Upcoming Conference Presentations

Past Conference Presentations

NAE4-HA Conference, Omaha, NE
October 24-28, 2011
4-H Science in Urban Communities Promising Practices – Partnering with Afterschool and Summer Program Providers (2.3MB PDF)
Chad Ripberger, Rutgers; Beth Rasa Edwards, University of Missouri; Jim Nichnadowicz, Rutgers

NAE4-HA Conference, Omaha, NE
October 24-28, 2011
4-H Science in Urban Communities Promising Practices – Training Collaborating Staff and Volunteers to Deliver High Quality Science Programming (2.6MB PDF)
Chad Ripberger, Rutgers; Marianne Bird, University of California; Janet Martin, Iowa State University

NAE4-HA Conference, Omaha, NE
October 24-28, 2011
4-H Science in Urban Communities Promising Practices – Staffing with AmeriCorps (2.12MB PDF)
Chad Ripberger, Rutgers; Nate Arnett, The Ohio State University; Ashley Mullens, Louisiana State University

Urban Extension Conference, Des Moines, IA
May 5, 2011, 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Promising Practices for 4-H Science in Urban Communities – One Million New Scientists. One Million New Ideas. ™
Chad Ripberger, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Urban Extension Conference, Des Moines, IA
May 4, 2011, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Promising Practices for 4-H Science in Urban Communities – 2 of 2 (paid, volunteer, and teen staffing; member recognition) (4.3MB PDF)
Chad Ripberger, Rutgers; Danielle Rudolph, Alabama A&M; Steve Wagoner, University of Illinois

Urban Extension Conference, Des Moines, IA
May 4, 2011, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Promising Practices for 4-H Science in Urban Communities – 1 of 2 (partnerships and resource development) (4.3MB PDF)
Chad Ripberger, Rutgers; Jackie Davis-Manigaulte, Cornell; Janet Martin, Iowa State University

DoD/USDA Family Resilience Conference, Chicago, IL
April 27, 2011, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Promising Practices for 4-H Science in Urban Communities – Partnerships, Resource Development, Staffing, and Recognition (5.2MB PDF)
Chad Ripberger, Rutgers; Jackie Davis-Manigaulte, Cornell; Richard Enfield, University of California; Sheryl Nolen, Texas A&M

Webinars

Date Webinar

Thursday
Sept. 22, 2011
2-3pm ET

Promising Practices for 4-H Science in Urban Communities
Join us for an introduction to an exciting new resource – 4-H Science in Urban Communities Promising Practices Guide – created by field professionals, for field professionals. The 200 page, content rich guide, available as an electronic publication at http://urban4hscience.rutgers.edu, contains promising practices, case studies, and suggested resources in each of 15 chapters. The chapters are organized into three main sections: 4-H Science Core Principles and Program Design; Partnerships, Resource Development, Program Growth and Sustainability; and Staffing, Recognition, and Marketing. This webinar will introduce you to the resources and tools available through this guide and highlight the promising practices identified for developing and sustaining a strong 4-H Science program in an urban community.

Registration link: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/e4al5ir6wup/event/
Webinar Link: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/r85w76db33b/

Thursday
Oct. 13, 2011
2-3pm ET

4-H Science Promising Practices – Partnering with Afterschool Providers

4-H professionals will share strategies and tools for partnering with school and community based afterschool providers to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive 4-H Science programs. Learn how you can build and sustain ongoing and impactful 4-H Science afterschool programs and how you can grow financial, staff, and in-kind resources from OST partnerships.

Registration link: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/e6qumirdtsi/event/
Webinar URL: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/r6x8bljyz12/

Thursday
Nov. 17, 2011
2-3pm ET

4-H Science Promising Practices – Partnering with AmeriCorps Programs
4-H professionals will share strategies and tools for working with AmeriCorps members to build capacity for 4-H Science programming. They will share their extensive experience with AmeriCorps and present promising practices for partnering with AmeriCorps programs - highlighting how their 4-H Science programs have benefitted from the efforts of AmeriCorps members.

Registration link: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/e99y6oz4fcy/event/
Webinar URL: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/r3il1e8nm39/

Thursday
Dec. 15, 2011
2-3pm ET

4-H Science Promising Practices – Partnering with Campus-Based Scientists
Campus-based scientists have a wealth of expertise and resources in a wide array of science, engineering, and technology fields. 4-H professionals will share strategies and tools for involving campus-based scientists from our own LGU system and from other colleges and universities. They will discuss how they have been able to recruit, train, support, and recognize campus-based scientists for their involvement in a variety of 4-H Science programs such as Science Saturdays, summer programs, camps, and pre-college programs.

Registration link: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/e9n2c9a7ixb/event/
Webinar URL: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/r69u3mbaa7j/

Thursday
Jan. 19, 2012
2-3pm ET

4-H Science Promising Practices – Teenagers as Cross-Age Teachers and Junior Staff
Teenagers are often underutilized in the planning and implementation of youth development programs. Learn from 4-H professionals who have been able to successfully involve teenagers as teachers and junior staff in their 4-H Science programs. They will share strategies and tools for recruiting, training, supporting, and recognizing teenagers. Learn how teenage teachers and staff can expand your 4-H Science capacity while benefitting the teens and those they reach.

Registration link: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/e74oaw7b3a6/event/
Webinar URL: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/r3nwgarrwji/

Thursday
Feb. 16, 2012
2-3pm ET

4-H Science Promising Practices – Partnering with Science Centers and Museums
Local science centers and museums can be great partner organizations for 4-H Science programs. In some areas they host clubs, provide content-rich volunteers, lend space for programs and events, assist with materials kits for projects, and partner for OST Science professional development efforts. 4-H professionals with long-established partnerships with science centers will share their experiences and offer strategies and tools to develop partnerships with science centers and museums - including botanical gardens, working farms, nature centers, etc.

Registration link: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/e4kv7xu3h4m/event/
Webinar URL: http://nationalfourhcouncil.adobeconnect.com/r3bhtiqe7o3/