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4-H Animal Science Online Program: “Cat Science - Raising Pollo”

Watch Maggie Smith raise her little kitten Pollo

Tune into Orange County 4-H’s upcoming virtual Animal Science series “Cat Science: Raising Pollo” starting November 9th!


Kids will have a blast watching this new 10-minute Raising Pollo cat series beginning November 9th. Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H Animal Science Program will begin a new educational online series called “Cat Science: Raising Pollo” hosted by Maggie Smith, 4-H Animal Science Program Manager.

This will be Orange County 4-H’s third Animal Science online series, following both the “Incubation and Embryology” and “GEESE, TURKEYS and CHICKENS, OH MY!” series which launched earlier this year and are still viewable on CCE Orange County’s YouTube channel

“While the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for Orange County’s 4-H Animal Science Program to navigate, they are excited to be able to continue this online learning initiative through Animal Science videos that teach youth how to properly care for a pet.  “This series was actually a suggestion made by our very own 4-H members, and I truly think it is relatable across a diverse audience” said Smith.

Maggie Smith will be creating videos for youth to watch and learn how to raise a kitten through demonstrations with her own kitten Pollo.

“Cat Science: Raising Pollo” with Maggie Smith will be separated into one approximately 10-minute video recording per week and will be viewable on Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s YouTube Channel, Facebook group, and website. Videos will be launched on Mondays at 11:00 AM beginning Monday, November 9th.

Mark your calendars for the 6-video series schedule of class dates and lessons for the “Cat Science: Raising Pollo” online series with Maggie Smith:

November 9th – Bringing Pollo Home - Kitten Care including Feeding & Socializing
November 16th – Treating Giardia & Daily Care
November 23rd – Kitten Care 101 – Potty Training & Bath Time
November 30th – How to Keep Good Vet Records
December 7th – Neutering & Spaying 
December 14th – The History of Cats & Body Parts of the Cat December 21st – Cat Showmanship

For more information, follow us on our CCE Facebook page, Orange County 4-H Facebook page, the Orange County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension website and their YouTube channel.

Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research.  Committed to Orange County, they design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities.  For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit their website.



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