4-H November Newsletter 2020
Happy Birthday to all 4-H’ers born in November.
Open to all Maine youth ages 5-19 and their families.
Purpose: To provide new and potential members and their families a place to learn about 4-H, and to connect youth across the state. You will be connected to youth across the state. You will be able to choose a project to complete. You will learn about 4-H and learn how to become more involved. There is no cost in participating. Monthly meetings will help challenge you to create new goals and discover new passions.
To register: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/4-h-for-all-club/
Our Aroostook County 4-H program has partnered with the Maine 4-H Foundation to receive some of this year’s National 4-H STEM kits – all about Mars! The Mars Base Camp expedition will be an exciting opportunity for you to explore STEM through an expedition to Mars! Each activity in Mars Base Camp is named for a different mission to Mars as a way to celebrate and explore all that we have learned about the red planet. We will explore each of the 2020 4-H STEM Challenge activities: Landing Zone Surveyor, Red Planet Odyssey, Crop Curiosity!, and Insight from Mars.
If you would like to be a part of this asynchronous adventure please email Mari (email@example.com) to indicate your interest and to receive your STEM materials.
THANK YOU to the members that have already mailed in their forms, we appreciate the time and effort it takes. We look forward to more members getting their packets in before the December 31st deadline.
Club Leaders: If you have new members and require more enrollment packets please feel free to reach out and let us know, we will get them mailed out to you! You can also access enrollment forms on the state 4-H website.
Have you checked out the great resources from National 4-H? There is a 4-H cookbook and all kinds of 4-H at home activities. A really fun project to try, especially for County folks, is the Potato Maze!
Executive Board Members of the Aroostook County Extension Association
invite you to their Annual Meeting Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be unable to gather in person;
however, we can meet virtually via a Zoom link.
There will be a brief business meeting, highlights of programming
for this past year, election of board members and officers and budget approval.
To register, you can reach Emily at 532-6548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When we receive your email address, we will send you the Zoom link to join us.
We look forward to your interest and participation in this meeting.
Please register by Friday, November 13th
This meeting is open to the public.
Pumpkin or squash breads
are healthy and delicious fall treats!
Be sure to supervise children in the kitchen, especially around knives and the oven!
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ cup pumpkin or squash purée
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup raisins (optional)
- ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
- In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, oil, pumpkin or squash and eggs. Wash hands after handling eggs.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Fold this into the other mixture just enough to moisten the dry ingredients.
(Optional: Stir in the raisins and nuts).
- Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Makes 12 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice
Cost per recipe: $1.77
Cost per serving: $0.15
For more healthy recipes and other helpful information, check out this website.
State 4-H News
- 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafes for Fall 2020
This fall, join us on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, as we meet with cool presenters and learn about their research and pathway to UMaine! This November, we have a great assortment of topics including Fish Behavior on November 5th, Electrical Engineering on November 12th, and Engineers Without Borders on November 19th – future topics will be listed on the website, if you have a suggestion for a topic – please email Alice Philbrick. Register today
Every Wednesday, you have the opportunity to participate in The University of Vermont’s VTeen Science Exploration – these are a similar format and run from 3:30 – 4:45 pm. On their announcements page, scroll down to VTeen Science Exploration for details about the different offerings, and registration links.
To view spring session webinars
- Virtual National Youth Agri-Science and Healthy Living Summit Applications for 2021 are Available Now!
The National Youth Summits on Agri-Science and Healthy Living will be held virtually this year allowing us to add more youth to our teams. Attendees will learn more about their area of interest by attending interactive workshops, and pitching their own action plan ideas. The Summits were created to empower youth to be well-informed citizens, expand engineering and agriculture experience, and increase connections to living a healthy lifestyle, all while being actively engaged in their communities.
Healthy Living: February 11 – 14, 2021
Agri-Science: March 4 – 7, 2021
Eligibility: Youth ages 14-18, enrolled in 4-H by December 31, 2020 – this year youth may enroll in Maine 4-H solely in order to attend the Summits and participate on the team.
Cost: $75.00 – we are currently working on funding sources and expect the participant cost to be closer to $25.00 per youth.
Application: https://forms.gle/4wuEj2mzr4ZZWoXN9 – This is a combined application for both the Agri-Science and Healthy Living Summits. Please note that references are not required this year.
For more information about the National Youth Summits please visit: https://4hcenter.org/tours-programs/national-youth-summits/ or check out the application for more details. Email or call Sara, email@example.com, 207-781-6099, with any questions. Applications are due by December 11, 2020.
- 4-H Legos Club
Calling all creators, builders, and Lego fans! You are invited to join the 4-H virtual lego club, a place to show off your creations, challenge your skills, and perhaps meet a new friend or two! Each week you will be challenged to create a build based on a theme. We will share our creations, provide feedback, and connect with other kids across the state.
This is open to youth ages 8 – 15, space is limited to 12 youth.
Mondays from 2:00 – 3:00 pm – November 9, 16, 23, 30
To register: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/4-hlegosclub/
- 4-H Gratitude Challenge
4-H wants you to take our 2020 Gratitude Challenge! 2020 has not been an easy year, but we still have plenty of reasons to give thanks. Print this calendar and complete each daily task to help show gratitude to your Club, Community, Country, and World. Download your own copy of the calendar from OSU: https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/u.osu.edu/dist/d/14731/files/2020/10/gratitude-challenge.pdf.