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In-School Programs

Programs for 2019

Peggy Bettenhausen will train for the On the Move to Better Health, On the Move Junior and On the Move to Stronger Bodies programs and will be visiting schools within McIntosh County during the winter and spring of 2019.  We are excited to have her on board to provide these great programs!

4‑H National Youth Science Week - Incredible Wearables

National Youth Science Week  took place October 2-6, 2017.  The 5th and 6th grades in Ashley and Wishek and the 4-8 grades in Zeeland conducted the experiment “Incredible Wearables" under the direction of county agents, Karen Bettenhausen and Crystal Schaunaman.

This year’s challenge, Incredible Wearables, gave young people the opportunity to use the engineering design process to build a wearable fitness tracker that will help people lead healthier lifestyles. Along the way, young people leaned how circuits, sensors and health data can be blended with fashion to create a viable wearable tech product.  The Incredible Wearables experiment is a fun way for kids to build wearable fitness trackers.

4‑H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment.  It is an interactive learning experience that gets youth excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Every year thousands of youth take part in the National Science Challenge focusing on important STEM topics and issues. 

           

 

On the Move 

On the Move

Karen Bettenhausen, Extension Agent presented On the Move Junior to 2nd Grade students at the Ashley and Wishek Public Schools during January 2018. She met with the students weekly sharing nutrition and fitness information mixed with fun activities  designed to engage the student and reinforce what they are learning. 

On the Move Junior is a five-week school-based curriculum for second-graders. It is based on MyPlate, the current icon for nutrition and includes children’s story books and hands-on activities. The curriculum aims to improve the variety of healthful foods that children consume, especially the amount of fruits and vegetables they consume. It also aims to improve fitness habits. Parents receive newsletters and participate in goal setting and other family-based activities.

On the Move to Strong Bones & Muscles

**New program**  

Information on this program will be posted when available.


On the Move to Better Health

Karen Bettenhausen, Extension Agent presented On the Move to 5th Grade students at the Ashley and Wishek Public Schools in November 2016. She met with the students to share nutrition and fitness information mixed with fun activities  designed to engage the student and reinforce what they are learning. 

On the Move to Better Health is a five-week school-based curriculum for fifth-graders. It is based on MyPlate, the current icon for good nutrition. The curriculum aims to increase fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods in the diets of children and improve fitness habits. Parents receive newsletters and participate in goal setting and other family-based activities.






Here Karen teaches Pre-K students about the importance of handwashing  

 

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