May 2024: Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties 4-H Newsletter

Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County 4-H News

Table of contents:

Dates to Remember

  • May 22 & 29, 2024, 6:00-7:00 P.M.: Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey Info Sessions
  • May 26, 2024: Summer of Science Teen Teachers Application Due
  • June 1, 2024: Midcoast Mainers’ Seedling Sale
  • June 5, 2024: Last day to submit the Fryeburg Market Lamb Intent form
  • June 15, 2024, 12:00-2:30 P.M.: 4-H at Portland Pride
  • July 19 – July 20, 2024: Maine 4-H Days
    • July 19 – July 21, 2024: Animal Science tracks

County News

2024 Summer of Science Teen Teachers

The application for our Summer of Science Teen Teacher Team is live!

All details and application can be found on this Google form. Application deadline is May 26, 2024.

Questions? Contact Laura

Summer of Science teen leaders wearing "UMaine 4-H" tee shirts posing for a photo.

G.L.E.E. of Maine

Cleanup of Brettuns Town Beach in Livermore

GLEE of Maine 4H and Mrs Laura cleaned up the public beach after storm damage from December.
GLEE Members posing in front of a body of water.

Midcoast Mainers

Annual Seedling Sale

The club members of the Midcoast Mainers 4-H started over 400 seedlings for our annual plant sale fundraiser. They planted a wide variety of herbs and annual flowers this year. The seeds and greenhouse kits were generously donated by Lowe’s in Auburn. We are looking forward to our plant sale in June!

A flyer titled "4H Seedling Sale". Full text below.

Saturday, June 1, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Farmer’s Gate Market, 1313 ME-106, Leeds

Potted Herbs & Annual Flower Seedlings

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Midcoast Mainers 4-H Club

State News

UMaine 4-H Invites You to be a Part of Pride 2024

4-H will be participating in Pride festivities in Portland on June 15, 2024.  A pride event is a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community, the rights won, and recognition of these individuals as existing and loved members of our communities. 4-H will participate in the parade portion by walking with a banner. Participants should plan on being at the event from noon – 2:30pm.

This event is open to any 4-H member or 4-H volunteer. Friends, family, and 4-H alumni are welcome but must have a 4-H member/volunteer hosting them.

To register or for more information, go to this webpage. If you have questions you can email

4-H Market Lamb Intent for Fryeburg Fair

Youth planning to participate in the Market Lamb program at Fryeburg Fair need to submit the 2024 Fryeburg Fair Market Lamb Intent form by June. An online form is available, otherwise youth can print and mail a copy downloaded from the website.

4-H Tick Project

The 4-H Tick Project is a community science project engaging K-12 youth and educators, made possible through a partnership between 4-H Youth Development, UMaine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, Maine Forest Tick Survey, and members of the Learning Ecosystems Northeast partnership. The project provides youth an opportunity to explore ticks and tick-borne diseases, which is a connected story of climate, ecosystem change, and public health.

All educators interested in teaching about ticks in Maine are encouraged to participate in the project at no cost to you. This is a great project for 4-H clubs, SPIN clubs, homeschool groups, and more. For more information and to register, visit the 4-H Tick Project webpage.

Save the Date: Maine 4-H Days is Happening in 2024!

Where: Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, Maine

When: Friday evening, July 19 – Saturday, July 20. Animal Science tracks are being scheduled
from Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21.

Workshop sessions for Saturday are still needed. If you know anyone who might want to run a workshop on Saturday, please reach out to Karen Giles at or phone: 207.474.9622.

All workshop forms are due by May 1, 2024.

Registration for the event for 4-H’ers and their families will be opening in mid-May. More information is coming soon. We can’t wait to see you there!

Do you know someone interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer? Tell them about Start Your 4-H Journey!

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part online informational session for adults interested in becoming Maine 4-H volunteers on May 22 & 29 from 6 – 7 p.m. “Start Your 4-
H Volunteer Journey” will provide participants with information about the UMaine Extension 4-H youth development program through four short e-Learning modules. Attendees will also participate in an experimental learning activity, learn about the key aspects of positive youth development, and be introduced to ages and stages of youth. The two one-hour virtual sessions will wrap up with an outline of next steps and an introduction to a county staff contact to help with the application process if desired.

Registration is required. The sessions are free. To register, visit our website.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jennifer Lobley,, 207.255.3345.