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Extension is expanding its online education and resources while in-person events and classes are canceled.

4-H clover The Great African Safari

Monday, June 15, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020

Take a virtual trip to Africa and explore its unique creatures, crafts and creations from your home. This is for people in grades kindergarten through fifth.

What will I do?

Participate live with new friends and experts (optional)

  • Zoom video call on Thursdays at 1:30 pm, June 15 -July 17

Each week we will have new experiences for you. You'll connect with other 4-H'ers and learn together.

  • Instructional video
  • Hands-on activity
  • Resources for further study
  • Video Q&A on Flipgrid
  • Zoom video call
  • Meet people who have been to Africa

What do you need to participate?

  • Weekly supplies found at home
  • Computer/laptop/smartphone with internet connection and a video recorder
  • Internet connection
  • Books to research and learn more about the topics we explore (optional)


The Great African Safari begins on June 15 and ends July 17. You can join our live call on Thursdays or move at your own pace if your schedule conflicts with the lessons.

Lesson 1

Introduction. We will meet all of our new friends and learn how to use some of the tools that we will use throughout the program.

Lesson 2

Travel to Africa. We will learn about countries in Africa, create a grassland and discover the cheetah.

Lesson 3

African writing. Learn about hieroglyphics, cave art and the amazing giraffe.

Lesson 4

Arts and crafts. Learn about the powerful elephant, how to grow peanuts and design your own masks and jewelry.

Lesson 5

Entertainment. Learn about the hippopotamus, create your own rain sticks and drums and design your own board game.

Event information

Monday, June 15, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jeremy Freeman, Extension educator, Chisago County
jeremyf@umn.edu or 763-310-1987




This class will take place on a Zoom meeting platform. If you are new to virtual meetings, please read this University resource about Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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