This year's 4-H summer camps provided opportunities for youth to explore careers in animal conservation and afforded them with unique opportunities to get up close and personal with exotic wildlife. Participants visited the Jacksonville Zoo, Catty Shack, and White Oak Plantation (just to name a few!) and learned about conservation efforts, endangered species, native habitats, and animal research. Kelsey Irvine, 4-H Youth Development Agent for the County Extension Office, has written a blog about their experiences and we wanted to share that information with you. These outstanding children were not only tasked with homework and a project, they were also required to do a speech at the end of the camp on something they learned! The presentations were incredible and parents were excited that their children were able to have fun while learning about possible careers.
If you are interested in learning more about 4-H opportunities available here in Nassau County, please contact Kelsey Irvine at (904) 530-6353 or visit the County Extension's website.
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