In a striking demonstration of innovation in science and technology, Mac Dykeman, a 4-H Canada Science Fair finalist from Langley, BC, took home two awards at the renowned 2023 Canada-Wide Science Fair. The fair took place at the Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Dykeman's project, titled 'An Innovative Approach to Ammonia in Poultry Operations', proposed the use of Prussian Blue or Prussian Blue + Biochar as bedding additives in poultry operations for ammonia adsorption. Her exceptional work in this project earned her the Bronze Senior Excellence Award and the Senior Technology in Agriculture Award, complete with a $1000 cash prize.
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4-H Alberta Ambassadors & Premier’s Award Recipient Announced!
During the 2022 Fall Senior Symposium Banquet on October 22, the incoming Ambassadors were announced along with the return of the Premier’s Award and its next recipient.
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Discover, Celebrate, and Travel: 4-H Alberta’s Spring Senior Symposium 2023 Ignites Passion for Health, Wellness, and Adventure
The 2023 4-H Alberta Spring Senior Symposium brought together 106 enthusiastic Senior 4-H members for an inspiring weekend packed with leadership development, health and wellness initiatives, and travel adventure opportunities.
4-H Alberta Celebrates 18 Members Honoured with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal
In a truly remarkable display of community spirit and dedication, 4-H Alberta is delighted to share the news of seventeen individuals from our community who have been awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta). These medals were created by the Province of Alberta to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. We are thrilled to shine a light on the exceptional commitment and passion demonstrated by outstanding 4-H leaders. These individuals have made a significant impact on their clubs, districts, and regions through their dedication, hard work, and belief in the power of the 4-H program.
We Believe in Strong Families
Parent interest and cooperation is a major factor in determining the child’s attitude towards club activities. The parents/ families of these 4-H members play a large role in the success of the club.
Alberta 4-H Centre
The Alberta 4-H Centre sits on the land of Battle Lake. The lakes name is a translation from Cree and refers to frequent conflicts between the Blackfoot and Cree in the region near the Battle River.
4-H is such a worthwhile program. By offering 4-H within the school day, it becomes accessible to so many more youth, especially those at risk whose parents or guardians may not be able to pay the fees or get them to extracurricular 4-H clubs. The school 4-H program also allows students who struggle academically the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment. Through the variety of project options available, the 4-H program ensures all students are engaged and learning.
School Board Trustee
I was too young to be in our school 4-H club when it first started but I got to see my sister in it. I could not wait to be able to try the projects and be in Achievement Day when I was old enough. Now I am involved and it is great, we actually get options at our school now. I hope we always have the school 4-H program.
When the 4-H program was proposed as a possible option in our school, I was very excited that my children would have the opportunity to partake in such a leadership program. I was already familiar with 4-H having been a former member and Ambassador in Manitoba and I did not have any hesitations whatsoever.
We know that schools can offer a lot of options to students but the 4-H program offers practical skills, a leadership building role, and communication training all of which enhance the school experience and help prepare students for life after school. I would highly recommend this program to any schools and families.