“Arctic & Antarctic” has been the theme for this year for the Cloverbud program, which is for children ages 5, 6, or 7 who would like to start to explore the county’s 4-H program.
All of the activities and learning have reflected this theme and have included a mixture of crafts, learning games, activities, experiments and demonstrations from other areas of 4-H.
Throughout the year, each Cloverbud has created an individual recording of what they learned about the polar regions in a 4-H Record Book, which is theirs to take home.
The program concluded for the year last Friday with an arctic party and a graduation/continuation ceremony. Graduation is determined by age and allows the children to enter the 4-H program by participating in a 4-H project and club next year.
Three-year Cloverbud members graduating from the program are Kylie Keuning, Kaden McKee, Ben Starks and Connor Starks. Additional graduates are Nicole Bartz, Chloe Bridges, Elsa Caudle, Kori Lucero, Isabelle O’Neill, Britain Peterson, Sierra Smith, and Lexie Valdez.
Two-year members continuing in the Cloverbud program next year are Lynelle Bartz, Max Bradley, Macey Jacobsen, Cristobal Reyes, Trista Tully, and Emma Ziminsky. First year Cloverbuds include Collin Bridges, Samual Caudle, Andre Jones, Blake Laner, Colt Lewis, Delainy Martin, Reece Peterson and Kayson Shahan.
The group has met two Fridays per month since November at the 4-H Building at the fairgrounds. The leaders of the club are Stacey Lewis and Lisa Scott.
For more information about the Archuleta County 4-H Program, contact Kim Vernon, 4-H Coordinator, at the 4-H Extension Office at the fairgrounds or at 264-5931.