4-H Aquaculture

4-H aquaculture programs are aligned with the organization’s mission to empower young people with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Whether you’re a curious student, an enthusiastic educator, or a passionate community member, this is your gateway to aquaculture learning tools and experiential programs developed by the Maine 4-H Aquaculture Education Team, which includes partners such as UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, Aquaculture Research Institute, Maine Sea Grant, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, and more.

Join us in fostering a deep appreciation for aquatic ecosystems and empowering the next generation of stewards committed to sustainable food systems! By cultivating a generation of environmentally conscious, scientifically literate individuals, 4-H ensures that youth are not just consumers of knowledge but active contributors to sustainable and resilient communities.

Aquatic Tankers kids examining an aquaponic fish tank set up.
  • Hooked on Aquaponics Article Photo

    4-H Aquaponics Project

  • Screenshot from Virtual Field Trip to CCAR, in the touch tank room with interactive tags and info cards

    Virtual Field Trips

  • Aquaculture Interns educating the public about aquaculture at the blue hill fair

    4-H Aquaculture Ambassadors

  • 4-H'er looking through Aquaponics tank

    Youth Aquaculture Micro-credentials

  • Holding blue lobster in a marine touch tank

    Touch Tank Programs