• By April W Bowman
  • Posted Friday, October 23, 2020

4-H: MOVE-ember


The goal of the North Carolina 4-H "Move-mber" Fall Moving Challenge is to get our youth outside and moving. With so much screen time these days with virtual learning, our goal is to encourage and inspire our youth to get outside and exercise. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that children and adolescents be active for at least 60 minutes every day! These guidelines can contribute to overall health, reduce stress, and decrease the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. Walking is a great way to get the physical activity needed, explore the great outdoors, and spend time with family or friends! Click here to learn how to be physically active while social distancing.

To Participate

Walk/Hike/Bike for at least 60 minutes per week, for at least four weeks, in November. We encourage you to be active for more than this amount if you can! After completing each walk/hike/ride, enter your results here. Each week will have a theme related to the 4 H's. Walks/Hikes/Rides must be completed November 1 through November 30. If you want to explore local municipal parks, county parks, or state parks, be sure to check for hours of operation and trail conditions.

To Register

To register, complete this online registration through Eventbrite here.

Private Facebook Group

To help encourage, inspire, and motivate you, we have created a private Facebook group to share your experiences, photos, and stories. To join email awbowman@ncsu.edu a copy of your eventbrite registration and she will send you the link and the answers to the questions that you must answer correctly in order to join.

Where to Walk/Hike/Bike

For some suggestions of places to walk/hike/bike, check out these websites:

To Record Your Outdoor Adventures Online

To enter your outdoor adventures online, enter information weekly. You will select the week you are entering information for as well as the minutes you were physically active for the week. If you want to, you can share how you were active outside! All weeks must be entered by December 1st at 5:00 pm.: link here

Weekly Themes

Each week has a themed activity to keep you motivated! Use your Head, Heart, Hands, & Health to follow along with these activities. Click here to access the activities handout.

Finisher Awards

For those who log at least one outdoor adventure per week and complete the challenge, a 4-H branded buff (neck gaiter) will be awarded to every registered finisher for the first 250 4-H'ers to complete the challenge. We encourage 4-H adults to get outside and participate as well, but finisher prizes are for youth participants.

  • Link to the document with the 4-H Fall Moving Challenge information: here
  • Link to the Google Form to record your weekly movement: here
  • Link to the document with the Weekly Themes: here

For more information, email, April Bowman, Extension Agent, Livestock, Forages, and 4-H Youth Development at awbowman@ncsu.edu or call 336-703-2855 or Dr. Monique Pearce-Brady, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development at dmpearc3@ncsu.edu or call 336-703-2856.

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