The 4-H Veterinary Science Project provides youth a fun and hands on learning experience that helps them learn more about the Veterinary Science profession, and opportunities for careers in animal health. Subjects such as general health care, physiology, anatomy and careers are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops such as Science Workshops for Youth, and through hands on experiences with local veterinarians. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision making and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Veterinary Science Project.
- Completed manual due to your 4-H Club leader by July 8.
- Project Check-In: Tuesday, July 16 (4:00-8:00 PM CST) or Wednesday, July 17 (7:30-10:00 AM CST)
- Project Judging: Wednesday, July 17 beginning at 12:00 noon CST
4-H veterinary science exhibits should be educational in nature covering one (1) or more of the topics presented in the members’ manual and/or found in the 4-H Veterinary Science Leaders Guide. An educational exhibit is one that should be able to teach other people about your topic. Chose a topic you think is interesting and apply your imagination.
- ALLcompleted manuals/activity books must be turned in to the 4‑H Club leader by July 8, and must be securely attached in the green “Indiana 4‑H Club Member's Record Book.”
- If any part of your exhibit is on a poster, it must follow the poster rules stated in the front of this Insight book. It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as a part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
- Make sure your veterinarian's name and address are on a card securely attached to the back of your poster
LEVEL A: Grades 3-5
Exhibit a poster related to Chapter 1, 2, or 3.
LEVEL B: Grades 6-8
Exhibit a poster, display, or quiz board related to chapter
1, 2, or 3. Display or Quiz Board should be no larger than
LEVEL C: Grades 9-12
Exhibit ONE of the following:
- Develop and assemble a teaching aid. Display Teaching Aid &
2 page typed report
- Develop a project in conjunction with a veterinarian. Display the
project with a report of the results, recommendations, findings,
- Write a one page outline of a workshop or demonstration you