Billie Jean Elmer

Billie Jean Elmer

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Surry, VA  ·  Senior Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development Surry, VA
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Junior Club members practice public speaking skills all year.  Part of this program includes participating in the District Public Speaking/Presentations Contest to compete against other youth across the district.

Junior Club members practice public speaking skills all year. Part of this program includes participating in the District Public Speaking/Presentations Contest to compete against other youth across the district.

Seniors from Surry County High School participate in the 4-H General Assembly Field Trip touring the VA supreme Court, the Capitol, meet their legislators and view the House and Senate sessions.  This program is a mixture of classroom and field trip endeavors to teach Citizenship and Civic Engagement.

Seniors from Surry County High School participate in the 4-H General Assembly Field Trip touring the VA supreme Court, the Capitol, meet their legislators and view the House and Senate sessions. This program is a mixture of classroom and field trip endeavors to teach Citizenship and Civic Engagement.

L.P. Jackson Middle School Utilizes the field trips to Bacon's Castle Gardens and to the Randolph Farm at VSU to compliment the gardening skills they develop at the on-site garden and high tunnel.  Youth learn about planting, cultivation and harvesting of the crops.http://www.4-hmall.org/Category/4-hcurriculum-gardening.aspx?

L.P. Jackson Middle School Utilizes the field trips to Bacon's Castle Gardens and to the Randolph Farm at VSU to compliment the gardening skills they develop at the on-site garden and high tunnel. Youth learn about planting, cultivation and harvesting of the crops.http://www.4-hmall.org/Category/4-hcurriculum-gardening.aspx?

Youth in this summer day camp in the community utilize National 4-H The Power of Wind curriculum to teach numerous aspects of science and technology STEM.  This group meets throughout the summer utilizing several skills to compliment reading and math support. http://projects.4hcurriculum.org/curriculum/wind/

Youth in this summer day camp in the community utilize National 4-H The Power of Wind curriculum to teach numerous aspects of science and technology STEM. This group meets throughout the summer utilizing several skills to compliment reading and math support. http://projects.4hcurriculum.org/curriculum/wind/

Mindy volunteers to teach the basics of sewing using a sewing machine and hand skills.  She works with the youth in this 4-H project to understand the difference between making an item yourself and purchasing a comparable item. 4-H curriculum can be found at  http://www.4-h.org/resource-library/curriculum/4-h-sewing/

Mindy volunteers to teach the basics of sewing using a sewing machine and hand skills. She works with the youth in this 4-H project to understand the difference between making an item yourself and purchasing a comparable item. 4-H curriculum can be found at http://www.4-h.org/resource-library/curriculum/4-h-sewing/

Surry Elementary School Embryology Project.  Teacher volunteers stress STEM, writing, journaling and oral communication skills along with the traditional life cycle science lessons.

Teacher volunteers stress STEM, writing, journaling and oral communication skills along with the traditional life cycle science lessons.

Second graders from Surry Elementary and Isle of Wight schools attend the Peanut Soil and Water Conservation District Farm Day.  At this stations, they learn the layers of soil through a tasty edible snack: 1-Bedrock (broken vanilla waffers), 2- Subsoil (chocolate pudding), 3-Topsoil (crunched Oreo cookies), 4-Decomposers (gummy worms), 5-Organic Matter (sprinkles). All nicely put in a small cup and the youth enjoy eating their layers of soil!

Second graders from Surry Elementary and Isle of Wight schools attend the Peanut Soil and Water Conservation District Farm Day. At this stations, they learn the layers of soil through a tasty edible snack: 1-Bedrock (broken vanilla waffers), 2- Subsoil (chocolate pudding), 3-Topsoil (crunched Oreo cookies), 4-Decomposers (gummy worms), 5-Organic Matter (sprinkles). All nicely put in a small cup and the youth enjoy eating their layers of soil!

Service projects are an important part of 4-H membership.  Here Hannah is helping sand down and refresh the bunk beds that campers will sleep in this summer.

Service projects are an important part of 4-H membership. Here Hannah is helping sand down and refresh the bunk beds that campers will sleep in this summer.

Surry 4-H Teens attend an overnight counselor training during spring break.  Here they determine the summer camping theme with Junior camping cluster members. This overnight event allows teens to learn leadership skills, meet fellow teen leaders and utilize and practice games they will lead this summer.

Surry 4-H Teens attend an overnight counselor training during spring break. Here they determine the summer camping theme with Junior camping cluster members. This overnight event allows teens to learn leadership skills, meet fellow teen leaders and utilize and practice games they will lead this summer.

J P Perry is teaching basic survival skills to the Jumping Junior Club.  Youth should remember to take a whistle, aluminum foil and a trash bag as they enter the woods.  They should also leave an aluminum foil footprint of the shoes they are wearing with someone at the campsite. These are very basic skills and tools to help find lost youth/adults in the woods.

J P Perry is teaching basic survival skills to the Jumping Junior Club. Youth should remember to take a whistle, aluminum foil and a trash bag as they enter the woods. They should also leave an aluminum foil footprint of the shoes they are wearing with someone at the campsite. These are very basic skills and tools to help find lost youth/adults in the woods.