities include:
Tree identification, Tree measurements, Nature games, Night hikes, Compass & Pacing, Map reading, Insects and diseases, Campfires

Cost is $43 per person and includes food, materials, and cabin lodging. (A $95 value!) 

Space is limited, so register now by calling the CCE office at (518) 623-3291/668-4881


WHEP: AMAZING AMPHIBIANS


WHEP: AMAZING AMPHIBIANS
Date:  Wednesday, May 15th
Time:  6:00pm
Location:  CCE Education Center, Warrensburg

If possible we will visit Pack Forest Lake to see if we can find frogs, toads, and salamanders as they move into or out of vernal pools. Cloverbuds welcome! No fee.

Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a FREE program for youth to learn about local species from the surrounding area and the habitat they live in.  The programs are usually presented as hands-on whenever possible, using pelts, skulls, feathers, etc. 

  
NOTE: Dates and Locations are subject to change due to weather or scheduling.
Registration is required for these events by calling the CCE office at
668-4881/623-3291 or by emailing
mlb222@cornell.edu


Wild Edibles Program

When:  Saturday, May 18th
Time:  9am—4pm
Where:  CCE Education Center
Cost:  $20/person

What wild plants are able to be safely eaten? 

Are certain parts of plants safer than others? 
What about the timing of harvesting? 

This interactive class, open to the general public, will cover identification, harvest, and preparation techniques of a number of safely edible wild plants.

Please note that this class will be held, rain or shine, so make sure to dress accordingly! Participants should plan on packing a lunch.
Registration is required and can be done by contacting Marybeth or Michele at: 518-668-4881 or via email: mem467@cornell.edu.


WHEP: BIRDS EYE VIEW


WHEP: BIRDS EYE VIEW

Date:  Thursday, June 6th 
Time:  6:00pm
Location:  CCE Education Center, Warrensburg

Hike up Hackensack Mountain and look for songbirds and soaring birds of prey.No fee.  Weather permitting.  

Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a FREE program for youth to learn about local species from the surrounding area and the habitat they live in.  The programs are usually presented as hands-on whenever possible, using pelts, skulls, feathers, etc. 

NOTE: Dates and Locations are subject to change due to weather or scheduling.
Registration is required for these events by calling the CCE office at
668-4881/623-3291 or by emailing mlb222@cornell.edu


4-H Career Exploration



SAVE THE DATES!
4-H Career Exploration

Dates:  Tuesday, June 25 – Thursday, June 27, 2019

Location:  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cost:  Cost has not been released yet from Cornell

NOTE:  Scholarships are available for youth who need financial
support and must be applied for before May 1
st.


Watch for more info on our Facebook page and through
e-mail.
Open to any New York State teen in grades 8—12.

For over 70 years, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program has conducted a three-day, on-campus event for youth on the Cornell University Campus.   

The purpose of this program, now called Career Explorations, is to provide youth with exposure to academic fields and career exploration, to develop leadership skills, to provide hands-on experience in a college setting and to introduce you to Cornell University.

4-H Career Exploration programs allow youth to have fun while learning about science, technology, humanities, and . . . yourself.  The event is made up of two grade specific tracts: “University U” for youth entering grades 8 and 9 and “Focus for Teens” for youth entering
grades 10-12.
 
Participants must complete a Public Presentation prior to attending this trip and be an active 4-H youth for at least one year prior to the trip.

For more info:
Call Roxanne Westcott at 518-668-4881 or email at rmw38@cornell.edu