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 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATING SENIORS!


Attention
4-Her’s...did you know that we offer scholarships?







Warren County 4-H Private Support Scholarship

Details:
1. Must be a current, active, graduating Warren County
     4-H’er.
2. Must have participated in the 4-H Public Presentation Program for the last three Consecutive years, including the present year.
3.   Must submit application by April 2, 2016.


Maximum of $500 will be awarded from the 4-H Designated Fund. 

This scholarship is based on the overall 4-H involvement of the applicant.

Deadline:  Applications must be received in the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center before April 2, 2016.
 
Interested graduating seniors should contact the CCE office
at 668-4881 or 623-3291 for more information ASAP.


ATTENTION 4-H TEENS...WANT TO BE A STARR??

State Teen Action Representative Retreat 2016

Do you have what it takes to be a leader?  Are you looking for opportunities to develop leadership skills?  Would you like to meet new people, make new friends and generally have a great time?  What if I told you that you could spend an entire weekend doing all of that and more for only $85?  Well, guess what, you can!

The State Teen Action Representative Retreat (STARR) is an fun-filled conference where 4-H teens learn, lead, make friends, and so much more!  STARR 2016 is happening from Friday, April 9th through May 1st, 2016 and we are accepting applications right now! 

Hurry though, as we need to hear from you by February 19th!

When:   April 29-May 1, 2016

Who:   Any 4-H member who is thirteen or older and who wants to work on their leadership skills and/or learn more about new programs.

Cost:     Generally around $85 (this includes travel, meals while at the event, program materials, and an event t-shirt).  The 4-H program does have some funding to pay part of the cost of this program if needed—contact John for more information.

How:     Any teen interested in attending the 2016 event MUST complete a Public Presentation in the current 4-H year AND submit a one-page essay indicating which leadership skills they hope to improve or how they might use improved leadership skills BEFORE Thursday, February 19, 2016. 

If you are a Warren County 4-H teen and have an interest in meeting new friends, identifying and developing your own leadership skills, and having a great time then you are strongly encouraged to go to the STARR! 

For more information, contact the CCE Education Center at (518) 623-3291.


ADIRONDACK GUIDE ORIENTATION


"WINTER SOLSTICE" 4-H PROGRAMS

  

Don’t be bored during mid-winter break, come to CCE for a day of fun and learning!
Join us for one or for all of these fun, educational programs:

Date:  Thursday, February 18th


11:00 amPublic Presentation Training 
A fun and engaging program that will help get you started with your 2016 public presentation.  There will be a special guest appearance from our 2015 NYS State Public Presentation Competitor from Warren County.


12:00 noonChoose Health Pizza Party! 
Join us as we learn about the importance of vegetables and fruits in our diets and then we make our own personal pizzas.


1:15 pmMotion Commotion
Come have fun with us and experiment with the physics of cars, obstacles and reaction times.  This fun program is designed to educate youth about the hazards of driving while distracted and about the science that is involved in investigating those dangers. 

Registration is required and can be done by contacting the CCE office at
518-668-4881 or by e-mailing: 
mlb222@cornell.edu




COOKING CLASSES WITH CHEF MATT!


Join your 4-H friends in the kitchen with Chef Matt Bolton at SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary School this winter. 

In collaboration with the SUNY Adirondack Culinary School, 4-H is offering cooking classes with well-known local chef, Matt Bolton.  Chef Matt is the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Director/Instructor and he will lead four cooking classes at the Culinary School on Bay Road in Queensbury.

WHAT: Learn basic cooking skills, baking, knife skills, sautéing
WHEN: Saturdays:  February 27, March 26, April 16 and May 7 from 1:00-3:00 PM
WHERE: SUNY Adirondack Culinary School, Bay Road, Queensbury
WHO: 4-H Members ages 9 and up.

More information on class topics will be available in the beginning of February. 
Check out the schedule and come to one or all of Chef Matt’s fun and engaging
cooking programs.  
Already know you are interested in participating?

Space is limited, so contact Michele at 668-4881 or
mlb222@cornell.edu to sign up now. 




ALL ABOUT BIRD ANATOMY

They fly, forage, sing, and learn—all with remarkable anatomical adaptations. Explore how birds are built with the brand new All About Bird Anatomy free interactive from Bird Academy.


With 100+ parts to play with yoU can build your bird, learn how the parts fit together and function, practice your pronunciation—then flip to flashcard mode to see ow many bird bits you can name.


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CHANGE-4-CHANGE FUNDRAISER

Looking to get rid of all those cans/bottles you've collected over the holidays? Help us raise some $$$ for the 4-H Program by dropping them off at the Direct Deposit Bottle Redemption Center in Warrensburg and tell them its for the Warren County 4-H Program.


4-H Sportfishing



There are many different fields which are considered scientific endeavors.  One of the more
diverse scientific fields is that of biology.  One particular subset of biology that I have enjoyed studying is called Ecology.  Let’s take a few minutes to explore what ecology is about.

By definition, ecology is the branch of biology that looks at how organisms relate to one another and to their physical surroundings.  Ecology can include studies about wildlife, fish, waterways, mountains, or even invasive species.  It is sort of a “big picture” science that encompasses many different collections of organisms and their surroundings (called ecosystems). 

I’d like to have a closer look at aquatic ecosystems.  Aquatic ecosystems include all water bodies and the organisms that depend on them for their survival.  Plants, insects, birds, some mammals and of course, fish are all key players in aquatic ecosystems.  Each part of the ecosystem affects every other part. 

One of the most looked at components of aquatic ecosystems is the diverse collection of fish found within them.  Fish play vital roles including the balancing of insect populations.  One of my favorite ways to observe fish is through the sport known as fishing.  Did you know that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation often uses information provided by anglers to help manage and restore fish habitats?  Did you know that just by purchasing rod and reel set ups, you are supporting DEC sponsored sport fishing restoration efforts?  It is a fact that, when done responsibly, sport fishing can be good for the environment.  Now if that isn’t good news, I don’t know what is!

In an attempt to promote responsible enjoyment of fishing, Warren County 4-H has been growing a sport fishing program.  We will also be hosting a “Catch of the Day” competition in 2016 and even participating in an event hosted by the Warrensburg Fish Hatchery in May.  (more details to follow so stay tuned).

For more information on this or other programs call 668-4881 or email Dan Carusone at djc69@cornell.edu