Project Discovery Days

Discover the Adventure Called … 4-H. Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Association, Inc. and University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development in Lincoln County sponsor two 4-H Project Discovery Days each year.  One in spring in Tomahawk and a second in fall in Merrill.

These events allow youth from all over the county to sample the projects that the 4-H program offers.  Anyone is welcome to attend and you do not need to be a 4-H member to participate.

Sessions are taught by 4-H youth and adult leaders, as well as community volunteers.  Sessions may be offered multiple times or may require youth to take multiple sessions if the project takes more than the single 85 minute time slot to complete.

Project Discovery Day is sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Association, Inc. and UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development in Lincoln County.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. …………….. Registration

8:45 – 10:00 a.m. …………… Session 1

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. …………. Session 2 (A snack will be provided)

11:15 – 12:30 p.m. …………. Session 3

12:30 p.m. ……………………. Homeward Bound

Tomahawk Project Discovery Day – April 22, 2017

Tomahawk 2017 Project Day Sessions Offered

Tomahawk 2017 Project Day Registration

Merrill Project Discovery Day – October 1, 2016

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Dan Marzu, UWEX Agriculture Educator, teaches Lee and Kekoa how to start a plant from a cutting.

Thirty-two youth from throughout Lincoln County were at the Lincoln County Service Center on Saturday, October 1st where they participated in a variety of 4-H project sessions as part of Project Discovery Day.  Youth participated in session on topics such as basket weaving, arts, robotics, preserving food, and much, much more.  Sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Association and University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development in Lincoln County,  Project Discovery Day is designed to provide youth in 5-year old kindergarten and older, a chance to discover what they can learn and do in 4-H.  This event is open to all youth and 4-H members are encouraged to bring a friend.

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Shelby and Siobhan create a Christmas Tree using paper during their session led by 4-H volunteer leader, Beth.

During the day, sessions youth participated in were led by the following 4-H adult and older youth volunteers and University of Wisconsin-Extension staff members:  Amanda Kostman, Lisa Woelbing, Yvette Chieves, Beth Krueger, Caroline Lemke, Dan Marzu, Bride Maas, Peter and Maxine Schuetze, Laurie Woller, and Heidi Sturzenegger.   Thank you to each of them for making this day possible.

Tomahawk Project Discovery Day – March 5, 2016

Ben receives assistance from Beth in the Decoupage session

Ben receives assistance from Beth in the Decoupage session.

Twenty-four youth from throughout Lincoln County were at the Tomahawk Middle School on Saturday, March 5th where they participated in a variety of 4-H project sessions as part of Project Discovery Day.  Youth participated in session on topics such as basket weaving, arts, robotics, preserving food, and much, much more.  Sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Association and University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development in Lincoln County,  Project Discovery Day is designed to provide youth in 5-year old kindergarten and older, a chance to discover what they can learn and do in 4-H.  This event is open to all youth and 4-H members are encouraged to bring a friend.

Hunter shows Peter his robot completing a challenge during the Robotics Session

Hunter shows Peter his robot completing a challenge during the Robotics session.

During the day, sessions youth participated in were led by the following 4-H adult and older youth volunteers and University of Wisconsin-Extension staff members:  Lily Cordova, Amanda Kostman, Lisa Woelbing, Pat and Yvette Chieves, Beth Krueger, Lisa Krueger, Caroline Lemke, Peter and Maxine Schuetze, Cheryl Roets, Morgan Wolfram, Laurie Woller, Heidi Sturzenegger and Debbie Moellendorf.

Another 4-H Project Discovery Day is being planned for fall in Merrill.  Watch for more information and registration materials in late August/early September.

Merrill Project Discovery Day – October 10, 2015

Alley and Caleb show off the projects they made in Holiday Pinecones and Acorns Session.

Alley and Caleb show off the projects they made in Holiday Pinecones and Acorns Session.

Twenty-seven youth from throughout Lincoln County were at the Lincoln County Service Center on Saturday, October 10th where they participated in a variety of 4-H project sessions as part of Project Discovery Day.  Youth participated in sessions on topics such as basket weaving, Halloween Treat Boxes, Holiday Pinecones & Acorns, “Dew” It Yourself Jewelry Boxes, DeCoupage Treasure Boxes, Paper Crafting, Paper Quilling and sewing handbags.

