Why are aquatic ecosystems important? What can they tell us about the health of our environment? This course provides students the opportunity to investigate an aquatic ecosystem, collect macro invertebrates and determine the health of Holiday Lake and surround creeks.
Explore the universe and see how the past meets the future. Students will learn to about several constellations and their history, moon phases and about our sky.
Bugs everywhere! We will learn what makes and insect an insect, and how they play an important part in our lives.
A forest is a lot more that just trees! Bet you didn’t know that trees are impacting your life every day. Learn how the forest affects us and how we live.
Ever wondered where rocks came from? Do all rocks look the same? What makes them different? We’ll look at the exciting life of a rock and ways to classify rocks and minerals.
How are snakes and frogs different? Explore some common misperceptions about these creatures and discover some amazing facts. Meet some of them up-close!
Compare and contrast the characteristics of mammals versus other animals.
METEROLOGY (Study of Weather)
Learn modern weather forecasting concepts and techniques. Participants will learn basic principals and make their own forecast. Participants will participate in experiments to help them understand weather concepts.
NATIVE AMERICAN GAMES
Students will enjoy participating in authentic games played by Native Americans. Games were played by Native Americans not only for fun, but for building skills an sometimes by adults for solving disagreements.
ORNITHOLOGY (Study of Birds)
What challenges do birds face when migrating? We will participate in fun activities that demonstrate bird behavior, adaptations, and the effect humans have on bird migration.
Explore the world of soil, how it is made, its qualities and importance. Participants will have the opportunity to investigate soil and its components, including decomposers and its inhabitants.
The world revolves around water. We’ll have our test equipment ready to investigate what is in our water and how it affects the entire world.
This activity will develop a student's knowledge of wildflowers and their specific parts. The students can learn several species of the native flora at Holiday Lake 4-H Center, and develop their knowledge of dichotomous keys. (Seasonal)
Have you ever seen the interaction between predator and prey, or possibly noticed any adaptations that they obtain to survive? Let’s experience how animals fight for survival.