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Mark Your Calendar for Super Saturday–March 4!

Mark your calendars–Super Saturday is coming!

Super Saturday is a day of workshops and fun for K-12 students and their families. Topics will be of interest to the general public and 4-H members alike. There will also be tasty concessions and an on-site archery area where attendees can try shooting a bow.

This is a 4-H hosted-event intended for the whole community. Invite a friend!

Saturday, March 4, Skyview Middle School
9 am – 3:30 pm

Concessions will be available, but feel free to bring a brown bag lunch!

Enjoy the whole day for only $5.

Pre-registration is required for Super Saturday.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

Workshops Include:

2017 4-H Super Saturday Workshop Descriptions

Session A – 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Handling Dog Emergencies Part I:  Learn how to manage common dog health emergencies including bandaging and handling an injured dog. This is a two-part workshop presented by a veterinarian.

Beekeeping in the Front Range:  Presented by Pikes Peak Beekeeping. Learn the ins and outs of beekeeping in our region. This workshop repeats during Session C.

4-H Officer Training:  Are you a 4-H member new to the position of club treasurer, secretary, or historian? Then this training is for you! Come learn the basics of these important club officer positions.

Cupcake Decorating:  Learn the basics of icing consistency and cupcake decorating. Make your own and take your sweet treat with you! Materials fee of $1.00 cash.

Upside Down Gardening:  Discover the benefits of upside-down gardening! Learn how to make your own upside-down planter using recycled items. Participants are encouraged to bring their own empty plastic bottle (for example, a two liter soda bottle or milk jug). Materials fee of $1.00 cash. This workshop repeats during Session E.

Introduction to Archery:  Learn about the exciting word of archery! Learn about the different types of bows and how you can start enjoying archery as a hobby and/or 4-H project.

Session B – 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Handling Dog Emergencies Part II:  Learn how to manage common dog health emergencies including learning bandaging and handling an injured dog. This is part-two of a two-part workshop presented by a veterinarian.

Backyard Chickens:  Have you ever thought about raising your own hens and how nice it would be to collect fresh eggs in the morning? Well, now you can! Get inspired to begin your own small flock this year and enjoy the benefits of fresh eggs! This workshop repeats during Session D.

4-H Shooting Sports Safety Orientation (SQA):  New 4-H Shooting Sports members and those changing 4-H age divisions (moving from Junior to Intermediate or Intermediate to Senior) who wish to participate in the 4-H Shooting Sports County-Level competition must attend a SQA safety orientation. Parents/Guardians are highly encouraged to attend with their children. This workshop will be repeated during Session D.

Rethink Your Health Drink:  Soda and other sugary beverages are not a healthy option for children. Come learn how to make smart drink choices and make your own smart drinks in this interactive session. Materials fee of $1.00 cash. This workshop repeats during Session D.

All About Rabbits:  Have you ever thought about raising your own rabbits or would you like to learn to better care for your pet rabbit? This workshop will provide an overview of rabbit care and handling.

Make Your Own PVC Bow: Make your own PVC bow to enjoy archery as a hobby. Materials fee of $15.00 cash per bow made. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. This workshop repeats during Session C.

Session C – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Healthy as a Horse – Equine Nutrition:  The workshop presented by a veterinarian will cover the nutritional needs of horses in the Pikes Peak Region.

Beekeeping in the Front Range:  Presented by Pikes Peak Beekeeping. Learn the ins and outs of beekeeping in our region. This workshop is also offered during Session A.

Dog Ownership and Dog Rally:  Come learn about the responsibilities of dog ownership through this simulated activity and then learn more about what a “dog rally” involves. This workshop repeats during Session E.

Introduction to Drawing:  Everyone can enjoy drawing as a fun recreational activity! For aspiring artists and those who think of themselves as non-artists. Come have fun with drawing and discover drawing techniques such as shading, cross-hatching, and stippling.

