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January 2019

UMaine 4-H Unconference — Lewiston

January 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Free

UMaine 4-H Unconference: a volunteer forum led by 4-H volunteers for 4-H volunteers (Snow date: January 19, 2019) UMaine 4-H Unconference will be an organized forum for 4-H volunteers, club leaders, afterschool providers, teachers, parents and teen leaders to gather. UMaine 4-H Unconference is intentionally designed to have YOU teach and learn from each other. There is no agenda; you come with 4-H ideas and topics you want to talk about or learn more about, and we’ll guide the process…

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UMaine 4-H Unconference — Orono

January 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
UMaine Orono, ME 04469
Free

UMaine 4-H Unconference: a volunteer forum led by 4-H volunteers for 4-H volunteers (Snow date: February 2, 2019) UMaine 4-H Unconference will be an organized forum for 4-H volunteers, club leaders, afterschool providers, teachers, parents and teen leaders to gather. UMaine 4-H Unconference is intentionally designed to have YOU teach and learn from each other. There is no agenda; you come with 4-H ideas and topics you want to talk about or learn more about, and we’ll guide the process…

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4-H Page Day in Augusta

January 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maine State House Augusta, ME 04330 United States + Google Map
Six 4-H teens posing in the State House

UMaine Day at the Legislature, Tuesday, January 29, 2019, is a day where UMaine Extension gets to highlight its awesome programs, and 4-H is one of the best! Since legislators like to see 4-H members from their districts, 4-Hers (age 13 or older) are encouraged to serve as Honorary Pages. The Maine 4-H program has up to 30 slots for Honorary Pages. What does a page do? Legislators are constantly communicating and making decisions while in session and pages make that…

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February 2019

Winter Tracking Workshop

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lake St. George State Park, 278 Belfast Augusta Rd
Liberty, ME 04949 United States
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white tailed deer fawn peering out from behind trees

Please join us for a Winter Tracking Workshop Hosted by: Maine Wildlife Habitat Education Program When: February 9th, 2019 from 9:30 am-12:30pm Where: Lake St. George State Park, in Liberty Maine Who Can Attend: Everyone is Welcome! Cost: Free, but pre-registration required (details below) What to Bring: A bag lunch, binoculars if you have them, snowshoes * let us know if you don’t have access to snowshoes, we may have a few loaner pairs on first come, first serve basis…

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April 2019

2019 Maine 4-H State Public Speaking Tournament

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UMaine Orono, ME 04469 + Google Map
4-Her presents at Public Speaking event

Directions | Parking The 4-H State Public Speaking Tournament will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the University of Maine at Orono. 4-H Youth ages 9 to 18 who have participated in their county 4-H public speaking tournament and received the required score are invited to participate. For youth in counties which do not hold public speaking tournaments, arrangements may be made through their county’s Extension office to present their presentation to their county’s 4-H staff in order to be eligible. Registration for…

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May 2019

4-H Dog Fun Day

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Witter Farm, 160 University Farm Rd
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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Free
4-Her showing his dog

A day of fun and learning for all 4-H youth and leaders interested in a dog project. The fun dog day will be held on May 11th in the Chute Arena at the UMaine Witter Farm, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town, very close to the campus.  The event will be held from 8:00 am. to approximately 12:30 pm. Our guest this year will be Megan Arey, who is a 4-H Leader from New Hampshire. Megan works with the New…

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4-H@UMaine

May 31 - June 1
UMaine Orono, ME 04469 + Google Map
Team of 4-Hers works together on a project

Save the Date for 4-H@UMaine 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.

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June 2019

Solar Sprint

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Donald P. Corbett Business Building, 28 Beddington Road
Orono, ME 04469
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Free
group of youth with solar cars on the starting line with race supporters behind

The Solar Sprint is a fun, interactive way to teach principles of renewable energy and the engineering design process; as students create solar-powered model cars. The top cars from each participating school/site are invited to attend the state race where they are raced for top speed and judged on innovation, design, craftsmanship, and other categories. This program strives to increase youth’s interest in STEM related topics and careers. For more information or questions about the program, please contact Danielle O’Neill at danielle.oneill@maine.edu.

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Oxford County June Jamboree Sheep, Swine, Working Steer and Horse Clinic

June 14 - June 16
Fryeburg Fairgrounds, 1154 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037 United States
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$20.00
4-Her showing a working steer at the fair

Oxford County 4-H June Jamboree Sheep, Swine, Working Steer and Horse Clinic is being held June 14th through June 16th at the Fryeburg FairGrounds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg Maine. Workshops are designed for youth completing 4-H project work in the areas of sheep, swine, working steer and horse. Horseless riders are welcome. Working Steer Try Outs for The Big E are being held Sunday morning at 10:00. Anyone planning to attend any part of June Jamboree must pre-register and pay online due to insurance regulations. This includes participants, parents, and…

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