4-H Summer of Discovery Week 4: Emergency Preparedness

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    4-H Summer of Discovery Week 4: Emergency Preparedness

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    Discover Emergency Preparedness! Are you ready? Whether it is a Zombie attack, natural disaster or a family emergency; being ready is critical to family safety.  This week we focus on being prepared.  Our Discover 4-H curriculums provide the basis for creating a family plan, making sure you are ready “just in case” while camping, and being ready at home for just about anything – including a pandemic! In addition, 4-H Online Fair Exhibition ideas are identified with each weekly theme. Try something new and see if you find a SPARK!

     

    Discover 4-H Curriculums 

     

    Discover Emergency Preparedness

      • Learn about different natural disasters
      • Learn how to cook and stay warm without electricity
      • Make a canned heater
      • Make homemade fire starters
      • Learn about fire safety
      • Learn what to do in the event of a flood
      • Make survival bracelets
      • Learn what to do in the event of an earthquake
      • Learn what to do in the event of a tornado or hurricane. 
      • Make a tornado in a bottle
      • Make a homemade barometer
      • Learn about basic first aid 
      • Make fake blood
      • Make your own mini first aid kit
      • Learn how to shelter in place
      • Make a shelter in place kit
      • Learn about sanitation during a natural disaster
      • Make homemade hand sanitizer
      • Create an emergency plan with your family
      • Make a 72 hour kit
      • Make homemade survival bars

     

    Discover Food Preservation

      • Learn about the different types of food preservation
      • Learn kitchen safety
      • Learn about freezing 
      • Make freezer jam
      • Learn about dehydration 
      • Make fruit leather
      • Learn about water bath canning 
      • Make canned Chili Salsa
      • Can cherries
      • Learn about pressure canning
      • Can Chicken
      • Can beans

     

    Discover Horse First Aid

      • Learn how to check horse’s vital signs
      • Learn bandaging basics
      • Learn about horse “emergencies”
      • Make a horse first aid kit

    Sod Incident Command

      • Do an earthquake drill
      • Make a 72 hour kit
      • Learn how to evacuate 
      • Identify hazards inside and outside your home 
      • Learn how survive in the cold outdoors
      • Build a fire
      • Learn the signs of hypothermia and frostbite and how to treat it
      • Learn how to break a trail through the snow while preserving energy
      • Learn about surviving a “Sharknado”
      • Learn about surviving a “Vampire Attack”
      • Learn about volcanoes and how to stay out of harm's way
      • Learn about epidemics and quarantine 
      • Learn about solar storms and build a faraday cage
      • Learn how to prepare for zombies and test your physical and mental abilities
      • Learn morse code

     

    Discover Food Dehydration

      • Learn kitchen safety
      • Learn the history of dehydration
      • Learn about the dehydrator
      • Learn about preparing and drying fruit
      • Dry fruit
      • Make fruit leather
      • Learn about preparing and drying vegetables
      • Learn how to test for dryness
      • Dry vegetables
      • Learn about drying herbs
      • Dry herbs
      • Learn about preparing and drying meats
      • Make jerky from ground meat
      • Learn how to store dehydrated food
     

    Other Resources and Activities

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    Experience

    • Follow Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue on Facebook to receive tips about saying safe on outdoor adventures 
    • Using your 72 hour kit, camp out in the backyard to practice  how you would do with your supplies overnight.
    • Spend a night without using electricity in your home. Do you have what you need?
    • Visit Cove Fort in Beaver, Utah and learn more about the telegraph and life without electricity. 
    • Take a virtual tour of the telegraph room at Pipe Springs National Monument. 
    • Get to know HAM radio operators near you by checking out the Utah Valley Amature Radio Club.

     

    4-H Fair Projects and Contests

    Looking for a Fair project? Try something new by checking out the following Divisions and Classes where you can submit an Emergency Preparedness Fair project.

    Click HERE for more 4-H Indoor Exhibit Information.

     

    Division B - Communications and Expressive Arts: 

    • CLASS BCAJ – JEWELRY
    • CLASS BCD –PHOTOGRAPHY

    Division D - Environmental Education and Earth Sciences:

    • CLASS D – ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND EARTH SCIENCES

    Division E - Healthy Lifestyle Education

    • CLASS E – HEALTHY LIFESTYLES EDUCATION
    • CLASS ECC - FOOD PRESERVATION

    Division F - Personal Development and Leadership: 

    • CLASS F – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP
    • CLASS FA – 4-H PROMOTION
    • CLASS FB - LEADERSHIP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
    • CLASS FD – CLOVERBUDS (Grades K-2)

    Division G: Plants and Animals: 

    • CLASS GCC - GARDENS - FRUIT/VEGETABLE

    Division H - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math:

    • CLASS HA – SCIENCE
    • CLASS HB - TECHNOLOGY
    • CLASS HF – MAKER

     

    4-H Contests (Some contests may be finished for the 4-H Year):

    • 4-H Demonstrations
    • Prepared Public Speaking
    • Impromptu Public Speaking
    • 4-H Portfolios and Resumes

     

    Sod Healthy Living Challenge Banner Check out the 4 for 4-H Healthy Living Challenge. Get activie for 4 miles a day, 4 days a week, for 4 weeks and enter for the chance to win a FitBit! Registration closes July 4th! 

     

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    Looking for even more ways to have fun this summer? Check out the activity kits we have available! Pickup days are Monday and Friday at the 4-H Office. Reserve yours today!