4-H Clover Chase scavenger hunt begins March 1

The 4-H Clover Chase scavenger hunt, part of the Nebraska 150 celebration, runs from March 1 through Aug. 15. (Courtesy photo/4-H)

February 21, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska 4-H youth and volunteers in all 93 counties are invited to participate in the 4-H Clover Chase scavenger hunt, part of the Nebraska 150 celebration.

The event, which runs from March 1 through Aug. 15, was developed by Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. 

"This interactive scavenger hunt will encourage a connection to Nebraska's history and heritage while fostering a spirit of community involvement and enrichment," said Megan Burda, extension educator in York County. "The most exciting part is that we will get to see Nebraska through the eyes of 4-H youth."

Participants will begin by downloading a free app that contains a list of more than 25 challenges, such as taking a photo of a local celebrity, leading industry or the tallest building in a county. Participants can submit photos to be displayed during the 2017 Nebraska State Fair using #NE4HChase on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Participants have 150 days to complete the chase. Those who do will receive a commemorative water bottle and be entered into a drawing for a drone with video capability. The county extension office with the highest percentage of participation will win a free National Youth Science Day kit.

For more information on the 4-H Clover Chase, contact Burda at 402-362-5508 or megan.burda@unl.edu, or visit http://4h.unl.edu/clover-chase. For more information on Nebraska 4-H, visit http://www.4h.unl.edu.

Megan Burda
Nebraska Extension