The Trumbull County 4-H program has a new youth club focused on teaching kids about natural resources and their environment, and they are looking for new youth to join the club.

The 4-H natural resources projects help youth explore the outdoors and discover trees, plants, insects, and animals that live in streams, woods, and fields.  Kids are also engaged in hands-on activities that help them learn why conserving nature is so important.  Members in the new 4-H club will also have the opportunity to collect and identify insects, search for wildlife by looking for animal tracks, identify trees and preserve leaves, learn about Ohio birds, and a wide variety of other activities.  In addition, members will also have the opportunity to capture their fun and learning through photography projects.

The Ohio 4-H program is a volunteer lead program for youth 5 to 18 years of age.  The new Trumbull 4-H Natural Resources 4-H Club is led and supported by three adult volunteers in the Southington area.  The group is open to youth between the ages of 5 and 18 years old (5 yr olds must also be in Kindergarten by 1/1/13).

The 4-H club will have an open house Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Southington (3145 Warren Burton Rd.)  Everyone interested in learning more about this new 4-H club are invited to attend – light snacks will be provided.  Kids will be engaged in at least one hands-on activity, families will learn about the opportunities available through the club, and how parents can be involved.  Some items that would be handy to bring are paper, pencil, and your calendar.

Families who are interested in the new club but not available to attend the November 27th open house are still welcome to participate in the club.  Simply contact the OSU Extension Office in Trumbull County at 330-638-6783 or email the 4-H Extension Educator, Michelle Adkins at for more information.