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UMaine Extension 4-H

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August 2021

Food, Fun, and Reading

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, happening 5 times

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
a parent and young child at a kitchen counter using eggs in a recipe

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Are you Ready for an Adventure? Are you 5 to 8 years old? Do you like to have fun stories read to you? Do you like to eat yummy food? If you answered yes to any of these questions then we think you will love Food Fun and Reading; an exciting program where you will hear fun food-related stories and prepare a quick snack yourself. Don’t delay sign up today!…

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Tree Identification & Leaf Pressing

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
Birch trees with yellow leaves

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Have you ever wondered what trees may be in your backyard? At your favorite park? On your drive home? Join Dr. Bill Livingston as he teaches you about the native tree species of Maine. In between workshops, you’ll be tasked with collecting your own leaves to identify, and Dr. Livingston will walk you through the process of leaf pressing to preserve your collection. Registration deadline: August 2. Open to all…

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Leadership Series #4: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Easy Ways to Facilitate Groups

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Free
teen leadership icon

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. As part of the Leadership Series, participants will learn four (4) key elements that make you a great facilitator. This interactive session will allow youth to explore these concepts while working together to highlight simple ways to be successful. Registration deadline: August 2. Open to all Maine youth ages 12 & up Maximum 30 attendees

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What’s in Your Ecosystem?

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on August 18, 2021 at 9:00 am

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
STEM icon

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Learn why it’s important to have a variety of life. Get outside and conduct your own biodiversity investigation in your own backyard. Take a small step towards understanding how healthy Maine’s ecosystems are by collecting and analyzing data in your area. You will develop a better understanding of what makes an ecosystem healthy, and food webs by completing these hands-on investigations. Participants will receive a kit by mail to conduct…

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4-H Passport Around the World

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2021

Online ME United States + Google Map
4-H Summer Learning Series: virtual experiential learning for youth ages 5-18

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Join 4-H and Greenheart as we travel around the world virtually and meet other teens from across the globe. Meetings will include a brief presentation from a teen Greenheart Exchange Student about their native country, an activity, and a question and answer period. These meetings are open to youth ages 12 – 18, with a maximum of 50 participants. The countries we will be exploring are Taiwan, North Macedonia, Tunisia,…

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Tree Identification & Leaf Pressing

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
Birch trees with yellow leaves

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Have you ever wondered what trees may be in your backyard? At your favorite park? On your drive home? Join Dr. Bill Livingston as he teaches you about the native tree species of Maine. In between workshops, you’ll be tasked with collecting your own leaves to identify, and Dr. Livingston will walk you through the process of leaf pressing to preserve your collection. Registration deadline: August 2. Open to all…

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Fridays on the Farm

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on July 30, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

Free
Two Youth holding goat kids.

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. The goal of 4-H Fridays on the Farm is to expose teens ages 12-18 to Maine agriculture and create workforce development skills through a variety of different hands-on, farm visits throughout the state. Teens may join for one week or all four to experience what different farms across the state have to offer. Each session will include an opportunity for teens to take a tour of operations, gain hands-on experience,…

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4-H for All: Chicken Edition

August 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on July 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on August 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm

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Chickens (Golden Comets)

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. This workshop series will focus on several chicken-related topics and will be taught by several 4-Hers and their parents. There will be a hands-on activity related to chickens, and plenty of opportunities to share, learn, and create friendships with other youth interested in chickens throughout the state. Registration closes one week prior to each session, as Pre-work/materials will be emailed to participants. 6/27 Brooder set up for chicks 7/11…

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Food, Fun, and Reading

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, happening 5 times

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
a parent and young child at a kitchen counter using eggs in a recipe

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Are you Ready for an Adventure? Are you 5 to 8 years old? Do you like to have fun stories read to you? Do you like to eat yummy food? If you answered yes to any of these questions then we think you will love Food Fun and Reading; an exciting program where you will hear fun food-related stories and prepare a quick snack yourself. Don’t delay sign up today!…

Find out more »

Bee a Scientist, Part 2

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

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

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. This is an optional follow-up to the Bee a Scientist challenge. Participants should have joined the June 29th session and be actively contributing to data collection of bees and wasps in Maine. This session will have participants share observations collected and debrief from their fieldwork as a result of the June challenge. Maine State Apiarist will answer questions, give feedback and share how this project might influence the work of…

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Bee a Scientist, Part 2

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

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

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. This is an optional follow-up to the Bee a Scientist challenge. Participants should have joined the June 29th session and be actively contributing to data collection of bees and wasps in Maine. This session will have participants share observations collected and debrief from their fieldwork as a result of the June challenge. Maine State Apiarist will answer questions, give feedback and share how this project might influence the work of…

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Leadership Series #5: What Type of Leader are You?

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
teen leadership icon

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Some leaders are more like Dorothy, some more like the Wizard. In this interactive workshop, you will determine what kind of leader you are, recognize common leadership roles in a group, and explore how different personality traits affect leadership styles. Registration deadline: July 27. Open to all Maine youth ages 12 & up Maximum 30 attendees

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Gratitude Flags

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
Arts and Crafts icon

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. The Gratitude Flag Project was created by the artist Susan Bryand in April of 2020 as a way to connect with her students during the pandemic.  The project has since expanded to include hundreds of people from all over the country and has spawned two special editions, one in Downtown Bangor, and another at Husson University.  Now it’s time for The Gratitude Flag Project: 4-H Edition!  Join Susan for a…

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Maine Trees and Me: Getting to Know Them

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 19, 2021

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
Summer trees along a path.

