Youth learning how to use the sewing machine
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The youth had an opportunity to make their own pumpkin pie!
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kids cooking
After School kids playing with the goat kids.
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Spring Break Specials 2017

Join in the fun at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, Canton, during the upcoming Spring Break!Extension Educators and volunteers will provide hands-on workshops for youth in a variety of exciting topic areas.Registration is required by calling Cornell Cooperation Extension at 379-9192 by Friday April 14th.Some classes are only appropriate for certain ages while others are for 5 and up.Participation fees may vary based on cost of materials.Those taking morning and afternoon sessions are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat during the noon break.Staff supervision will be provided.

Needle Felting Class:Tuesday, April 18th, 10:00am – 12:00pm with Maureen Ring, Afterschool Educator and PAWS Club Leader.Needle felting is a process that transforms loose wool into fabulous felt creations.Participants will learn some basic techniques and tips while creating their own soft fuzzy animal.This class is intended for ages 10 years and up.Class limit is 10.Fee is $10.00 per person.

Cooking With Juan and Emily:Tuesday, April 18th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm with Juan Perez, Extension Nutrition Educator and Emily Tremblay, SUNY Potsdam Intern.Participants will learn how to prepare a tasty main dish and dessert through hands-on preparation of stuffed tomatoes and banana oat cookies, in the Extension’s newly built kitchen.The food preparation will be recorded, illustrating how the food was prepared, and posted on the Cornell Cooperative of St. Lawrence County’s Facebook page.While the food is cooking the cooks will play games to enhance their appetites.Limit 12 participants.Fee is $10.00 per person.

Bio-Fueled Stoves and Outdoor Cooking:Wednesday, April 19th, 10:00am – 12:00pm with Amy Sands and Nicki Hamilton-Honey, 4-H Educators.Have you ever seen, built or cooked on a Bio Fueled stove?Do you know what a Bio-Fueled stove?This is the class that will teach you.Each participant in this class will build their own Bio-Fueled stove to take home.This class also includes hands-on cooking on the Bio-Fueled stoves in the woods.Please wear appropriate clothing for hiking in the woods.This class is for anyone 8 years and up.Class limit is 12.Cost is $10.00 per person.

Fantastic and Delicious Dishes: Wednesday, April 19th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm with Misty Cisneros, Nutrition Educator. Want to learn some basic cooking and meal planning? Come to the Extension Learning Farm to discover ways to make some exciting and great tasting side dishes and main dishes for anytime meals. Hands-on instruction will be provided in preparing these dishes. Participants will also have the chance to sample the fun and tasty dishes and play games while the food cooks.Class limit is 12.Fee is $10.00.

Goats, Goats, Goats! Thursday, April 20th.

Morning Session 10:00am – 12:00pm: Feeding & Raising Young Goats.Darlene Nason, Cooperative Extension volunteer, will work with participants to educate about feeding and raising baby kid goats.

Afternoon Session 1:00pm – 3:00pm:Introduction to the 4-H Goat Program.Darlene and Casey Caswell, Youth & Family Lead will lead this hands-on session for youth and families to introduce the 4-H goat program and prepare for showing goats at the Fair.

Cost: Free to 4-H’ers and $3.00 for anyone not enrolled in 4-H.Class limit is 20.

Woodworking and Birding:Friday, April 21st, from 9:00am – 12:00pm, Andrew Carpino and Amy Sands, 4-H Educators.As the sounds of spring can be heard outside our feathered friends will be looking for places to build their nest. By putting up bird house people can help birds find shelter while observing their activity. Each participant in this class will build a bird house to take home along with learning other ways to attract birds. Participants will also practice bird identification.Class limit is 12.Fee for this class is $15.00 per person.Participants are asked to bring a hammer.


Amy Sands
4-H Community Educator
315-379-9192 x243

Last updated April 6, 2017