4-H Discovery Day in Davisburg


Don’t miss this popular event at

Springfield Oaks Activity Center
12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg
The time is 10a.m. – 3:30p.m. on Saturday, May 7th

There is no parking fee, no admission fee, just lots of fun and plenty of hands-on activities for your family.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase a small lunch, or space to sit and have your lunch from home.

The purpose of this day is to show how 4-H members are involved in educational projects all year long, and how the county fair supports and connects the work of young people through participation in the Oakland County Fair. The public does get a real feel of what 4-H clubs are all about.

This year there is a special emphasis on science. Science everywhere: Plant science, lots of master gardeners will be on hand teaching various ways of gardening. The Detroit Science Center will have their mobile planetarium on site. This was very popular last year. You will be able to enter the planetarium and look at the night sky, learning about different constellations right inside the building.

There is a petting farm with lots of animals. The Oakland County Poultry club will be on hand with broilers (baby chicks) to sell, for exhibiting at the Oakland County Fair. They will also demonstrate Science through learning the anatomy of an egg. The livestock club has a focus on animal science and will have several exhibits: sheep, goats, swine and cattle.

Three dog clubs will be available to exhibit their activities from making First aid kits for the family dog to learn how to do dog tricks and dog agility. The new Troy 4-H club (Crossfire) is promoting their club with bunnies to pet, a rabbit craft to take home, and more information about their club. The Davisburg Busy Bees will be doing crafts, making silly putty, and distributing Pine tree seedlings.

In addition there will be a chance to do gymnastics, a bounce house, learn to cast a fishing line and reel in some very colorful fish (yes, inside the building). How about a bake sale, and make a Mother’s day card, the next day is Mother’s Day.

For those interested in exhibiting at fair, there will be blank tri-fold posters for sale. Fair books will also be available. Each family with an exhibitor is required to volunteer at fair, and you will have the opportunity to sign up early for your special hours, at your specific location.

Last but not least, the horse clubs and lots of horses will be on hand at the kick off show for this summer. There will be a special craft activity (making stick horses) down at the horse barn.

So make it a family or club event and have some fun with other 4-H’ers. And bring along a friend or two that are not in 4-H. Share the fun and learning!

The flyer with activities can be found at http://www.oakgov. com/msu/assets/ docs/brochures/ 2011_4h_discover y_day.pdf

For more information contact:

Susan L. Stapleton
MSU Extension-Oakland
4-H Program Coordinator
Phone 248-858-0894
Email: staple25@msu. edu