Read all about our fun-filled week’s highlights below!
Ames Career Day
All of the Rising Stars met in Ames on Monday for a career day presented by the staff working on Iowa State’s campus. The day began by touring the research farm; there were acres of apple trees, grape vines, and a vegetable garden researching the benefit of having chickens within the plot. We also learned about the turf grass being grown that will be put into the Jack Trice Stadium and practice fields! The day ended with listening to speakers about their careers and life in Extension. We sure missed the view of Campanile!
Nathan spent Tuesday Astrocamp! Kids got to learn all about what it’s like to be an astronaut with crafts, activities, and trying some of the food they eat in space. They got to build a mars rovers out of cardboard, make rock salt ice cream, create their own stomp rockets and mission patch. They ended the day by making s’mores out of solar ovens! Check the Sioux City newspaper next week to see all the kids interviews!
Nebowa Overnight Camp
Alex and Nathan headed over to the Nebowa Camp with 4-H campers! The entire day and night was filled with games, crafts, swimming, fishing, and kayaking. Everyone learned about solar power doing crafts with lanterns and water fountains! Campers and counselors are sun-kissed and tired!
This week was the week for all POP clubs to kick into high gear, as Moville and Sioux City got to have kids plant seeds in egg cartons! They enjoyed picking from the wide selection of seeds offered to them to bring home. Meanwhile in Akron, kids got to go on a scavenger hunt and look for certain items at the market. It was windy all day, but the kids loved it nonetheless!
Thursday night, Alex headed over to the Woodbury County Fairgrounds to observe a halter and showmanship workshop. Kids learned about how to move around their horse as the judge moves, how to read and walk a pattern, and proper confirmation! Fair is coming right around the corner, so these kids are working hard to prepare.