Nearly 100 4-H members and volunteers representing nine counties (Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, and Warren) attended the State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium on Feb. 28 in Clayton, New Jersey.
“The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium is an annual event, now in its second year, that offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in topics related to poultry, reptiles, small animals, cavy and rabbits,” said Jeannette Rea Keywood, New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program – Small Animal Project Advisory Council liaison. “In addition, the event provides a venue to compete at an advanced level and meet other 4-H members from around the state.”
The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium provided an opportunity for 4-H members, leaders and parents to participate in a variety of educational and competitive events. Activities and events at the symposium included 4-H Rabbit Hopping Contest; 4-H Animalology Contest; 4-H Small Animal Project Art Show; and the New Jersey 4-H Avian Bowl Winter Event.
The NJ 4-H Avian Bowl Winter Event, held in concert with the educational symposium, was co-sponsored by Click Flic. Workshops offered during the event included Poultry Showmanship; Animal Health Check 101; Rabbit and Cavy Showmanship; Writing for Show Judges; Show Management; Reptile Care & Management and Preparing for a Rabbit and Small Animal Show.
The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium is hosted by the State 4-H Small Animal Project Advisory Council.