Registration open for 4-H Demonstration Day

Published 4:34 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Each year, 4-H Demonstration Day provides students with an opportunity to share a skill or knowledge with an audience that is ready to listen and willing to learn!

Carter County 4-H Demonstration Day is a county-wide event in which any and all 4th – 8th grade students are encouraged to plan and present a demonstration or exhibit in your chosen 4-H project. There are twenty-six (26) project areas, so there is really something for every interest. 4-H Project topics include:  Beef, Citizenship/History, Clothing & Textiles, Communication/Public Speaking, Companion Animal (dog, cat, rabbit), Computers & Technology, Consumer Education/Economics, Dairy, Electric, Engineering/Safety Science, Entomology/Beekeeping, Environmental Science/Conservation (Wildlife, Forestry, Fisheries), Food Science, Goat, Horse, Horticulture/Garden, Leadership, Personal Development, Line & Design, Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Performing Arts/Recreation, Photography, Plant Science, Poultry, Sheep, Swine, STEM, and Veterinary Science.

More information about 4-H Projects and ideas for demonstrations and exhibit can be found at:

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Students compete with a demonstration or exhibit based on their grade level. Remember, demonstrations and exhibits are “show and tell.” Students will create a tri-fold display board about a chosen topic and bring the supplies and /or equipment to “show and tell” about the topic. For example, if a student wanted to teach “How to Make a Paper Swan,” the student would create a board and bring the materials to show how to make the craft. Please no live animals, firearms, fireworks, or other hazardous materials. You may call or stop by to discuss your demonstration idea with Extension Agent Emily Barton or Program Assistant Melissa Shelton.

Students in the 4th-5th Grade Division: Traditional “How to” 4-H Demonstration: Create a Tri-fold Display Board (science fair style) about a chosen topic. Please no PowerPoints. Bring your supplies and equipment to show what you will be teaching. Students will present in front of a small group of parents and students.

Students in the 6th-8th Grade Division: 4-H Table Top Interactive Exhibit – Create a Tri-fold Display Board (science fair style) about a chosen topic. You should have a final product and materials for this exhibit, but you will not be teaching the group. Instead, boards will be presented in science fair style display. Visitors and judges will come to your station to talk with you about your exhibit.

This year’s 4-H Demonstration Day will be held Monday, May 8th at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Elizabethton Campus.  Check-In will begin at 5:15 p.m. and contest will begin at 5:30 p.m. Blue Ribbon Winners in each of the 26 project areas will advance to the Upper 8 Sub-Region Contest, which will be held in Carter County on May 23.

Feel free to contact Mrs. Emily or Ms. Melissa for more details and complete Demonstration Day guidelines.

Registration for Carter County Demonstration Day closes May 1, 2017.  Registration can be received by fax, email, mail, or in-person by May 1, 2017. There is no cost for this event, but we do ask that you register by May 1.

For more information, call 423-542-1818 or 423-542-1842 or email