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Rock Eagle 4-H Center's environmental education staff will open the camp's high ropes course to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 17. Adults and children over 11 years old can climb the camp's 30-foot rock wall while waiting for their turn to zip through the pine tree tops on the camp's zip line. 
Experienced staff will be on site to supply all of the necessary climbing gear and safety equipment. Participants must wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. Participants are guaranteed at least one trip down the zip line. CAES News
Rock Eagle Ropes
Families struggling to beat cabin fever this winter can take to the trees at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Volunteers with UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County donned coveralls and warm weather gear to brave the cold on Jan. 19 to start the cleanup process at Camp Fulton/Truitt 4-H Center in College Park, Georgia. Brush and trash were cleared to create a site for a new educational garden. CAES News
Camp Fulton/Truitt
Nestled just south of the world’s busiest airport, there’s a 38-acre camp where generations of young Fulton County, Georgia, residents can connect with nature. For the last 10 years, Camp Fulton/Truitt 4-H Center hasn’t received much attention, but now a team of volunteers from south Fulton County and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents are working to make it an oasis once again.
Other than being the creator of the Tie-Dye for Troops program, Sophia Rodriguez is a member of Georgia 4-H's performing arts group, Clovers and Company, and participates as a military ambassador and a Health Rocks! ambassador. She lives in Liberty County, Georgia, and competes in 4-H land judging, forestry judging and poultry judging. CAES News
Tie-Dye For Troops
Sophia Rodriguez’s 4-H project hit close to home for the Liberty County, Georgia, senior.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a group of select Georgia 4-H'ers on Friday, Oct. 6, in recognition of National 4-H Week, held Oct. 2-6. Perdue is shown being greeted by Pulaski County 4-H member Cooper Hardy. The secretary and the students toured the 4-H exhibits at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia, the former Georgia governor's hometown. He also heard presentations from three Georgia 4-H'ers: Amelia Day of Houston County, Angel Austin of Ben Hill County and Evie Woodward of Coffee County. CAES News
Perdue Visit
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a group of select Georgia 4-H’ers on Friday, Oct. 6, in recognition of National 4-H Week, held Oct. 2-6. Perdue and the students toured the 4-H exhibits at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia, the former Georgia governor’s hometown. He also heard presentations from three Georgia 4-H’ers: Amelia Day of Houston County, Angel Austin of Ben Hill County and Evie Woodward of Coffee County.
National 2017 4-H Youth in Action Citizenship winner Amelia Day is a recent high school graduate from Fort Valley, Georgia. As a Georgia 4-H member, she created Operation: Veteran Smiles, a project that provides care packages to veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. CAES News
4-H Week
Six million students across America participate in 4-H and, of those, more than 170,000 call Georgia home. To raise awareness of the state’s largest youth development organization, the week of Oct. 1-7 has been declared National 4-H Week.
David Weber and Jillian Norrie, environmental educators at Burton 4-H Center, carry a sea turtle back to the ocean as a host of local Tybee Island residents and tourists look on. The turtle, named Zoe by the center's staff, quickly swam out of sight. CAES News
Turtle Release
Zoe, a loggerhead sea turtle that lived at the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, Georgia, for the past five years, was released on the island Saturday, Sept. 30. A large crowd of local residents and tourists gathered with cameras ready as Zoe was lowered into the water just south of the pier on Tybee Beach, where the sea turtle hatched.
Lavendar Harris, 16-year-old Georgia 4-H'er and a volunteer at Bear Hollow Zoo in Athens-Clarke County, compiled a coloring book to serve as a fundraiser for the zoo. Harris is a home-schooled student and Newton County, Georgia, 4-H Club member. The coloring book is the keystone of her Georgia 4-H Leadership in Action project. CAES News
Working for Wildlife
What has 16 paws, eight hooves and three beaks? The answer can be found at Athens, Georgia’s Bear Hollow Zoo, and it’s not a fantastic beast. It’s a coloring book featuring some of the zoo’s most notable residents.
Seminole County, Georgia, 4-H member Kellee Alday won first place in this year's Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest with a 128-pound 'Carolina Cross' watermelon. CAES News
Young Farmers
Seminole County, Georgia, 4-H member Kellee Alday won first place in this year’s Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest. The 128-pound ‘Carolina Cross’ watermelon she grew landed Alday the win, which was far from her first, but it will be her last.
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Bullying Essay
Olivia Forrest experienced rejection and bullying, but no one would believe her until one principal stood up and made a difference in her life.