Deadline due for 4-H global experience
Do you have an interest in learning about Citizenship and the global hunger issue? There is an opportunity for Dearborn County 4-H members (grades 7-12) to get involved and learn more by attending the Global Gateway Experience at the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, April 11 to April 15.
The Global Gateway Experience includes a Global Village in which youth will see recreated urban slums, bamboo huts, shanties, refugee camps, and more.
The Heifer Ranch creates an experience in which nothing - shelter, food, water or cooking fuel - can be taken for granted. Participants will understand global hunger through a number of exercises and prepare a meal with limited resources while staying in the Global Village.
4-H members will stay in the Heifer Hilton for the first and third nights (bunk bed style housing in a barn with the animals below) and in one of the Global Village houses on the second night.
The registration fee for the experience will be $185, plus the cost of meals on the trip to/from Arkansas. Transportation by charter bus will be provided and is sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America and Indiana 4-H Youth Development. Youth must submit an application as this trip is limited. Dearborn County can take a team of 4 youth and 1 adult on this trip. Applications are available from the Dearborn County Extension Office and are due by Dec. 1.