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July 2022

4-H Citizen Science: 4-H Summer Learning Series

July 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
screenshot of 4-H Citizen Science virtual meeting participants

Open to all youth ages 9 & up Maximum 15 attendees Did you know that YOU are a scientist and can contribute to the science community?!? This virtual 4-H club encourages youth to practice citizen science in their own backyard, with a variety of science opportunities to consider, and report their observations while making connections with fellow citizen scientists in their community and around the state. Youth will need online access and the ability to take and share photos. Registration…

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Leading in a Mindful Way – 4-H Summer Learning Series

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on July 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 9:30 am

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free

Open to all Maine youth ages 12 & up Maximum 16 attendees In this mini-series teens ages12-18 are encouraged to join us as we dive deeper into ourselves through conversation, yoga, mindfulness, breathing techniques, and visualizations. We will also learn about how we can become good leaders by exploring concepts related to intentionality, balance, and flexibility in regard to leadership and personal strengths. Registration Deadline: July 1.

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Learn to Love Pollinators – 4-H Summer Learning Series

July 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 4, 2022

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
bee on apple blossom

Open to all youth ages 9 & up Maximum 15 attendees Do you like insects? Do you like to explore gardens, meadows, and things that grow? Join this workshop series to learn more about pollinators, and how and why they are important. Each week we will explore something new related to Maine’s pollinators. Activities will include building a pollinating bee, building a nest for native bees, and more. Materials will be provided and mailed to participants. Some gathering of items…

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Intro to Watercolors – 4-H Summer Learning Series

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
paints and paintbrush

Open to all Maine youth ages 7 & up Maximum 10 households (siblings can share supplies) In this workshop, learners will learn about watercolor supplies and materials and get started right away with experimenting with their tools. Learners will create a "knowledge page" where they can test out each technique and use it as inspiration as they continue their watercolor journey outside of class. The first steps will include learning to load the brush, control our water, and mixing colors.…

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Fun with Fiber – 4-H Summer Learning Series

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 21, 2022

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
sheep

Open to all youth ages 5 – 11 Maximum 12 attendees Fun with Fiber is a series of three workshops that will introduce participants to the exciting world of fiber arts! In this workshop series, you will learn about the variety of wool products available, how wool is made into a useable product, and get to make your own yarn and felted products. All materials will be provided so there is no need to worry about purchasing wool or raising…

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Adulting 101

July 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2022

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young teen boy watching a virtual science cafe session

Are you a teen worried about impending adulthood? Do you want to know how to find answers to your questions about money, jobs, and roommates? Consider joining the Adulting 101 SPIN Club! Over the course of six meetings, we will learn some basic adult skills, including how to manage stress, interview for a job, and take advantage of existing resources in your community. Each week will cover a different topic: life/work balance and stress management; saving, spending, and credit; nutrition…

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Teen Virtual Boardgame Club

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 2022

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
presenter and students during a 4-H virtual learning segment of barbecue cooking

Open to all youth ages 12 & up Maximum 10 attendees Take a break from your other summer learning activities, and come hang out! This 4-week club will connect you with other youth for good conversation and fun games. We will be connecting on zoom to play online versions of Scattergories, Pictionary, and other favorites! Registration deadline: July 5.

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Working Steer: Big E Tryouts – Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ossippee Valley Fairgrounds, 291 S Hiram Rd
Hiram, ME 04041 United States
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4-Her showing a working steer at the fair

For youth in the working steer project who are interested in trying out for The Big E, There are three tryouts this season. In order to qualify and be a part of the Maine Working Steer Team, you must attend two of the three tryouts, they are: – Ossipee Valley Fair, July 9th at 9:00 am – Windsor Fairgrounds, July 23rd at 10:00 am – Skowhegan Fair, August 11th at 2:00 pm

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Animal Science Health, Nutrition, and Parasite Prevention Panel

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magic Lantern 4-H Innovation Lab and Learning Center, 9 Depot St
Bridgton, ME 04009 United States
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icon graphic for Animal Science and Agriculture

Join us at the Magic Lantern Innovation Lab, 9 Depot Street Bridgton, on July 9th, at 10:00 am for a free workshop. Learn from a panel of veterinarians and nutrition experts on the health and wellness of animals. From your dog and backyard goats to poultry and large livestock. Don McLean, DVM, and Paul G. Rudenberg, DVM will provide information followed by a question and answer session to help you keep your animals safe and well. Contact susan.jennings@maine.edu for more information.

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Nature Journaling – 4-H Summer Learning Series

July 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
sunset over Big Indian Lake; photo by C.D. Eves-Thomas

Open to all youth ages 9 - 11  Maximum 15 attendees In this workshop series, youth learn they can be a scientist anywhere through sketching and observing the natural world around them. We will spend time drawing and writing our observations about what we notice and what we wonder about things we find in nature. Registration deadline: June 28.

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