Logo for Animal Crackers 4-H program from the Cornell University 4-H Brochure (2013)



  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Cornell University Department of Animal Science is pleased to announce Animal Crackers 2021, "All Creatures Great and Small” to take place via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the month of May. Each session will begin at 6 pm and will last approximately 45-60 minutes. This year’s program will highlight the following species: dairy, sheep, goat, rabbit/ca-vy, poultry, equine, swine, dog, and cat topics. 4-H youth 9-12 years old or those with beginner to intermediate knowledge of the covered species are invited to participate. Interesting, educational, hands-on activities are planned to make Animal Crackers a memorable learning event. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about animal care, biology, and management while having fun participating in a variety of interactive activities, with 4-H’ers from across NYS.

Sessions include:

*May 4, 2021: Equine - “Dive into Equine Rehab”

*May 6, 2021: Sheep - “Fiber to Finish”

*May 11, 2021: Poultry - “Poultry Anatomy”

*May 13, 2021: Dairy (Bovine)Reproduction -“Constructing Reproduction”

*May 18, 2021: Dog and Cat - “Basic Pet First Aid”

*May 20, 2021: Goat - “Yikes! -There’s a Goat in my Tub"

*May 25, 2021: Swine - “Pigs Inside and Out”

*May 27, 2021: Rabbit/Cavy - “Basic Rabbit and Cavy Care

The cost is $50 for an individual registration, which covers all eight (8) sessions; $10 for each additional registrant shipping to the same address. This extra charge covers the additional learning materials, which will be sent directly to the youth. The Deadline for this event is April 1, 2021 and registration must be done through the local Cornell Cooperative Extension Office. The link to each session will be sent to the educator registering the youth. The County CCE office making this registration will receive an invoice for all charges.

For more information about this event, see the Animal Cracker’s website at http://4h.ansci.cornell.edu/events-2/ani-mal-crackers/. Mark your calendars for one of the most exciting animal science programs of 2021!


Holly Harwood
4-H Community Educator
585-786-2251 ext 118


This event is online

Last updated March 9, 2021