If you ever wanted to participate in a game show with buzzers and also enjoy learning then this might be for you!
Nearly 100 4-H members and volunteers representing nine counties (Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon,
Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, and Warren) will attend the State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium scheduled for Saturday, February 28 in Clayton (Gloucester County), New Jersey.
“The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium is an annual event, now in its second year, that offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in topics related to poultry, reptiles, small animals, cavy and rabbits. In addition, the event provides a venue to compete at an advanced level and meet other 4-H members from around the state.” says Jeannette Rea Keywood, New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program – Small Animal Project Advisory Council liaison.
The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium will provide an opportunity for 4-H members, leaders and parents to participate in a variety of educational and competitive events. Activities and events to be held at the symposium will include: 4-H Rabbit Hopping Contest; 4-H Animalology Contest; 4-H Small Animal Project Art Show; and the New Jersey 4-H Avian Bowl Winter Event. The NJ 4-H Avian Bowl Winter Event was co-sponsored by Click Flic – Odor Eliminator. Workshops to be offered during the event include: Poultry Showmanship; Animal Health Check 101; Rabbit and Cavy Showmanship; Writing for Show Judges; Show Management; Reptile Care & Management and Preparing for a Rabbit and Small Animal Show.
The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium is hosted by the State 4-H Small Animal Project Advisory Council. The 4-H Avian Bowl Winter Event is sponsored by Chick Flic.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station – Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13(one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law.
2015 Avian Bowl Winner “Shore Poultry”
Delaware State University hosted the 2015 4-H Avian Bowl. What is the 4-H Avian Bowl you ask? It is a knowledge bowl for 4-H members played with buzzers. The contest is designed to be both fun and educational. Questions come in many formats from multiple choice to fill-in-the-blank and spelling to allow students to exercise many types of learning skills. The team atmosphere teaches young people how to work in a group setting to achieve goals which is a skill sought after in many industries, including the poultry industry.
4-H members who participate in Avian Bowl for several years and learn information from many sections, get a great head start in the field of poultry science, making them prime candidates for poultry science college programs.
CHICK Flic was honored to be asked to be a part of this great student event and pleased to have the opportunity to be a sponsor.
The results are in…
and here they are according to the March 9, 2015 News Release from Jeannette Rea-Keywood of Rutgers New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station – Cooperative Extension.
NEW JERSEY 4-H AVIAN BOWL WINTER EVENT
Nineteen 4-H members were part of six teams representing four counties (Hunterdon, Middlesex, Ocean, and Salem) who competed in the New Jersey 4-H Avian Bowl Winter Event held on February 28 in Gloucester County. This event was co-sponsored by Click Flic and held in conjunction with the State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium.
The 4-H Avian Bowl is a double elimination contest for teams patterned after other knowledge bowls. Teams consist of 2-4 members per team for both the Junior and Senior Divisions. Avian Bowl is an educational project, in which 4-H contestants must have a comprehensive knowledge of subject matter for several species of poultry, food safety, physiology, nutrition, eggs and other related subjects.
The New Jersey 4-H Avian Bowl Winter Event was the first of three practice events prior to the state qualifier event tentatively set for September 25, 2015. Based on final scores, one senior division team consisting of youth age 14 or older as of January 1, 2015 will be selected to attend the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference scheduled for November 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky to complete in the 4-H Avian Bowl.
Senior Teams (grades 8-13) that participated in the New Jersey 4-H Avian Bowl Winter Event were: Cool Chicks of Salem County coached by Mindy Thomason; Shore Poultry of Ocean County coached by Heidi Newman; Fur ’n Feathers Seniors of Hunterdon County coached by Sheryl Brown; and Wings & Things from Middlesex County. Team members included:
Cool Chicks – Gina Cavallaro, Maria Cavallaro, Laura Cavallaro and Shyanna Thomason
Fur ‘n Feathers Seniors – Meredith Jamicky, Grace Majorossy and Morgan Krupa
Shore Poultry – Kacey England, Rachael Erbe, Becky Fine and Zachary Newman
Wing & Things – John Marte, Mackenzie Matikonis and Athena Pisack
Junior Teams (grades 4-7) that participated in New Jersey 4-H Avian Bowl Winter Event were: Fur ‘n Feathers Junior 1 of Hunterdon County coached by Sandy Dabb and Fur n’ Feathers Junior 2 from Hunterdon County coached by Jackie Majorossy. Team members included:
Fur ‘n Feather Junior 1 – Jack Dabb, Lindsey Davis and Andrew Lederach
Fur n’ Feathers Junior 2 – Zack Majorossy, Jessica Veith and Emma Weniger
“The 4-H Avian Bowl is an educational event, in its inaugural year in New Jersey, that offers 4-H’ers an excellent opportunity to work as a team to advance their knowledge in poultry related topics.” says Jeannette Rea Keywood, New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program – Small Animal Project Advisory Council liaison.
The Ocean County Shore Poultry team captured 1st place in the Senior Division and Salem County Cool Chicks team took 2nd place. In the Junior Division, the Hunterdon County Fur ‘n Feathers Junior 2 team won 1st place and Hunterdon County Fur ‘n Feathers Junior 1 team captured 2nd place.
For more information about next years Avian Bowl or if you are interested in Poultry Science please contact Dr. Brigid McCrea at Delaware State University, firstname.lastname@example.org