Animal Science

Jr. Animal Science


4-H Junior Animal Science Program

4-H Junior Animal Science Program
For Students in Grades 6 - 8

Thursdays, September 27 - October 11, 6:00 - 7:30 PM;
Saturday, September 29, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM;
& Saturday, October 13, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration Limited to 20, Apply Early!
Follow this link to register online:
Animal Science Registration Portal
Registration Deadline: September 17, 2018

The 4-H Junior Animal Science Program, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, is designed to give middle school youth an opportunity to explore animal science careers and concepts beyond veterinary science.

In this 6-session series, participants will:
• Visit local animal-related organizations
• Engage in hands-on activities
• Interact with professionals
• Gain insight into career opportunities
• Develop knowledge about animal care and behavior

Parents/guardians of youth are responsible for transportation to and from session locations. All sessions will take place rain or shine – please dress for the weather. 

Program Schedule

* Schedule is subject to change*





Aquatic Life - Eels and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Identification

Thursday, September 27


Cornell Cooperative Extension
10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980

Animals and Agriculture

Saturday, September 29 [Session 1]


Rockland Farm Alliance
220 S. Little Tor Rd, New City, NY 10956

Animal Shelter Management

Saturday, September 29 [Session 2]


Hi-Tor Animal Shelter
65 Firemens Memorial Dr, Pomona, NY 10970

Horses in Law Enforcement
Mounted Police Unit

Thursday, October 4


Mounted Police Foundation of Rockland
1183 Haverstraw Road, Wesley Hills, NY 10901

Dog Day Care, Boarding, & Grooming

Thursday, October 11


Camp Bow Wow
101 Route 304, Nanuet, New York 10954

Zoology, Wildlife Rehabilitation, &
Animal Nutrition

Saturday, October 13


Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park

Program Cost

The program fee is $75.00* due with registration. Financial assistance is available for families with demonstrated need.
*Registration fee must be paid in full prior to the first session of the program.



Learn More


Kristin Ruggiero
4-H Resource Educator
845-429-7085 x 103