Rabbit Showmanship:  Learn the 4-H requirements to showing a rabbit. Participants will get the opportunity to practice with 4-H rabbit members and they will receive feedback on ways to improve their rabbit handling techniques. Please bring your rabbit in a carrying cage and a mat/carpet square to practice on.

Make Your Own PVC Bow: Make your own PVC bow to enjoy archery as a hobby. Materials fee of $15.00 cash per bow made. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. This workshop is also offered during Session B.

 

LUNCH BREAK 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

 

**4-H Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) learning stations will be open for 4-H members from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 4-H members must arrive by 2:30 p.m. to begin MQA. MQA is required for all first year Market and Breeding Beef, Dairy, Swine, Sheep, Goat, Rabbit, and Poultry Project 4-H members. MQA is also required when 4-H members are moving into a new 4-H age division. (Juniors moving to Intermediate and Intermediates moving to Senior). Parents are highly encouraged to attend with their children.

Session D – 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Digital Tools for 4-H Families:  Come learn about the new digital tools being used in the El Paso County 4-H Program to communicate with our 4-H Families. Learn how to navigate the new 4-H Website, 4-H Forum, and how to submit online registration for events.

Backyard Chickens: Have you ever thought about raising your own hens and how nice it would be to collect fresh eggs in the morning? Well, now you can! Get inspired to begin your own small flock this year and enjoy the benefits of fresh eggs! This workshop is also offered during Session B.

4-H Shooting Sports Safety Orientation (SQA): New 4-H Shooting Sports members and those changing 4-H age divisions (moving from Junior to Intermediate or Intermediate to Senior) who wish to participate in the 4-H Shooting Sports County-Level competition must attend a SQA safety orientation. Parents/Guardians are highly encouraged to attend with their children. This session is also offered during Session B.

Rethink Your Health Drink:  Soda and other sugary beverages are not a healthy option for children. Come learn how to make smart drink choices and make your own smart drinks in this interactive session. Materials fee of $1.00 cash. This workshop is also offered during Session B.

Fishing 101:  What do you know about fishing? When you go fishing do you usually catch a fish? Come learn about fishing and how to cast a lure using a pop can rig. Bring a rod if you have one. The differences between fly fishing and spin fishing will be discussed. Materials fee of $1.00 cash.

So You Want to Be a Vet?:  Are you interested in becoming a Veterinarian or Veterinary Assistant? Come learn what the job is really all about! Find out what classes you should take to prepare for college and what extra-curricular activities will help you have a stronger college application.

Session E – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Cyber Security and Online Safety: Did you realize that by simply using an electronic device to take a photo and post it, you may be giving away far more information that you bargained for? Would you know how to change your settings? Come learn how you can protect yourself when online.

Excel Trips and Tricks:  Are you unfamiliar with the computer program Microsoft Excel? Come learn about how Microsoft Excel can help you keep better records and track your finances. Did you know that 4-H members can take advantage of Excel when keeping records on their 4-H projects? Optional – bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel if you want to follow along on your own computer.

Dog Ownership and Dog Rally:  Come learn about the responsibilities of dog ownership through this simulated activity and then learn more about what a “dog rally” involves. This workshop is also offered during Session C.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting: Acrylic paints can be used to explore color and design. Participants will learn about color value and will mix paint colors to create tints (highlights) and shades (shadow).

Upside Down Gardening:  Discover the benefits of upside-down gardening! Learn how to make your own upside-down planter using recycled items. Participants are encouraged to bring their own empty plastic bottle (for example, a two liter soda bottle or milk jug). Materials fee of $1.00 cash. This workshop is also offered during Session A.

4-H Horse Project Introduction: This workshop is an introduction to the 4-H Horse Project in El Paso County. Come discover all the ways you can enjoy learning about horses as a member of the local 4-H program. For youth who do and do not already own a horse.

If you have any questions, email danielsmith@elpasoco.com or call 719-520-7698.

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