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Celebrating Earth Day

President Johnson speaking to 4-H members

4-H youth from Scioto, Jackson, and Adams County joined the Earth Day celebration at Ohio State in April. They demonstrated 4-H “Earth is Our Home” activities for guests, including OSU president Kristina Johnson and Jackie Wilkins, director of OSU Extension.

Dr. Jackie Wilkins speaking with 4-H members at the OSU Earth Day celebration4-H’ers Addyson and Brady Dailey from Jackson County, Emily Scaff from Scioto County, and Atley, Brody and Kase Watters from Adams County shared a recycling sorting card game, bean dissection, compost jar, and pollinator bee bots with guests from OSU and industry.

 The “Earth is Our Home” lessons were created by 4-H educators Erin Dailey, Rachael Fraley, Kristy Watters, Travis West, Jo Williams, and Tracy Winters. OSU Extension Publishing packaged the lessons for 4-H clubs and schools to use not only on Earth Day, but whenever youth want to explore recycling, composting, seed germination, greenhouse production, and pollinators. The lessons are available at