If you or someone you know are between the ages of 8 and 13, come join us for a really fun day at the Manatee County Extension office, Gulf Coast Research Center in Balm, a nursery and much more…. The day is planned, lunches re arranged, bags with lots of goodies for the participants are ready so register today!
Green & Growing Youth Field Day
Friday, March 27, 2015 (8:00 a.m.—5:00pm)
Come join the fun! Be a farmer for a day!
Get the scoop on Green and Growing by attending a day-long field day on March 27th to learn about horticulture production and research. The day starts and ends at the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Services office at 1303 17th St. W. Palmetto. The majority of the day will be spent at University of Florida’s Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) in Balm. We will also be visiting a Manatee County nursery where we will learn what it's like to be a farmer.
Topics to be presented:
- Laboratory and greenhouse tour at GCREC
- Tractor safety course
- Hands on activities
- Talk with researchers
- Visit a Manatee County plant nursery
... and more
Open to youth 8-13 years of age as of September 1, 2014 and costs $15.00. The fee includes group transportation and lunch. This will be an outdoor event so please wear closed toe shoes and brings sunscreen. Please register no later than March 23rd. Green and Growing has a limited program capacity. For more information, please contact Martha at the Manatee County Extension Office at 941.722.4524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is open to all youth (ages 8-13) without regard to race, color, sex, handicap or national origin. Anyone with a disability needing assistance should call 941.722.4524 prior to the field day.
IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE NOT A REGISTERED 4-H MEMBER, YOU MUST REGISER AS A SHORT TERM MEMBER BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT. REGISTRATION IS FREE AND CAN BE FOUND HERE:
https://florida.4honline.com 4-H club members – join the Group: Green & Growing
Non-4-H – enroll as a short-term member by creating a profile,
-then join the Group: Green & Growing
If you need help, please contact the 4-H Office at 941.722.4524