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. In this program, you will learn basics about why trees are important to us, how to identify trees, and some really fun facts about trees that maybe you didn’t know about! There will be some hands-on learning in the class and you will also get a copy of Forest Trees of Maine. And there will be plenty of time for your questions! Youth must register two weeks before the date…

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4-H Passport Around the World

August 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2021

Online ME United States + Google Map
4-H Summer Learning Series: virtual experiential learning for youth ages 5-18

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Join 4-H and Greenheart as we travel around the world virtually and meet other teens from across the globe. Meetings will include a brief presentation from a teen Greenheart Exchange Student about their native country, an activity, and a question and answer period. These meetings are open to youth ages 12 – 18, with a maximum of 50 participants. The countries we will be exploring are Taiwan, North Macedonia, Tunisia,…

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Gratitude Flags

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
Arts and Crafts icon

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. The Gratitude Flag Project was created by the artist Susan Bryand in April of 2020 as a way to connect with her students during the pandemic.  The project has since expanded to include hundreds of people from all over the country and has spawned two special editions, one in Downtown Bangor, and another at Husson University.  Now it’s time for The Gratitude Flag Project: 4-H Edition!  Join Susan for a…

Find out more »

Wildlife Surveying with Artificial Intelligence

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
icon graphic for 4-H at UMaine workshop button link

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Have you ever wondered how researchers are able to observe and survey wildlife around the globe? Artificial intelligence is the answer! Dr. Tom Rounsville will be leading a two-part series on how he uses artificial intelligence in his wildlife research. Registration deadline: August 11. Open to all youth ages 12 & up Maximum 15 attendees

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Squid Dissection

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
Marine science and aquaculture icon

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Youth will learn about the anatomy of a squid during this hands-on dissection, led by Melissa from UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR). Your frozen squid will be mailed to your home before the workshop along with some basic dissection tools. We’ll meet on zoom to do the dissection together as a group! Register by June 21st for the July workshop, and by July 26th for the August workshop; presenters need…

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The BBQ Cycle

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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icon graphic for Animal Science and Agriculture

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Join us for this exciting workshop that is all about Barbeque. Dr. Colt Knight, University of Maine Cooperative Extension State Livestock Specialist will show everyone where barbeque comes from and how it is prepared. Participants will receive a care package with aprons, cookbooks, stickers, spices, and instructions on how to create your own mouth-watering baby back ribs! During the webinar Dr. Knight will highlight different types of barbeque, then we…

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Food, Fun, and Reading

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, happening 5 times

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
a parent and young child at a kitchen counter using eggs in a recipe

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Are you Ready for an Adventure? Are you 5 to 8 years old? Do you like to have fun stories read to you? Do you like to eat yummy food? If you answered yes to any of these questions then we think you will love Food Fun and Reading; an exciting program where you will hear fun food-related stories and prepare a quick snack yourself. Don’t delay sign up today!…

Find out more »

Leadership Series #6: Following Your Yellow Brick Road

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
teen leadership icon

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. We are all on a Yellow Brick Road to achieving our goals. Join us on a journey to visualize how our Ruby Slippers, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion can all help us reach the Emerald City.  Registration deadline: August 3. Open to all Maine youth ages 12 & up Maximum 30 attendees

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What’s in Your Ecosystem?

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 18, 2021 at 9:00 am

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
STEM icon

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Learn why it’s important to have a variety of life. Get outside and conduct your own biodiversity investigation in your own backyard. Take a small step towards understanding how healthy Maine’s ecosystems are by collecting and analyzing data in your area. You will develop a better understanding of what makes an ecosystem healthy, and food webs by completing these hands-on investigations. Participants will receive a kit by mail to conduct…

Find out more »

Maine Trees and Me: Getting to Know Them

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 19, 2021

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
Summer trees along a path.

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. In this program, you will learn basics about why trees are important to us, how to identify trees, and some really fun facts about trees that maybe you didn’t know about! There will be some hands-on learning in the class and you will also get a copy of Forest Trees of Maine. And there will be plenty of time for your questions! Youth must register two weeks before the date…

Find out more »

Wildlife Surveying with Artificial Intelligence

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
icon graphic for 4-H at UMaine workshop button link

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. Have you ever wondered how researchers are able to observe and survey wildlife around the globe? Artificial intelligence is the answer! Dr. Tom Rounsville will be leading a two-part series on how he uses artificial intelligence in his wildlife research. Registration deadline: August 11. Open to all youth ages 12 & up Maximum 15 attendees

Find out more »

4-H for All: Chicken Edition

August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on July 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on August 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Online ME United States + Google Map
Chickens (Golden Comets)

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. This workshop series will focus on several chicken-related topics and will be taught by several 4-Hers and their parents. There will be a hands-on activity related to chickens, and plenty of opportunities to share, learn, and create friendships with other youth interested in chickens throughout the state. Registration closes one week prior to each session, as Pre-work/materials will be emailed to participants. 6/27 Brooder set up for chicks 7/11…

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