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4-H Tidepool Immersion Discovery + Ecology Workshop Series

Online

Explore the intertidal zone and help with marine science research! In this workshop, we will learn about animals you might find during low tide and use some amazing equipment to take awesome pictures on your phone to identify them. Along the way, we’ll learn about invasive species, climate change, species identification, and how you can […]

Farm Animal Care – FUNdamentals

Online

Are you interested in learning about livestock animals (such as cows, goats or sheep)? How to care for them? How do you know what to feed them, how do you actually do regular health checks and have proper housing? Join the 4-H Animal Science SPIN club. We will have 3 virtual sessions focused on what […]

4-H Tidepool Immersion Discovery + Ecology Workshop Series

Online

Explore the intertidal zone and help with marine science research! In this workshop, we will learn about animals you might find during low tide and use some amazing equipment to take awesome pictures on your phone to identify them. Along the way, we’ll learn about invasive species, climate change, species identification, and how you can […]

Farm Animal Care – FUNdamentals

Online

Are you interested in learning about livestock animals (such as cows, goats or sheep)? How to care for them? How do you know what to feed them, how do you actually do regular health checks and have proper housing? Join the 4-H Animal Science SPIN club. We will have 3 virtual sessions focused on what […]

Farm Animal Care – FUNdamentals

Online

Are you interested in learning about livestock animals (such as cows, goats or sheep)? How to care for them? How do you know what to feed them, how do you actually do regular health checks and have proper housing? Join the 4-H Animal Science SPIN club. We will have 3 virtual sessions focused on what […]

4-H Tidepool Immersion Discovery + Ecology Workshop Series

Online

Explore the intertidal zone and help with marine science research! In this workshop, we will learn about animals you might find during low tide and use some amazing equipment to take awesome pictures on your phone to identify them. Along the way, we’ll learn about invasive species, climate change, species identification, and how you can […]

Farm Animal Care – FUNdamentals

Online

Are you interested in learning about livestock animals (such as cows, goats or sheep)? How to care for them? How do you know what to feed them, how do you […]

4-H Tidepool Immersion Discovery + Ecology Workshop Series

Online

Explore the intertidal zone and help with marine science research! In this workshop, we will learn about animals you might find during low tide and use some amazing equipment to take awesome pictures on your phone to identify them. Along the way, we’ll learn about invasive species, climate change, species identification, and how you can […]

4-H Solar Eclipse Wrap-Up Extravaganza

Online

Solar Eclipse Coming to Maine! On April 8th, 2024 Maine will experience a full solar eclipse. Although this is a once in a lifetime event for us folks in Maine, there is no way we all experienced the same thing. Join 4-Hers from all over the state to share stories, observations, and experiences from the 2024 eclipse. […]

4-H Volunteer Connections: Animal Science- Strong Relationships & Sportsmanship (virtual)

Clubs are one of the many ways 4-H creates environments and experiences to help youth thrive. Explore the qualities of strong 4-H Clubs, share your success, learn from other volunteers and leave with resources to support you in developing or strengthening your 4-H club. Positive relationships are fundamental to 4-H programs and experiences. Animal Science […]

Free

4-H Tidepool Immersion Discovery + Ecology Workshop Series

Online

Explore the intertidal zone and help with marine science research! In this workshop, we will learn about animals you might find during low tide and use some amazing equipment to take awesome pictures on your phone to identify them. Along the way, we’ll learn about invasive species, climate change, species identification, and how you can […]

Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey (virtual)

Thinking about becoming a 4-H volunteer? We are looking for people to help youth find their spark and thrive! We offer lots of ways to be involved depending on your time and interests. Join us for two one-hour virtual sessions to help you with your decision. By the end of the two-part series, you will have […]

Free

4-H Volunteer Connections: Finding Space for Mental Wellness in Every Program (virtual)

Join the discussion on best practices in ensuring safety and belonging for all members. We’ll explore the 4-H Healthy Living Mental Wellness program, with a snapshot of our current youth needs, programmatic offerings, resources, and strategies to support mental wellness in any program. Register today and join volunteers from across the North East Region via […]

Free

Total Eclipse Prep Party for 4-H Volunteers

Lafayette and Rawcliffe 4-H Science and Engineering Learning Center 491 College Ave, ORONO

