Florida 4-H Day at the Capitol
The 4-H Day at the Capitol Program provides youth with an opportunity to learn more about their state government and experience the political process first hand. 4-H members are highly encouraged to make an appointment with their representative, senator, or a legislative aide to talk about how the Florida 4-H Program has impacted their lives. During the day, participants will hear from public officials, spend time in the Capitol Building, and see their legislators in action.
- Click on 2022 4-H Day at the Capitol to check out photos from this past year's event.
|Who||All 4-H members, volunteers, families, and professionals|
|When||April 19, 2023 | Check-in: 8:00AM EST | Event Begins: 9:30AM EST | Event Ends: 2:30PM EST|
|Where||The Florida Capitol - Tallahassee, FL|
$20 for all participants that includes a polo and lunch;
Additional $10 to reserve a seat on a bus
Open February 1 through March 20 via 4-H Online;
Late registration from March 21-27 with additional $20 fee;
No registrations accepted after March 27
Members, volunteers, and professionals should register as they always do for events;
Adult family members without a 4-H Online profile can register as a participant by following the directions at this link, Florida 4-H Online Enrollment Instructions - Participant.
Busses will be stopping at various locations throughout Florida.
Check with your county 4-H professional for further information
|Virtual Open House||
To learn more about this event before registering, join us for our Virtual Open House on February 27 from 7:00-8:00PM ET.
You can register by clicking on the following link, Zoom Webinar Registration.
Registration is required.
Once registered, you will receive all the information you need to connect.
|Virtual Prep Session||
To help your county delegation prepare for this event, we will be holding a Virtual Prep Session.
Be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks.
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Preparing for Your In-Person Day at the Capitol Experience
Programming information and resources for this year’s Florida 4-H Day at the Capitol can be found online by clicking on the following link, FL 4-H Day at the Capitol - Online Resources.
- Preparing for Being in Tallahassee: Includes information on travel and optional lodging, what you can study to enhance your experience, what to wear, and consideration for food and security.
- Planning Your In-Person Schedule: Includes information on the full schedule of the day, the times that are planned for you, the times that you need to plan activities for, and resources to help in planning those activities.
- Meeting with Your Legislators: Includes information on how to identify your legislators, set up meetings with them, and what you should be prepared to speak about.
- Scavenger Hunt - Explore the Capitol to take pictures and answer questions in this fun-filled scavenger hunt. This is something that you can do as you're going from place to place around the Capitol.
Virtual Day at the Capitol Field Trip
Can’t make it to Tallahassee? No problem!
Click the “Virtual DATC Field Trip” button below to travel to our virtual Florida 4-H Day at the Capitol experience.
Here are specific links to pages within that site that are part of our virtual field trip:
- Meeting with Your Legislators: Includes information on how to identify your legislators, set up meetings with them, and what you should be prepared to speak about. This resource works for both virtual and in-person.
- Exploring Your Local Government: Includes information on participating in 4-H’s Citizenship Project that involves learning about local government, attending a meeting of your county governing body, interviewing local government officials, and visiting a local court during a trial by jury.
- Trivia Challenge: Includes information on where to study up on the three branches of government, founding documents, and how a bill becomes law along with a trivia challenge to test your knowledge in those categories.
- Virtual Tours: Includes information on how to take virtual tours of FAMU, the Museum of Florida History, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, and the 2022 Art in the Capitol showcase.
Contact your local county Extension office to discover how you can integrate these virtual resources into your club, council, or classroom.
Your 4-H Day at the Capitol Youth-Adult Planning Committee
The 4-H Day at the Capitol planning committee is comprised of a youth chair appointed from the State Council officer team, youth members from across the state of Florida, and adult advisors. The committee is part of the Florida 4-H Executive Board that meets throughout the year to plan and support statewide programs. Below are the members of this year’s committee:
NAME COUNTY ROLE Alaura B. Gilchrist Chair/State Council Secretary Madelyn M. Bay Member Miles R. Brevard Member Katie H. DeSoto Member Linley B. Duval Member Roger N. Gadsden Member Josiah B. Hardee Member Giorgio S. Indian River Member Chloe K. Jackson Member Whitney T. Lee Member Hannah G. Lee Member Jaed J. Sarasota Member Vanessa E. Wakulla Member Shawn Jackson Lafayette Advisor/4-H Professional