August 2009 Newsletter

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4-H Community Mapping Goes Beyond Cows, Sows, and Plows

some of you may know, 4-H is a member of our My
Wonderful World coalition
. The national organization offers youth opportunities for hands-on
learning in leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Every summer, 4-H has a strong presence at county and
state fairs across the country, exhibiting everything from livestock to saddles
to… community maps created with GIS technology! It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of 4-H,
which stands for “Head, Hands, Heart, and Health,” but dozens of local chapters
are incorporating geographic skills and technology into their existing programs.
Some are even creating GIS and GPS teams. Barbara Roberts, of Richmond County, Illinois,
shared her fair experience with us.

Read about it and see a map of the Richland County Fairgrounds made by kids at Barbara’s 4-H booth after the jump!

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My Wonderful World Member Spotlight: 4-H

4-H is a community of more than 7 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the national, private sector, nonprofit partner of the 4-H Youth Development Program and its parent, the Cooperative Extension System of the United States Department of Agriculture. Visit the 4-H site to learn more about this program, join a 4-H community, see what … Continue reading My Wonderful World Member Spotlight: 4-H