The annual Animal Crackers program provides New York youth with fun, hands-on, science-oriented learning experiences on Animal Science topics. This workshop is for 4-H members interested in learning more about their favorite livestock, companion or pet animal species; emphasis on different species groupings and activities varies annually. Participants will learn about different aspects of animal care, interact and exchange information with faculty, staff, students, professional producers, industry experts, and more, utilizing the unique facilities of Cornell University. Hands-on workshops are planned for each species group.
When/Where: This Saturday workshop is held every May on the Cornell campus (Morrison Hall – 507 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853).
Who: The program is geared to 4-H members involved in animal science projects. Youth are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents or chaperones. Suggested age range is 9-12, however, all youth 9 and up are welcome.
Why: This is a unique opportunity for youth to experience hands-on activities in a university setting, explore career options in animal science, and expand their knowledge through scientific inquiry.
Registration: Participants must register with their local 4-H office, deadline is April 24.
Cost: $15 per youth participant. No fee for chaperones. Please note: transportation to and from the event is at the participant’s own expense.
Participants must bring their own lunch and drinks. The closest place to purchase food is a 5-minute drive from campus.
For more information visit their website: http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/4H/crackers/.
The cost of $15 per youth to cover basic handout and occasional presenter expenses. There is no registration fee for chaperones.
Judd Falls Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
Last updated May 1, 2020