4-H Day

Community Engagement
Thursday, Jul 18 2024 @ 9am - 4pm

Georgia 4-H provides experiences for young people to learn by doing. 4-H’ers complete hands-on projects in our focus areas of Agriculture and STEM, Healthy Living, and Civic Engagement. They receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Youth can experience 4-H in every county of the state through in-school and after-school programs, community clubs, project work, and 4-H camps.

Meet Fulton County Extension Agents who will be displaying livestock, and AHC staff demonstrating beekeeping, historic farming practices, and more. Come by and see what the nation’s largest youth development program is doing at Atlanta History Center.   

This event is open to the public and ticket is included in the cost of admission.

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocation
Timed ActivitiesBeekeeping DemonstrationsMeet two of the Goizueta Gardens beekeepers for a 20-minute show & tell about the fascinating lives of honey bees and how we support them.10:45am, 11:15am, 11:45amSmith Farm
Forest Ecology TourJoin Senior Horticulturist Travis Fisher for a walking tour of Swan Woods, a remnant of Piedmont forest. Learn about native trees, Piedmont forests, landscape history, and the ecology of Southeastern forests.2:00–2:45pmSwan Woods
Lunch Picnic Lunch for 4-H'ers (in the shade!)12:30–1:30pmPicnic Woodland
Ongoing ActivitiesPollinator Census Workshop - Citizen Science!Learn how to do a pollinator census – recognizing different pollinators and the plants they visit. Come to this workshop and you’ll be prepared to participate in UGA’s Great Southeast Pollinator Census on Aug 23-24.9am–12:30pmEntrance Gardens Plaza
Historic Farm FunExplore a Civil War era farmstead and try your hand at historic crafts such as wool carding, soap making and candle-dipping. Tour the kitchen garden and enslaved people’s garden and ask the staff all your questions about growing vegetables and raising heritage-breed sheep, goats, poultry and bees.9am–12:30pmSmith Farm
Explore the Museum, Goizueta Gardens and Historic HousesThere are 33-acres with 9 signature gardens to explore within Goizueta Gardens, 3 Historic Houses to find - Smith Farm, Swan House and the Wood Cabin, plus the Museum and Kenan Research Center with 11 unique exhibits about the people, cultures and history that have shaped Atlanta.9am–4pm
UGA Extension & 4-H Information Table  Meet Extension Agents and ask your gardening quesitons! 4-H Staff are also on hand to help you get involved, plus informational handouts from UGA Extension about gardening and healthy living9am–4pmMuseum Atrium
Cyclorama: The Big PictureThe 10,000 pound, 49’ tall painting The Battle of Atlanta is fully restored, featuring a multi-media experience with 12-minute video every hour on the hour10:30am–2pmCyclorama
Monument: The Untold Story of Stone MountainView this 30-minute AHC Original exploring the controversial history of the Stone Mountain carving through a documentary film and online resources, every hour on the half hour. 10:30am–2:30pmKennedy Theater (Atlanta History Museum Building)
Wheely Good Fun on the Blender BikeBlending fitness and nutrition, hop on and make a smoothie! (breaking for lunch at 1:30) 10:30am–4pmAmphitheater Overlook
Visit the Mobile DairyThe 30 ft. Mobile Dairy Classroom features a fully operational milking parlor containing a live cow used for milking and feeding demonstrations, operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk.11am–2:45pmMcElreath Hall Roundabout
Vote for 4-H!Running for office or supporting a cause? Get inspired by historic buttons from the collections brought out for a special viewing and make your own. 1:30–4pmExhibition Hallway

For more information about joining Fulton County 4-H, and club meetings at Atlanta History Center, please contact Courtney Mixon at courtney.mixon@uga.edu.  

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