On April 8, 2024, parts of Maine will experience a total solar eclipse- and this won’t happen for another 20 years! A total solar eclipse happens when the moon lies exactly between the sun and the Earth, casting its shadow on a small patch of the Earth’s surface. Does the idea of a total solar eclipse […]

Free

4-H Volunteer Connections: Be a Positive Communicator (virtual)

Learn how you can use positive communication strategies to manage difficult situations or conflicts with others. We’ll explore constructive responses and conciliatory gestures and how they can be used to de-escalate conflicts and lead down a path of positive relationship building and understanding.  Register today and join volunteers from across the North East Region via […]

Free

Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey (virtual)

Thinking about becoming a 4-H volunteer? We are looking for people to help youth find their spark and thrive! We offer lots of ways to be involved depending on your time and interests. Join us for two one-hour virtual sessions to help you with your decision. By the end of the two-part series, you will […]

Free

Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey (virtual)

Thinking about becoming a 4-H volunteer? We are looking for people to help youth find their spark and thrive! We offer lots of ways to be involved depending on your time and interests. Join us for two one-hour virtual sessions to help you with your decision. By the end of the two-part series, you will […]

Free

4-H Volunteer Connections: Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Programs (virtual)

This interactive workshop aims to increase fluency with LGBTQ+ inclusive concepts and terminology, while connecting you with practices and approaches for creating affirming and supportive spaces for youth of all genders and sexual identities. Register today and join volunteers from across the North East Region via Zoom to network, learn, and grow your 4-H program! […]

Free

4-H Weaving SPIN Club

Online

Who: Youth ages 9 & up When: October 24, and 26; November 2, 14 & 16; 4:00 – 5:00 pm Registration ends: October 16, 2023 Where: University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the meetings via Zoom What: Calling all creative youth ages 9 & up! You are likely familiar with crochet or knitting – but have you ever […]

4-H Weaving SPIN Club

Online

Who: Youth ages 9 & up When: October 24, and 26; November 2, 14 & 16; 4:00 – 5:00 pm Registration ends: October 16, 2023 Where: University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the meetings via Zoom What: Calling all creative youth ages 9 & up! You are likely familiar with crochet or knitting – but have you ever […]

4-H Volunteer Connections: Building Strong 4-H Clubs (virtual)

Clubs are one of the many ways 4-H creates environments and experiences to help youth thrive. Explore the qualities of strong 4-H Clubs, share your success, learn from other volunteers and leave with resources to support you in developing or strengthening your 4-H club. Register today and join volunteers from across the North East Region […]

Free

4-H Weaving SPIN Club

Online

Who: Youth ages 9 & up When: October 24, and 26; November 2, 14 & 16; 4:00 – 5:00 pm Registration ends: October 16, 2023 Where: University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host […]

4-H Weaving SPIN Club

Online

Who: Youth ages 9 & up When: October 24, and 26; November 2, 14 & 16; 4:00 – 5:00 pm Registration ends: October 16, 2023 Where: University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host […]

4-H Weaving SPIN Club

Online

Who: Youth ages 9 & up When: October 24, and 26; November 2, 14 & 16; 4:00 – 5:00 pm Registration ends: October 16, 2023 Where: University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host […]

Summer Learning Series: Tick Trackers

Online

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, and August 10 10:00 - 11:15 am Open to Maine youth ages 9 & up Maximum 10 attendees Join the mission to monitor and study ticks […]

Summer Learning Series: Squid Dissection

Online

Friday, August 4 10:00 – 11:30 am Open to Maine youth ages 9 & up Maximum 9 households (each youth will receive their own squid) Youth will learn about the […]

Summer Learning Series: 4-H Aquarium Club

Online

Thursday, July 6 & August 3 5:30 pm Open to all youth  Maximum 10 attendees The 4-H Aquarium Club is open to youth ages 5-18 who are interested in being […]

Summer Learning Series: 4-H Citizen Science

Online

Wednesdays, July 5 – August 2 3:00 – 4:00 pm Open to all youth ages 9 & up Maximum 15 attendees Did you know that YOU are a scientist and […]

Summer Learning Series: Whimsical Watercolor

Online

Wednesday, July 5, 19, 26, and August 2 12:30 – 2:00 pm Open to Maine youth of all ages Maximum 10 attendees In Whimsical Watercolor, learners will explore watercolor supplies […]

Summer Learning Series: Seaweed Lava Lamps

Online

Friday, July 28 10:00 – 11:30 am Open to Maine youth ages 9 & up Maximum 10 attendees Do you know all of the amazing properties of seaweed? In this […]

