Youth in Eastern Region of West Virginia can participate in 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs. There are six different virtual programs lasting 4-6 weeks depending on the topic. Programs are free and offered to all youths in 3rd grade and above.
“Choose a topic of interest to you then register online through ZSuite.com,” says Jesica Streets from Tucker County. “All topics will be interactive and taught by WVU Extension 4-H Agents.”
Global Foods – Tuesdays at 6:30 PM Jan. 19 & 26 and Feb. 2, 9, 16, & 23
Explore global foods while making simple dishes to explore the world! Each week you will receive an ingredient list to be ready to cook along with Alex Coffman.
Instructor – Alex Coffman, WVU Extension 4-H Grant County
Agriculture Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jan. 19 & 26 and Feb. 2, 9, 16, & 23
Explore plants, animals, soils, bugs and more during weekly, fun hands-on activities to learn about the exciting world agriculture.
Instructors – Brooke Alt, WVU Extension 4-H Pendleton County, and Jesica Streets, WVU Extension 4-H Tucker County
Healthy Snacks – Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, Jan. 20 & 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 17, & 24
Join with 4-H members from the region to learn about and create healthy snacks.
Instructor/Coordinator – Kelly Hicks, WVU Extension 4-H Hampshire County and Margaret Miltenberger, WVU Extension 4-H Mineral County
4-H Photography – Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, Jan. 20 & 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 17, & 24
Join us for a weekly photography class focused on a skill. They take their shots and upload them to our group Padlet to share and compare techniques! Photo awards will be given!
Instructor – Michael Withrow, WVU Extension 4-H Berkeley County
Beginner CS First Scratch – Mondays at 6:30 PM, Jan. 18 & 25 and Feb. 1 & 8
Computer coding is for everyone! Bring your creations to life using code during four interactive sessions to create animated programs with moving figures, sound, and creative backgrounds using Scratch and Google CS First. This class is for individuals with no or minimal experience in block-based programming.
Instructor – Cindy Smalley, WVU Extension 4-H Morgan County
Intermediate CS First Scratch – Thursdays at 6:30 PM, 1/21,1/28,2/4,2/11
Do you have some experience with Scratch and Google CS First? This class will help take your skills to the next level. Students will create animations, interactive artwork, photo filters and other exciting, artistic projects using code.
Instructors – Amanda Johnson, WVU Extension 4-H Jefferson County, and Cindy Smalley, WVU Extension 4-H Morgan County
This is 4-H! – Mondays, 6:30 PM Jan. 18 & 25 and Feb. 1 & 8
Learn all about 4-H through week interactive hands on activities!
Instructors – Brooke Alt, WVU Extension 4-H Pendleton County, and Elizabeth Metheney, WVU Extension 4-H Hardy County
To register for a SPIN Club go to 4h.zsuite.org and enroll in 4-H with your county. Then select the “event” option to choose the topic.
Participating counties include: Berkeley, Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton and Tucker.
For more information and help with the process contact the WVU TuckerCounty Extension Office at 304-478-2949 or email Jesica.Streets@mail.wvu.edu. 4-H is open to all youths.