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  • New York State 4-H
  • Animal Science
  • Youth and Families

Animal Crackers 2022 “All Creatures Great and Small” to take place in-person on the Cornell Campus on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  This year’s program will highlight the following species: equine, bovine, goat, and dog. The annual Animal Crackers program provides New York youth with fun, hands-on, science-oriented learning experiences on Animal Science topics. This workshop is for 4-H members interested in learning more about their favorite livestock, companion or pet animal species; emphasis on different species groupings and activities varies annually. Participants will learn about different aspects of animal care, interact and exchange information with faculty, staff, students, professional producers, industry experts, and more, utilizing the unique facilities of Cornell University.

The program is geared to 4-H members involved in animal science projects, ages 8-12 .Participants must register with the local 4-H Youth Development program through their local county Cornell Cooperative Extension Office. County 4-H educators can register youth via the Animal Crackers 2022 Registration Portal.  Counties will be billed directly for all registration fees. 

As we return to in-person events, the health and safety of attendees, sponsors, speakers, and staff is the highest priority. As of January 24, proof of negative test results or vaccination is required by Cornell to be shown at check-in. Masking will be required by all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Cornell recommends a single use surgical or K/N95 mask instead of a cloth mask.

Cost will be $20 per youth.

Please see the event website below for full information.

Date & Time

May 7, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


4 youth learning about animal feed

More information about this event.

Contact Information

Barb Jones

  • bjj6 [at]


Animal Science

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