4-H Marine Ambassadors Camp wins university outreach award

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With outreach as its core mission, a College of Public Health and Human SciencesExtension and Public Health Practice program is being recognized for its efforts to engage local youth.

The Ocean Watch 4-H Marine Ambassadors Camp has received the 2014 Outreach & Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence – Strategic Impact Award.

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4-H Marine Ambassadors Camp participant Kayla Mackie aboard “Ocean Watch.”

The PHHS 4-H Youth Development team who organizes the camp will be recognized for their outstanding contributions that significantly advance the mission of outreach and engagement at the upcoming Outreach & Engagement Awards for Excellence luncheon – followed by the Outreach and Engagement Colloquium “Engaging the Future Generation of Learners” April 16. They will be presented with a plaque and a team award of $1,000.

The 4-H Marine Ambassadors Camp educates youth about the health of the ocean and how changes in the waters impact various ecosystems, human life and Oregon’s climate.

4-H youth take away a better understanding and awareness of marine science to share through outreach programs.

Ocean Watch 4-H Marine Ambassadors Camp team: Lead Marine Ambassadors Camp Coordinator, PHHS Professor and 4-H Science Specialist Virginia Bourdeau, PHHS Professor and 4-H Youth Development Specialist Mary Arnold, (former) Deschutes County 4-H Program Assistant Scot Brees, PHHS Curry County 4-H Agent Michelle Carrillo, PHHS Assistant Professor and Columbia County 4-H Agent Woody Davis, PHHS Professor and Linn County 4-H Agent Robin Galloway, PHHS 4-H Administrative Program Assistant Andy Hoffmann, PHHS 4-H Outreach Specialist Maggie Livesay, 4-H Program Assistant Holly Morris, PHHS Associate Professor and Clackamas County 4-H Agent Janet Nagele, PHHS Lincoln County 4-H Program Assistant Parker Ogburn, PHHS Assistant Professor and Washington County 4-H Agent Pat Willis, PHHS Lincoln County 4-H Agent Todd Williver and Lincoln County Office Specialist Michele Osterhoudt.