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4-H youth stay engaged during shelter-in-place

by Nevada State News
4-H student with horse

RENO – Members of the Elko County 4-H Horse Program are participating in a virtual scavenger hunt, just one at-home activity provided by University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s  and Elko County 4-H Youth Development Program during the shelter-in-place order. 

The goal of the scavenger hunt was for the students to continue learning and engaging with their horses as they would in a typical 4-H workshop – except it’s all done at home. Members submitted photos of each item they identified to the University’s cloud storage and received gift certificates if they were able to take photos of all subjects on the list. 

The Horse Committee is also holding an online workshop in which the members record videos of themselves safely catching, tying, grooming, saddling, bridling and mounting their horses. These clips will be used as a check-in so that the members can show they are still working on their horsemanship skills while at home. 

Program members are also participating in a quarantine-themed photography contest showing what their lives look like during the shelter-in-place policy.

“While we are waiting for updates on how our programs are going to continue during the summer, we want to make sure we are still offering activities to help the kids through this time as well,” Liz Krenka, Elko County 4-H Program coordinator, said. “The feedback has been really positive.”

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