Rosenwald Center

FRANKFORT, Ky., -- Kentucky State University Benson Farm features including time-lapse, clouds, and portraits of the Rosenwald Building for 4H Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2018 at the Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm in FRANKFORT.

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Picture of 4H LogoThe Rosenwald 4-H Youth Development Center will coordinate numerous educational programs aimed at underserved youth with special interest, clubs, after school and summer programs. The Center’s initiatives are designed to stimulate interest in STEM, agriculture, health and well-being, and civic education to facilitate the progress of youth to develop life skills important to their immediate and future success.

Several of the programs at Rosenwald target underserved youth, while other programs attempt to reach students by providing educational programs and workshops for teachers. The Rosenwald 4-H Center will be committed to bridging the resources at Kentucky State University Land Grant institution to K-12 students and educators across the state. Providing resources, programs and teaching materials. The 4-H Center empowers scientific literacy and hands-on discovery.

Current Programs include:

  • Rookie Cooking Class
    Grades: 4-6
    Who’s ready to cook? Are you… Come join young Chefs in our Rookie Cooking Class where students will gain and apply knowledge of healthy food options from food groups to create well-balanced meal s and develop basic cooking skills. We want our young Chefs to show positive behavioral changes in fruit and vegetable consumption and learn fun was to stay active daily.

  • Up-Close and Personal with the Australian Red Claw Crayfish
    Grades: K-12
    Cherax quadricarinatus, is a large freshwater crayfish native to the tropical region of northern Australia and the catchments of southeastern Papua New Guinea.  Students in small groups will get a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with these lobster-like crustaceans and learn about their potential for aquaculture, eating habits, rapid growth rates, dress-out meat potential, temperature tolerances, specific external body parts, behavior, difference between males and females, and much more!!  Youth will also gain knowledge about the exciting field of aquaculture through their hands-on interactions with crawdads from the “Land Down Under.”

  • What Goes Down the Drain?
    Grades:  3-5, 6-8
    Maybe you use the drains in your home to get rid of a lot of different kinds of waste?  Drains and wastewater systems are really only designed for certain wastes.  To keep our homes clean and our source waters safe, we need to be careful how we dispose of waste.  Learn what you should and shouldn’t put down the drain through a variety of hands-on activities.  Activities include:  Foods, Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOGs), Non-Flushables, Toxics, Medicines, and WHAT!? (Things People Have Flushed But Shouldn’t Have)

  • Naturally Curious Kid
    Grades: 3 – 8
    Young explorers will get a chance to feed their “naturally curious” minds by exploring and engaging in nature and agricultural activities. They will participate in nature games and hands- on activities and will be presented with various interactive environmental education programs. We will investigate a different theme centered around science experiments, nature walks, environmental education and adventure!

  • Creepy Crawlers
    Grades: 3-5
    Insects are the most abundant animals on earth! Not only are these creepy-crawlies everywhere, they provide many necessary benefits to society. Through a variety of hands-on activities and interactive games: Creepy crawlers will teach youth how amazing and valuable bugs truly are.  Youth will gain experience with science in the field and the lab, and will come away with an understanding of the important relationship between humans and insects.  Activities include life stages, interacting with insects in their natural environment, lab experiments with live bugs, team building & games and bug habitats and houses.

  • EGG-Citing Embryology
    Grades: 3-5
    Poultry is Kentucky’s #1 Agricultural Commodity! Through a variety of hands on activities, youth will learn all about the development of chicks and other oviparous animals. Activities include an egg dissection lab, sorting activities, observing egg incubation and much more! These activities will cover a variety of disciplines including, science, math, and language arts.

  • 4-H Fridays
    Grades: K-5
    Exploring various aspects of 4-H introduces youth to the world of 4-H programs using learn by doing approaches.  Youth engaged in with fun activities, team building, leadership, and hands-on 4-H programs in the areas of STEM, Health and Well-Being, and Civic Education.

To register your class to participate in the Rosenwald 4-H Program, please complete the enrollment form and someone will contact you to set up your educational program.