Nebraska Extension Offers Virtual Learning Opportunities

WAYNE – State officials with Nebraska 4-H have expanded their offerings of virtual learning opportunities for all ages with activities being live experience, self-paced or specific events.

According to a release from the Wayne County extension office, these activity guides are perfect for hands-on learning at home. Follow along at 4h.unl.edu/virtual-home-learning. Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing and youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.

“Living Room Learning” is open for third – fifth grade students. Tune in each Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. where each session will focus on a new activity that can be done with materials found at home. Youth will learn about healthy living, science, technology, engineer, math and more.

Those in sixth through ninth grade will be able to join the “Boredom Buster Challenge” each Monday and Wednesday at 2 p.m. where each week they’ll be given a problem to solve using materials found in their home. These challenges will teach entrepreneurship, healthy living, science, technology and more.

High school students can participate in “Virtual Field Trips” each Tuesday at 11 a.m. learning more about science, technology, careers and more. Virtual field trips offer facility tours, educational experiences and additional resources for teachers.

Self-paced opportunities include “A Beautiful Day” for ages 1-8 as well as “Activity Videos”.

Upcoming events Nebraska Extension is hosting will be a “4-H Egg Cam” and “I Wonder Science” workshops.

The Lancaster County 4-H EGG Cam will allow viewers around the world to witness the amazing process of chicks hatching. Candling webinars will be held on Tuesday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 21 at 1 p.m. with the chicks hatching April 28-29. Children in second grade will also be introduced to science through language arts. The group will read the book, I Wonder, then discuss asking great questions, testing to find out the answer and sharing what the group found. The ‘I Wonder’ sessions will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, April 14 – Tuesday, May 5 and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. beginning Thursday, April 16 and lasting through Thursday, May 7.

Other online opportunities will also feature Cat Club, Dog Showmanship video series, equine webinar series and companion rabbit science.

Contact the Nebraska Extension office in Wayne county at 402-375-3310 or by emailing wayne-county@unl.edu for more information.

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