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December 16, 2022 Friday News

Wyoming County 4-H E-News

December 16, 2022

Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with your question(s)!


  • The 4-H office will be closed Monday, December 26th, Tuesday, December 27th and Wednesday, December 28th (there will still be a Master Builders Lego club meeting Monday, December 26th and Dairy Bowl Practice Wednesday, December 28th!)


  • If you have not enrolled yet, please do so! The December/January issue of the 4-H news will be the last one you receive if you are not enrolled by January 10th! Our 4-H Newsletters can be found on our website:


  • Deep Dive into New York State Fisheries is a 4-part virtual series learning about fish and “not really fish” that live in New York State. Each 45-minute-long session will be jam-packed with educational fun. The series will unravel the mysteries of salmon, trout, sturgeon, and dogfish sharks. Experts from Cornell University, Cornell Shackleton Point Biological Field Station, SUNY Cobleskill, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Thumbs Up Charters join the 4-H educators presenting this program.
  • Wednesday nights at 6:30pm; January 18th and 25th, February 1st and 8th
  • This education adventure is coordinated by Cornell University Youth Nature and Outdoor Education Program Work Team. There is no cost to participate and any enrolled Cloverbud, 4-H member, club leader, volunteer or any youth that wants to learn about fish or fishing may join.
  • Please enter each participating family member separately;


  • As part of the Deep Dive into New York State Fisheries Program, the Youth in Nature & Outdoor Education Program Work Team is offering a virtual fish and shark art contest and a short story contest. The contests will be open to youth with several age categories and participants can be from anywhere within New York State. The contest begins December 11, 2022 and runs until February 7, 2023.
  • Entries received before January 24th at 11am will be highlighted during the January 25th session. Entries received between January 24th 11:01 am and February 7th at 11am will be highlighted during the February 8th session.
  • General Rules for both contests:
    • By submitting an entry or entries to this contest, you are giving Cornell Cooperative Extension’s YNOE Program Work Team permission to use your image or story on our Facebook, website, blogs, and in any public displays we can arrange for the entries.
    • Each participant is limited to one entry. Each participant may enter one story and one art piece.
    • You must title, sign, and date your entry (cursive is NOT required).
    • We encourage you to use New York native fish or shark species but will accept any WILD species (no domestic birds or livestock).
    • There will be three age categories: Cloverbud Youth ages 5-7, Youth 8-12, and Youth 13-19.
    • The judging will be done by a group of volunteers (youth and adults) selected by Cornell Cooperative Extension.
  • Art Specific Guidelines:
    • The work can be no larger than 8.5” x 11”.
    • This must be an original piece started and completed within the contest entry dates and deadline dates.
    • You may use any style you choose (e.g., watercolor, pen & ink, pencil, oils, acrylic, etc.) that can be rendered on the specified paper dimensions.
    • All Art entries must be submitted by email to Michelle Baker at ( subject line YNOE Fish Art contest) as a jpeg or PDF file, OR mailed to: CCE of Warren County, Attn: Michelle Baker/ Art Contest, 377 Schroon River Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885.
  • Specific Story Guidelines:
    • Your story must be original and describe an encounter or observation you had where fish or sharks played a central role.
    • 500-word limit
    • All Story entries must be submitted by email to Sarah McCormick at ( subject line: YNOE Fish Story) as a word document or PDF file or in the body of your email, OR you can mail a copy to: CCE of Oswego County, Attn Sarah McCormick, 3288 Main Street, Mexico, NY 13114
  • Prizes:
    • Cloverbud (5-7) youth will each receive a Participant ribbon and no overall winner will be selected.
    • Youth 8-12 or 13-19, the top recipient will receive a $10 gift to the 4-H mall.


  • Held at the 4-H office in Warsaw, come practice dairy bowl questions. Email Stephanie at to register today!
    • Wednesday, December 21st from 6-7 PM
    • Wednesday, December 28th from 6-7 PM
    • Tuesday, January 3rd from 6-7 PM
    • Monday, January 9th from 6-7 PM

Snowshoeing Adventure

  • December 29, 2022, starting at 10AM. Located at Beaver Meadows- 1610 Welch Road, North Java
  • Cost is $10 per person.
  • This guided experience will teach youth how to hike using snowshoes. We will take to the trails in snowshoes and learn about the animals and environment during the winter months. To reserve a spot, call the 4-H office by December 23rd at (585) 786-2251. Space is limited.

4-H Staff Email Contacts


Alesia Ackerman
Senior Administrative Assistant
585-786-2251 ext 110

Last updated January 20, 2023