Shelby Brawner, Extension Assistant/Grant Manager
HEALTH ROCKS! IN CROCKETT COUNTY
Tonya Bain, Crockett County Extension Agent
One of the most successful events in our program is the 4-H Health Rocks Bash conducted at the local middle school. Multiple stations are set up in the gym, and the students (6th-8th grade) rotate to each station.
This year, I added some new stations, including “Make Your Own Spit.” Although it sounds gross, it was a great visual for showing youth what is found in chewing tobacco and the dangers it can cause. I also use drunk goggles and the Wii (Mario Kart) to demonstrate how senses are altered under the influence of alcohol.
This year, I also created several “puzzles” for the students to solve. After reading clues, students had to find the answers in either a word search, a jig-saw puzzle or a crossword puzzle. Both students and teachers commented on how much fun the day was!