4-H Innovation Zone

The “Innovation Zone” is a place for the Ozaukee County 4-H community to shares ideas and resources enabling us to stay connected during the COVID-19 situation.  We are sharing different insights and perspectives on how we are working to hold club and project meetings.  Our goal is to connect ideas with the 4-H community members bringing innovations to life.



Virtual Tour of NEW Meat Science Building at UW-Madison: December 3, 2020

Join us for a Virtual Zoom tour of the BRAND NEW UW Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building, Dec. 3rd at 7 p.m.
Register by going to: https://go.wisc.edu/6z663y

Wisconsin 4-H Horse Leaders Conference: December 5, 2020

Workshops will be offered throughout the virtual conference by invited instructors and speakers including 4-H youth and adult volunteers.  These topics are a mix of horse, youth and leadership related topics.   Participants will also benefit from talking with leaders from across the state to gain new ideas and insights into the 4-H Horse Program.

Workshops will include:
Hippology, Horse Judging, UW-River Falls Equine Program Virtual Tour, Equine Nutrition, Horse Quiz Bowl Intro, Drill Team, Horse Project Policy, STEAM Horse Portrait Art, Tales of a working student, Horseless Horse Project, Art of the Horseman, 4-H Movement Rollout, and more!

More Information: http://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/…/wi-4-h-horse-leaders…/

Dig into 4-H fun Hands-on Learning to do at Home

Follow this link to find activities https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/home-activities/

Resources for Taking Your Club Online

Hold a virtual officer meeting (or complete the paperwork to have an in-person officer meeting contact jayna.hintz@wisc.edu for the form). Ask each officer to choose one or two of these to research and  facilitate at a virtual meeting this fall.

Video Meeting Options:

Great Websites and Aps for Virtual Club Meetings

4-H Skill Builders

A Few More Fun Ideas

Community Service Ideas

  • Independent Community Service Projects
  • Letter Writing (to nursing homes, doctor, grocery store…)
  • Cloth Face Coverings: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/cloth-face-coverings/
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility Pen Pal Program
  • Musical Performances (Backyard Social Distancing Concerts or Virtually)
  • Neighborhood Beautification
  • Box of Sunshine (The sun has physically been “shining” a lot this summer and yet many people are struggling. To show someone you are thinking of them and to brighten their day, why not consider making and giving out a Box of Sunshine?! All you need to get started is a shoe box or other small box!!  Wrap and decorate it in yellow and then search for “bright” items to add to the box.
    • Carmex
    • Lemon Drops
    • Zone Bars
    • Yellow Gummy Bears
    • Crunch N Munch
    • Lemon Scented Hand Soap or Hand Sanitizer
    • Cascade Ice Drink
    • Lemon Cake Mix
    • Melt Em’s

    You might also want to check out a dollar store and find some other great fun yellow/bright things that will help spread some sunshine and light. Then…think of someone you know who needs cheering up and drop off your Box of Sunshine!

  • Community Art and sewing Projects

Local Menus for Takeout and Delivery in Ozaukee County https://www.facebook.com/groups/137540617679795/?ref=share

Local food pantries need support:

Family Sharing of Ozaukee County 

Port Washington Food Pantry

Saukville Community Food Pantry

Email your ideas to  jayna.hintz@wisc.edu to post to the Innovation Zone page!


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