Available to youth who are interested in showing their dog and learning more about dogs. Youth and their dogs need no experience to attend this event. Youth can compete in the quiz bowl or learn canine freestyle (dancing with your dog.) Youth can attend workshops and practice competing in obedience, showmanship, agility and rally obedience. There will be workshops and clinics related to dogs, dog care, and dog training throughout the day.
Each summer, over 500 4-H'ers convene at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus to test their skills in animal science and family and consumer sciences during PASE (Premier Animal Science Events) and Life Challenge. Teens compete in a variety of different contests including: livestock, meats and poultry judging, livestock skillathon, livestock quiz bowl, life challenges and clover challenge. While on campus, young people have the opportunity to take part in faculty-led workshops, campus tours, and special sessions by UNL recruiters.
In order to participate in the PASE/Life Challenge event, 4-H'ers must have pre-qualified at the county level. For more information on these county events, contact your local University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office. For more information about PASE contact Kris Spath. For more information about Life Challenge contactel Michelle Krehbiel.