Delmae student takes leadership learning role this summer with school 4-H project
Local 4-H Clubs encourage investigative learning throughout the summer months. Delmae Elementary School’s Trista Altman has been very active in beekeeping this past school year as a second grade member of the school’s 4-H Club. Under the direction of Science Lab teacher and certified beekeeper Debbie Chapman, Tristen has continued to learn about bees this summer.
“Since the spring,” said Chapman, “Tristen has recycled an old beehive; caught and transported his own swarm of bees; assisted in bee extractions around town; inspected his bees for diseases; wrote an elementary level book about bees; taught about bees at a local daycare center; and harvested his own honey!”
Chapman said Tristen is also finishing up his intensive 4-H Pollinator Project Book.
For more information about the 4-H Program at Delmae, call Debbie Chapman at 843-664-8448.
About 4-H programming:
4‑H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4‑H experience. Regardless of the project area, all 4‑H programs include mentoring and career readiness as core elements.
4‑H programs are available in every county and parish in the US. Your local 4‑H office is your best resource to find out which programs are available in your area and how you can enroll your child.