Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Rockland County 4-H Public Presentation Event will be conducted virtually this year. All Rockland County youth ages 5 to 18 (as of January 1) are eligible to participate! Please review the Rockland County 4-H Virtual Public Presentation Program FAQs for more information about the process.
To participate in the event, simply prepare your presentation as usual, practice (practice, practice), and then record your presentation. You don't need special video equipment - you can videotape your presentation using a smart phone. For suggestions on recording your videos, see the Rutger's 4-H Tips for Recording your 4-H Public Presentation.
Register for the event online through the Rockland County 4-H Public Presentations Registration Portal. Recorded presentations should be uploaded to the Rockland County 4-H Public Presentations Box Folder by March 7th, 2021.
If you run into any technology issues, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kristin Ruggiero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing your presentation!
4-H Public Presentations is a program in which youth learn to create a presentation and develop the skills needed to present it before an audience. They learn about the research process and the steps needed to organize information into an interesting and creative presentation.
Youth learn about the varied purposes of presentations and how to tailor their presentations appropriately to fit their intentions. Beginners are encouraged to select simple topics with which they are extremely comfortable, so that the presentation process is the focus of their learning without the stress of learning about an unfamiliar topic.
As youth progress and grow each year, they are challenged to try one of the more difficult types of presentations, to use more advanced technology in their presentations where appropriate, and to venture into unfamiliar topics or presentation styles.
4-H members are encouraged to prepare and present their 4-H presentation in front of their primary 4-H Club. The presentation is not formally evaluated but rather used as practice to prepare for 4-H County Presentations.
4-H members present in front of trained volunteer evaluators in a classroom style setting. Numerical scores are given by evaluators, and participation awards are given immediately after the event. Presenters who qualify based on age and score may be selected to advance to 4-H District Presentations.
Selected 4-H members from Southeast Counties take part in this event. Presentations are given in a public setting to trained volunteer evaluators. Numerical scores given by evaluators, and participation certificates are awarded immediately after the event.
4-H members who qualify based on age and scores may be selected to advance to the New York State 4-H Public Presentations event, which is typically held at Cornell University
Last updated February 12, 2021