4-H Aquarium Club

The 4-H Aquarium Club is open to youth ages 5-18 interested in joining a community 4-H'er looking through Aquaponics tankof youth aquarium hobbyists! This group is for Maine youth who already have an aquarium hobby, or who are looking to start one, to come together to talk about their love for fish and aquaria. The club is led by aquaculture experts Dr. Scarlett Tudor from UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute and Melissa Malmstedt from the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR).


The club meets during the first week of each month on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. (EST). Join when you can! Register below to receive reminders each month with Zoom link information. We welcome 4-H’ers from any state – you don’t have to reside in Maine to join our club!

The discussion topics for each meeting are decided by youth, guided by their interests, expertise, and questions! This is a laid-back group, with rolling registration, and flexibility to join the meetings when it works for you. Past topics include water quality, fish selection, how to care for sick fish, and emergency preparedness.

Participant Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Come with an open mind to experiential learning in a virtual setting
  • Be respectful and participate fully in the program
  • Be ready to make new friends and share your love for aquatic plants and animals
  • Adult supervision is expected for all virtual meetings

Interested? Sign up!

Registration is open on a rolling basis. When you register, you will be added to the mailing list to receive the Zoom link before the next meeting.

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