Summer Learning Series: Fun Summer Snacks

Online

Thursday, July 27 10:30 – 11:30 am Open to all youth ages 9 & up Maximum 20 attendees Would you like to make super fun and delicious snacks? Yogurt, cereal, […]

Adulting 101

Online

The 4-H Adulting 101 Series will introduce basic adult life skills by exploring a different topic each week including personal values; building healthy relationships; buying and caring for a car; […]

Summer Learning Series: 4-H Citizen Science

Online

Wednesdays, July 5 – August 2 3:00 – 4:00 pm Open to all youth ages 9 & up Maximum 15 attendees Did you know that YOU are a scientist and […]

Summer Learning Series: Whimsical Watercolor

Online

Wednesday, July 5, 19, 26, and August 2 12:30 – 2:00 pm Open to Maine youth of all ages Maximum 10 attendees In Whimsical Watercolor, learners will explore watercolor supplies […]

Summer Learning Series: Owl Pellet Detectives: Uncovering the Secrets of the Woods

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Tuesdays: July 11, 18, and 25 3:00 – 4:00 pm  Open to all Maine youth ages 10 – 16 Maximum 15 attendees Join us to discover facts about owls native to Maine and what they eat. Participants will each receive an owl pellet to dissect. Materials will be provided and mailed to participants. Session three […]

Summer Learning Series: Pack Your Wagons: We’re Going to Oregon

Online

1:00 – 2:30 pm Open to all Maine youth ages 9 & up Maximum 24 attendees For five weeks we’ll step in it the shoes of those who traveled West on the Oregon Trail. What did they do, and why did they do it? We’re going to learn all about it while playing the classic […]

Summer Learning Series: Winged Wonders: Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond

Online

Monday, July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Open to youth ages 12 & up Maximum 15 attendees In this series, youth will learn what birds and dinosaurs have in common, learn to identify birds around them, explore bird flight, and learn about feeding birds in their backyard. We […]

Summer Learning Series: Nature Science Journaling

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Mondays, July 10 – August 7 10:00 – 11:00 am Open to Maine youth ages 9 & up Maximum 12 attendees In this 5-week workshop series, we will become natural scientists as we observe, describe, and draw the patterns we find in nature. Combining scientific observations with drawing, we will work on developing our attention […]

4-H Dairy Judging and State Show

Windsor Fairground 82 Ridge Rd, Windsor

The Maine 4-H Dairy Judging Contest will take place on May 6th, 2023 at Hardy Farm in Farmington, ME and Silver Valley Farm in New Sharon, ME. The contest is open to all enrolled dairy members and will serve as the official tryouts for the Maine 4-H Dairy Judging Team. The Maine State 4-H Dairy Show […]

Summer Learning Series: Getting Creative with Nature’s Canvas

Online

Thursdays, July 6 – August 3 1:30 – 3:00 pm Open to all youth Maximum 12 attendees Are you just itching to express some creative energy? In this workshop, youth will get to explore all the creativity the environment has to offer! By collecting and utilizing the nature found in your daily life, we’ll create […]

Summer Learning Series: Tick Trackers

Online

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, and August 10 10:00 - 11:15 am Open to Maine youth ages 9 & up Maximum 10 attendees Join the mission to monitor and study ticks in your community! Join Farmer Kristin of Lone Spruce Farm and Carla from the 4-H Tick Project for an interactive exploration of ticks in Maine. […]

Adulting 101

Online

The 4-H Adulting 101 Series will introduce basic adult life skills by exploring a different topic each week including personal values; building healthy relationships; buying and caring for a car; youth entrepreneurship; mindfulness and stress management; and a topic chosen by the participants. UMaine Extension 4-H staff and guest speakers will lead the discussions. Limited […]

Summer Learning Series: 4-H Citizen Science

Online

Wednesdays, July 5 – August 2 3:00 – 4:00 pm 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 citizen scientists club encourages youth to practice citizen science in their own backyard, with a variety […]

Summer Learning Series: Whimsical Watercolor

Online

Wednesday, July 5, 19, 26, and August 2 12:30 – 2:00 pm Open to Maine youth of all ages Maximum 10 attendees In Whimsical Watercolor, learners will explore watercolor supplies and materials. In each class, artists will be shown various painting techniques. Exploration time will be given for learners to practice and get more comfortable. […]