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Oxford County 4-H June Jamboree

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Oxford County 4-H June Jamboree Livestock Clinic, Working Steer and Horse Clinic is being held June 8th through June 10th at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg Maine. Workshops are designed for youth completing project work in the areas of sheep, swine, working steer and horse. Horseless riders are also welcome. Rabies vaccines will be available. A  Big E Try Out for Working Steer is being held Sunday Morning.

Workshops will include washing, clipping, showmanship, animal handling and learning activities around zoonotic disease.

There is a $20.00 registration fee for everyone attending. Camper space is available and meals will be provided starting with breakfast Saturday morning through lunch on Sunday. Check in begins Friday evening after 5:00P.M. For more information about Oxford County June Jamboree please email maisy.cyr@maine.edu or rebecca.mosley@maine.edu. This event is open to 4-H Families from all counties. Adults and youth must preregister online due to insurance regulations and to help with meal and activity planning.

Check with your county office for the online registration link which will be available soon. Registration deadline is May 25th.

Register Starting June 1st for 2018 Maine 4-H Days

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Maine 4-H Days will take place July 20 – 22, 2018 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you do not have online access, please contact your local county office for paper copies of the forms. Find information and registration materials at: http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/maine-4-h-days/.

Registration opens on June 1st.  If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Sarah Sparks at sarah.sparks@maine.edu or 207.353.5550.

Register now for 2018 4-H@UMaine May 18 – 19!

Friday, March 30th, 2018
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a nurse? Or to Mod your Minecraft? Or to learn a hip-hop dance with the UMaine Dance Team? For answers to these questions and more, 4-H@UMaine invites you (6th-10th graders) to participate in our fun interactive overnight on UMaine campus with career role models and kids from across the state on May 18-19!  For more information about 4-H@UMaine, contact Greg Kranich at gregory.kranich@maine.edu or 207.949.3878. Register online http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/4humaine/ – it’s open until April 16th, and space is limited.

Registration Now Open for 2018 Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
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UMaine-led STEM Competition for Maine Middle School and High School Youth Focused on Renewable Energy, Innovation, and Economic Development Slated for May 18, 2018.

The Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, hosted by the University of Maine, asks teams of students to design and construct a floating platform for a scale model wind turbine, and then delivers a presentation to a panel of expert judges. The event is designed for student teams with a diverse range of experience. We encourage all middle and high school students to participate.

UMaine staff work with teachers or advisors throughout the design and build process. Teams are presented with a guidebook and a simulated test turbine to test their platform prior to competition day.

Participation is free, and a limited number of travel stipends are available to schools with demonstrated need.

We recently published this ~2 minute video highlighting the design, build, and test process with youth from King Middle School in Portland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf2sNWIjngQ

High School Teams are teams of 4 or less high school students. Members of the top qualifying team will be offered an internship at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, contingent upon their enrollment at UMaine, valued more than $20,000.

Middle School Teams are teams of up to 10 middle school students. These groups will test their platform and provide a presentation, just like high school teams, but they will not be considered for the internship award. An alternative award will be granted to the members of a winning middle school team.

For more information, contact Marcy Smith at marcys@maine.edu, or 207.581.2125

Come to Orono for the 2018 4H@UMaine May 18-19!

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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Planning has started and the wheels are in motion thanks to the efforts of a tremendous team! We are looking forward to another great event this year, and there are some exciting changes in the works! Stay tuned for details. For more information about 4-H@UMaine, contact Greg Kranich at gregory.kranich@maine.edu or 207.581.3292.

Save the Date for 2018 Maine 4-H Days

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Maine 4-H Days will take place July 20 – 22 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you are interested in helping to plan next year’s event, please contact Jessy Brainerd at jessica.brainerd@maine.edu or 207.581.3877.

UMaine 4-H Science Saturday: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Chicken

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to join us Saturday, October 28th from 11am-3pm at Witter Farm on the University of Maine campus in Orono to learn how to prepare delicious smoked chicken with our own Dr. Colt Knight! First, we will learn the art of preparing a whole chicken, and learn about how to safely handle raw chicken meat. We will explore how to include chicken as part of a healthy, balanced diet, as well as talk about different ways to season and prepare chicken meat. And finally, we will be enjoying our smoked chicken for lunch.

Space is limited, so register today at the following link: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/home/science-saturday/ by October 20, cost is $10, and includes lunch.

Oxford County June Jamboree Livestock Clinic, Working Steer and Horse Clinic

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Oxford County June Jamboree Livestock Clinic, Working Steer and Horse Clinic is being held June 29th through July 2nd at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg Maine. Workshops are designed for sheep, swine, working steer and new this year we will be offering horse tracts on Saturday and Sunday. We have a vet providing rabies vaccines.

There is a $20.00 registration fee, which includes meals starting with breakfast on Friday morning and tent or camper space. You may arrive Thursday evening after 5:00. For more information about Oxford County June Jamboree please email Diane Gushee at dianergushee@gmail.com or rmosley@maine.edu. This event is open to 4-H Families from all counties. Adults and youth must preregister to help with meal and activity planning. Youth who do not have animals are welcome to attend and learn about the 4-H Animal Science Program. Everyone is welcome to join us for a Canoe Trip on the Saco Friday morning! Get to know other 4-H members before the workshops begin. Canoeing is open to everyone. Parental supervision required.

Register and view tentative schedule at https://extension.umaine.edu/oxford/programs/4h-june-jamboree-livestock-clinic|

Register Now for 2017 Maine 4-H Days

Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Maine 4-H Days will take place July 21 – 23, 2017 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you do not have online access, please contact your local county office for paper copies of the forms. Find information and registration materials at: http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/maine-4-h-days/.

Registration opens on May 1st.  If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Jessy Brainerd at jessica.brainerd@maine.edu or 207.581.3877.

Register now for 2017 4-H@UMaine May 19 – 20!

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat a bug? Or to invent an iPhone app? Or to learn a hip-hop dance with the UMaine Dance Team? For answers to these questions and more, 4-H@UMaine invites you (6th-10th graders) to participate in our fun interactive overnight on UMaine campus with career role models and kids from across the state onMay 19-20!

For more information about 4-H@UMaine, contact Greg Kranich at kranich@maine.edu or 207.949.3878.

Register online http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/4humaine/ – it’s open until April 17th, and space is limited.