State 4-H Field Day
Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:00am - 6:00pm
University of California, Davis (Wellman, Hart, and Olson Halls)
The State 4-H Field Day takes place annually on the last Saturday of May at the UC Davis campus from 8:00am until 6:00pm. The event is open to all 4-H members, volunteers, staff, and parents. Between 1,000 and 1,400 people attend the event. The event has a "picnic" feel as people bring chairs and socialize for the day on the Wellman Hall east lawn. The State 4-H Office provides coordination and facility support. Each contest and activity is coordinated by a group of 4-H staff, volunteers, and youth. During the event, 4-H members may participate in a variety of contests. Some contests require pre-qualification and/or pre-registration. Some are open to all during the event.
Coordinator: Sarah Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENTS HELD AT STATE 4-H FIELD DAY
What to showcase your project or interest?
Exhibits are a great opportunity to share knowledge, interact with youth and adults, and engage people in new activities. 4-H clubs, projects, countywide groups, and others are invited to setup an exhibit, which could include hands-on activities, community service crafts, informative booths, etc.
4-H Engineering and Technology Showcase (a special 2014 theme)
The focus of this showcase is on engineering and technology in 4-H, which could include robotics, woodworking, rocketry, gis/gps, engines, computers, automotive, farm machinery, and more. 4-H members part of an engineering/technology display are eligible for a "4-H engineering" pin! Contact Steven Worker at email@example.com for more information.
Events in Wellman Hall:
- State 4-H Presentation Day (pre-qualification and pre-registration required): Volunteer judges provide written feedback to individual or teams of 4-H members on their presentations. Judging is criterion-based using a rubric. Types of presentations vary between demonstrations, prepared speech, interpretive reading, impromptu, and others.
- Entomology Contest (no pre-registration is necessary): The contest is divided into two parts: insect identification and knowledge. In the insect identification contest, 4-H members will identify 25-30 common local insects as well as exotic insects by using their common name and insect order. In the knowledge contest, 4-H members will be questioned on the human and environmental impact of insects, biology, taxonomy, anatomy, behavior, and insect disease. Contact: Amanda Penicks at PKSBackyardfarms@aol.com
- State 4-H Film Festival (pre-registration required): Provides a venue for teams of 4-H members to showcase their films. View a selection of previous year's films at http://www.youtube.com/user/California4H.
Contact: Clay Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- State Interview Contest (pre-registration encouraged): Before the event, 4-H members select a mock job and develop a cover letter and resume. At the event, 4-H members are interviewed and evaluated by three judges using a rubric. Contact: Kelly Hinde at email@example.com
- Chess TournamentThe tournament is "Blitz" style. Two people play each other twice per round and there are 4 rounds, which is 8 games total. Each game is 15 minutes and 30 minutes per round, which is 2 hrs total. The playoffs are in the afternoon, after lunch. Register here http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=13013
- Judging Contest (no pre-registration necessary): In each class, youth rank four items based on a standard; typically ten classes. Contact: Mary Ann Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thriving in Science and Engineering Poster Contest (No pre-registration required): This is your opportunity to display the poster you have created as an activity from iThrive 3, Chapter 5. Contact: Gemma Miner, email@example.com
Events in Olsen Hall:
- State 4-H Fashion Revue (pre-qualification and pre-registration required): Volunteer judges provide feedback on 4-H members’ clothing and accessory choices using criterion-based rubrics. Categories are Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased, Upcycled and Challenge. Open to the public are multiple service, craft, judging and fashion activities, and a fashion show. Organized by a committee of youth and adult volunteers. Contact Sue Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Events in Hart Hall:
- State 4-H Plant Science Contest (no pre-registration necessary): The contest is organized into three parts: judging, plant identification, and written test. The four highest ranking senior 4-H members are qualified to participate in the national contest. Contact: Terry Berke at email@example.com.
- State 4-H Photography Contest (pre-registration required): 4-H members may submit two photographs in various categories. Contact: John Trammell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Logo Contest (no pre-registration necessary): In the morning, 4-H members may submit their logo design for the following year’s Field Day. In the afternoon, 4-H members vote on their favorite design.
- 4-H MyPlate Challenge (pre-registration required): We invite you to submit a photograph illustrating how you’re creating healthy meals using MyPlate as a guide.The goal of the challenge is to encourage healthy eating habits and raise awareness around USDA’s MyPlate dietary guidelines. Contact: Anne Iaccopucci at email@example.com
Results for the 2014 State 4-H Field Day, May 31, 2014