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August 2022

Nature Journaling – 4-H Summer Learning Series

August 2 @ 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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4-H Citizen Science: 4-H Summer Learning Series

August 2 @ 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

August 3 @ 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

August 3 @ 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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Paint & Ponder: Watercolor Series – 4-H Summer Learning Series

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 4, 2022

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
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Open to all youth ages 7 & up Maximum 10 households (siblings can share supplies) In this four-week series, learners will use various watercolor techniques to create their own watercolor paintings. Techniques may include wet on dry, wet on wet, a wash, scumbling, lifting, splatter, layering, dry brushing, charging and blending, adding details, and creating blooms. Each week will have a different subject that we will paint together in class. Week 1: Jellyfish & Seaweed Week 2: Trees Week 3:…

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4-H Fridays on the Farm, Turner

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The third date of six 4-H Fridays on the Farm sessions, an activity offered by the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program. For more information on future activities please visit the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program page. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation please contact Alisha Targonski at 207.622.7546 or alisha.targonski@maine.edu.  

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4-H Fridays on the Farm (Dedham, Maine)

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Two Youth holding goat kids.

The fourth date of six 4-H Fridays on the Farm sessions, an activity offered by the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program. For more information on future activities please visit the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program page. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation please contact Alisha Targonski at 207.622.7546 or alisha.targonski@maine.edu.

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Working Steer: Big E Tryouts – Skowhegan Fair

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Skowhegan Fairgrounds, 33 Constitution Ave
Skowhegan, ME 04976 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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4-H Fridays on the Farm (Somerville, Maine)

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Two Youth holding goat kids.

The fifth date of six 4-H Fridays on the Farm sessions, an activity offered by the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program. For more information on future activities please visit the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program page. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation please contact Alisha Targonski at 207.622.7546 or alisha.targonski@maine.edu.  

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4-H Fridays on the Farm (Springvale, Maine)

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McDougal Orchards Springvale, Maine + Google Map
Two Youth holding goat kids.

The sixth and final date of the 4-H Fridays on the Farm sessions, an activity offered by the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program. For more information on future activities please visit the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program page. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation please contact Alisha Targonski at 207.622.7546 or alisha.targonski@maine.edu.  

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