Home Environment Project
Ever wonder what goes into maintaining a home? Learn all about the home environment. From decorating a room and arranging furniture to landscaping.
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Participants judge five classes in the areas of personal care, entertainment & leisure, clothing & textiles, consumerism & personal finance, and nutrition. Participants also have a questions class, in which they recall facts about the items in a class. Intermediate participants (grades 6-8) present one set of reasons and senior participants (grades 9+) present two sets of reasons to a judge. More info.
4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.
Level 1 learning goals:
Learn about home care; learn to sand and finish a simple wood item; make small home decorative items for the home; explore the world of home interior design.
Level 2 learning goals:
Learn ways to share your home with family and friends; learn to use design tools in making and arranging accessories for your home; make a decorative textile item; learn how to refinish wood; evaluate what you have made and learned.
Level 3 learning goals:
Learn use design principles in making and arranging your home and table; plan and create storage centers for your home; restore an old piece of furniture; improve the outside environment of your home.
Level 4 learning goals:
Focus on the application of design fundamentals; create or adapt a design for a home accessory; learn about purchasing furnishings for the home; restore or make a heritage item.
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Project leader resources
Record keeping & evaluation
To get involved with the 4-H Home Environment project, contact your county 4-H office.
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