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4-H is the youth development education program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the world! Any youth ages 5-18 can participate in “learn by doing” projects. There are a number of ways for youth to participate in 4-H including club programming, school enrichment programs, camps, creating individual projects, and many other activities.

4-H youth can

  • develop leadership skills
  • participate in a community service project
  • learn about science, from animals to aerospace
  • travel to attend national youth events
  • learn many useful skills such as computers, managing money, sewing, cooking, animal care, or starting a business

For more information about the Hancock County 4-H Program and clubs, please contact Rosemarie Evans, 4-H Community Education Assistant, at 1.800.287.1479 (in Maine) or 207.667.8212 or by email at


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4-H at the Ellsworth Winter Carnivalwinter carnival

Hancock County 4-H will host a “Winter Animal Relay” at the Ellsworth Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 10th for youth and adults of all ages! Visit us at Knowlton Park from 12-2 to participate in a Winter Animal Relay – a fun game that simulates the adaptations that many animals make in order to survive winter in Maine. The relay consists of several stations, and youth will act out different adaptations at each station. If you or your teen youth are interested in volunteering to help us with the activity that day, it would be a great opportunity for everyone to get together.  This is also a great opportunity to create awareness about 4-H as there will be a good crowd in attendance! Contact Carla to express your interest:

Check out the flyer for some of the other fun activities at the Winter Carnival this year, including Fireworks at 6pm from Ellsworth High School!



February 3 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – In-Store Service Project at JOANN Fabric
February 10 – 12:00 – 2:00 pm – 4-H at the Ellsworth Winter Carnival
February 13 – 6:30 pm – Leaders’ Meeting at the Extension Office
February 19 – President’s Day – Extension Office Closed
February 23 – Deadline for CWF Applications to the Extension Office
March 2 – Maine 4-H Foundation Scholarships are Due in Extension Office
March 13 – 6:30 pm – Leaders’ Meeting at the Extension Office
March 15 – Extension Office Closed – Staff Conference
March 17 – 11:00 am – Hancock County Public Speaking Tournament
April 7 – State Public Speaking Tournament – UMaine – Orono
April 13 – Leaders’ Association Scholarship Applications Due in the Extension Office