Project Discovery Day is the perfect opportunity for youth of all ages to learn mastery of a skill, both through learning and teaching. Mastery is defined as possession of a skill and full command of a subject of study.  We are always trying to help the youth develop skills, and encourage and empower them to practice those skills until they have them mastered.  4-H encourages youth to continue to use and practice skills so that they have the opportunity to master those skills.

Jeanne demonstrates a paper quilling technique to Siboham

Jeanne demonstrates a paper quilling technique to Siboham

Thank you to Amanda Kostman, Lisa Woelbing, Chris Gano, Cherie Hafeman, Melissa Hafeman, Bridie Mass, Yvette Chieves, Jeanne Schmidt and Mary Pelkey for leading sessions during the day.  In addition to the kids sessions, adults had the opportunity to take the STEM leader training offered by Joanna Skluzacek and Justin Hougham, 4-H Youth Development Specialists.

Tomahawk Project Discovery Day – March 14, 2015

Ian shows his father how to program the robot he built to complete challenges.

Ian shows his father how to program the robot he built to complete challenges.

Twenty-seven youth from throughout Lincoln County were at the Tomahawk Middle School on Saturday, March 14th where they participated in a variety of 4-H project sessions as part of Project Discovery Day.  Youth participated in session on topics such as basket weaving, digital storytelling, arts, robotics, propagating plants, and much, much more.  Sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Association and University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development in Lincoln County,  Project Discovery Day is designed to provide youth in 5-year old kindergarten and older, a chance to discover what they can learn and do in 4-H.  This event is open to all youth and 4-H members are encouraged to bring a friend.

Austin, 4-H youth leader, helps youth create snow globes.

Austin, 4-H youth leader, helps youth create snow globes.

 

 

 

During the day, sessions youth participated in were led by the following 4-H adult and older youth volunteers and University of Wisconsin-Extension staff members:  Amanda Kostman, Lisa Woelbing, Yvette Chieves, Beth Krueger, Lisa Krueger, Caroline Lemke, Austin Leinen, Christina Rencontre, Dan Marzu, Jeni Marzu, Larry Hendrickson, George Hendrickson, Pat Chieves, Maxine Schuetze, Chris Gano, Sara Proulx, Hanna Proulx and Debbie Moellendorf.

Yvette Chieves, 4-H volunteer leader, leads a session where youth created a Submarine Porthole Aquarium.

Yvette Chieves, 4-H volunteer leader, leads a session where youth created a Submarine Porthole Aquarium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merrill Project Discovery Day – October 18, 2014

Norb and Barb Yogerst show participants how to make animal tracks during the wildlife session.

Norb and Barb Yogerst show participants how to make animal tracks during the wildlife session.

Forty-six youth from throughout Lincoln County were at the Lincoln County Service Center on Saturday, October 18th where they participated in a variety of 4-H project sessions as part of Project Discovery Day.  Youth participated in session on topics such as basket weaving, scrapbooking, wildlife, digital storytelling, jewelry making, making root beer, arts, crafts and much, much more.  Project Discovery Day is the perfect opportunity for youth of all ages to learn mastery of a skill, both through learning and teaching. Mastery is defined as possession of a skill and full command of a subject of study.  We are always trying to help the youth develop skills, and encourage and empower them to practice those skills until they have them mastered.  4-H encourages youth to continue to use and practice skills so that they have the opportunity to master those skills.

4-H volunteer leader Bridie helps Rowynn with her scrapbooking project

4-H volunteer leader Bridie helps Rowynn with her scrapbooking project

 

 

 

Thank you to Amanda Kostman, Lisa Woelbing, Sara Proulx, Pat Chieves, Bridie Mass, Shelly Burnett, Beth Krueger, Yvette Chieves, Kathy Ermer, Chris Gare, Christina Recontre,  Norb Yogerst and Barb Yogerst for leading sessions during the day.  In addition to the sessions, youth had the opportunity to participate in a 4-H Centennial Scavenger Hunt for prizes.

Ian and Kekoa participate in 4-H Centennial Scavenger Hunt

Ian and Kekoa participate in 4-H Centennial Scavenger Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace working on her story during creative digital stories session.

Grace working on her story during creative digital stories session.

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