4-H Sustainable Fisheries Club

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Thank you for your interest; registration for this club is now closed.

Who:  Youth in grades 3-5

What: The 4-H Sustainable Fisheries Club will meet weekly February – April (between school breaks), for a total of eight one hour meetings. During the meetings, youth will explore various activities related to sustainable fishing and Maine-based research. This includes discovering what kinds of species are fished for in Maine, where they can be found, and what kind of evidence they leave behind! Not only will youth gain knowledge about fishing in Maine, but youth will be able to step into the shoes of a fishermen and scientist. All the activities and materials will be mailed to each youth, so they can participate virtually via Zoom. 

By enrolling in this 4-H Club you are consenting to your youth’s participation in an education research study. This letter to parent(s)/guardian(s) explains the study. 

Where:  University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the meetings via Zoom.

When: Mondays 3-4 pm, February 22nd – April 12th. Registration is now closed.

Why:  To have fun engaging with science and learning about Maine fisheries! Your participation will also benefit the education research study that aims to learn more about how youth experience relevance in science and learning about sustainable fisheries.

How:  Registration is now closed.

  • Read the letter to parent(s)/guardians(s) (PDF).
  • Read and sign the consent form.
  • Complete club enrollment form. 
  • We will reach out to you after you have signed the consent form and before the program begins to schedule a short meeting with you and your child to review the study and answer any questions you have. Space is limited to 12 participants.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sarah Sparks at 207.581.8206 or sarah.sparks@maine.edu.