Lake Geneva Destination for FIVE Educational Travel Experience

4-H members from Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce Counties traveled to Lake Geneva June 13-15 and saw a magic show in the third row!

4-H members from Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce Counties participated in the FIVE (Finding Interesting Varieties in Everyone) educational travel experience to Lake Geneva, WI between June 13-15, 2018. During their travel, youth visited the Geneva Lake History Museum and learned about the first inhabitants of the area, the Potowatomi American Indians. Youth also toured the lake on the infamous mail jumping boat, one of only two mail boats left in the country. Young people enjoyed an up close and personal magic show and swam in the lake across from the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservatory. Kishwauketoe is the native name of Lake Geneva from the Potowatomi. Youth also had a meal with Walworth County 4-H members and challenged their skills on a ziplining tour. The FIVE travel is an annual cultural experience for 6-8th graders who have applied through a resume, interviewed and were awarded the opportunity to participate. Marie Ritscher, Pepin County 4-H Youth Development Agent coordinated the travel and Annie Lisowski, Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development Educator served as an adult advisor. The youth that participated from Buffalo County included Sofia Sandberg, Josh Linse, Olivia Taylor and Julia Moats.

The FIVE 4-H travel experience is for 6-8 graders to develop a cultural appreciation for others. Kishwauketoe is the native name of Lake Geneva from the Potowatomi American Indians.

Sofia Sandberg (left), Makena Moline, Olivia Taylor and Julia Moats challenged themselves in communication and teamwork on a ziplining course.

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