Cornell Cooperative Extension hosting “spring break” classes for kids
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 6:00 pm

CANTON -- The Cornell Cooperative Extension will host several “spring break” classes for kids age six and older.

Students choosing both afternoon and morning sessions may bring a bag lunch. Staff supervision will be provided.

The classes are:

Register with the extension at 379-9192 by March 28.

• Getting Started with Dairy Judging, Monday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to noon with Kim Morrill, extension dairy specialist. Morrill will share a variety of judging tips, as well as things to look for when purchasing a cow. The fee will be $5.

• Of Fish & Frogs, Monday, April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. with Amy Sands, 4-H extension educator and St. Lawrence University interns. Students will learn about aquatic creatures’ unique adaptations to their environments through fun activities like fish printing and frog jeopardy. If weather cooperates, students may be able to go fishing. Bring light colored t-shirt for fish printing. The fee will be $5.

• Rabbit Showmanship and Nutrition, Tuesday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to noon with Corey Hayes, SUNY Morrisville professor and extension volunteer. Participants will learn how to select a quality rabbit for show and how to prepare for a show. Hayes will also discuss rabbit nutrition. Bring ingredient labels from your rabbit food. Bring your rabbit, in an animal carrier, for the hands-on portion of the class. Bring a small carpet to place your rabbit on. The fee will be $5.

• Archery, Tuesday, April 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. with Patrick Ames, executive director and certified 4-H shooting sports instructor. The program will include the history of archery, types and parts of the bow and basic shooting form. Participants must be nine years of age or older. The fee will be $5.

• The Art of Photography, Wednesday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to noon with Karen Soule, 4-H extension educator. Bring a camera if you own one. Dress for exploring the outdoors. The fee will be $5.

• Mop Ponies and More!, Wednesday, April 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. with Mary Beth Green, 4-H extension educator and Kari Schermerhorn, 4-H volunteer. Build your very own pony from just a few fancy craft supplies and a long handled rag mop. Participants will learn to identify horse breeds, followed by a game to test their new knowledge. The fee will be $5.

• Rocketry, Thursday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon with Ryan Siver and Amanda Klosner, 4-H after school educators. Build, paint and personalize a “Alpha Rocket” with laser cut balsa fins and parachute. Rockets will be launched Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. Rockets may be displayed at the St. Lawrence County Fair this summer. The fee will be $15.

• It’s a Giant Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Thursday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon with Kristin Colarusso, nutrition team leader and master gardener volunteers. Visit the Extension Learning Farm’s high tunnel greenhouse, discuss and identify plants and play plant jeopardy. Participants will receive a variety of pumpkin and vegetable seeds to start at home. The pumpkin seeds come from a local grower and have the capacity to produce pumpkins well over 1,000 pounds. The fee will be $5.

• Wilderness Cooking, Friday, April 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. with Ashley Tranello, SUNY Potsdam wilderness education intern. Hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts must be well informed about how to address nutrition while paying attention to backcountry regulations and leave no trace practices. Dress for the outdoors. The fee will be $5.

• Got Your Goat?, Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon with Darlene Nason, 4-H extension volunteer. Learn to raise, enjoy and potentially show goats. Instruction will include basic housing, nutrition and care. The fee will be $5.