Knox-Lincoln 4-H Newsletter—April 2021

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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

April 13 KLLA Meeting, 6pm, Zoom

April 13 Maine 4-H Virtual Teen Science Café—Bogged Down, 4-4:45pm

April 17-18 Maine 4-H Public Speaking Tournament, online (see article)

April 21 4-H for All Club, 6-7pm

April 24 Maine 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Tryouts, 11am (register by 4/17)

April 24 4-H Passport Around the World SPIN Club—Lebanon, 9:30-10:30am

April 27 Maine 4-H Virtual Teen Science Café— Ocean Acidification’s Impact on Lobster, 4-4:45pm

April 28-May 10 4-H Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Co.

April 29 4-H Passport Around the World SPIN Club—Moldova, 4-5pm

May 5-June 9 4-H Citizen Science Club, 3:30-4:30pm

May 8 KLLA Meeting, 6pm, Zoom

May 8 4-H Passport Around the World SPIN Club—Armenia, 9:30-10:30am

May 13 4-H Passport Around the World SPIN Club—Romania, 4-5pm

May 17 Fryeburg Fair Market Lamb Intent due

May 22 4-H Passport Around the World SPIN Club—Slovakia, 9:30-10:30am

May 27 4-H Passport Around the World SPIN Club—Czech Republic, 4-5pm

April Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Brianna K., Lucas W., Ariel C., Maddison L., Hayden C., Jeremy D., Anthony B.!

4-H Camp and Program Scholarships Offered

The Knox-Lincoln 4-H Leaders’ Association offers scholarships to Knox-Lincoln 4-H members to be used to attend educational camps and programs. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, as they are submitted, through the summer of 2021, or until available funds run out. Be sure to indicate in your application what date scholarship funds are required by the program.

Applications will be reviewed by the Knox-Lincoln Scholarship Committee. The amount of the scholarships will be determined by the funds available in a given year and the number of qualified applicants. Download the application, or request a paper copy by contacting Pamela Doherty at 207.832.0343 (in Maine 800.244.2104) or

Exciting Upcoming Maine 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafés Pitcher plant in a bog

Maine 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafés take place on Tuesdays from 4:00-4:45 pm. Pre-registration is required.

April 13Bogged Down with Dr. Erin McDonald – From wooden trackways to human remains (including hair and nails!), rare archaeological artifacts are often found preserved in the dark, wet bogs of Ireland. Come learn about the preservation powers of Ireland’s peatlands and the stories of the bog bodies found within them.

April 27—Ocean Acidification’s Impact on Lobster with Dr. Heather Hamlin.

2021 4-H Public Speaking Tournament

The 2021 4-H Public Speaking Tournament will take place virtually over the weekend of April 17-18, 2021. Family, friends, and the general public who wish to support youth can join us for the Awards Ceremony! The Awards Ceremony will be streamed live via Facebook Live, YouTube, and Zoom on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4:00pm. We encourage you to invite anyone you’d like—there is no limit on attendees! Questions about the Maine 4-H Public Speaking Program? Contact Sheila Norman:, 207.942.7396.

4-H for All Club

Come and discover your spark! Maine 4-H is a place to learn new skills, meet new friends, and uncover the possibilities available to you. This opportunity is open to all Maine youth ages 5-19 and their families. New dates have been added!

PurChild drawing with crayonspose: To provide new and potential members and their families a place to learn about 4-H, and to connect youth across the state.

How: The next meeting will be held on April 21st from 6-7 pm via zoom; registration for each date will be closed at 12:00 pm, the day before the meeting. The club will be led by various 4-H staff and guests. Register below!

What’s in it for me? 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.

Why: We would love to have you join and engage in our 4-H program. There is no cost in participating. Monthly meetings will help challenge you to create new goals and discover new passions.

Register for 4-H for All!

4-H Paper Clover Campaign April 28-May 10 at Tractor Supply Co.

Eacwall of Paper Cloversh Spring and Fall, Tractor Supply Co. helps raise money for 4-H programs with the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign. Customers can donate $1 or more to 4-H in-store at the register or online. The funds are used locally for scholarships for 4-Hers to participate in camps and leadership programs. At this time, in-store and outdoor in-person participation by 4-H clubs will not be allowed. Clubs may be allowed to set up an unmanned, in-store display during the campaign. Contact your local store AND local Extension staff for permission and specific set-up and take-down safety guidelines. Participate by donating online or in-store, and tell your friends and family, too! Participate by donating online or in-store, and tell your friends and family, too!

Maine 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Tryouts

The Maine 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl tryouts will be held virtually on April 24 at 11:00 am. This event will serve as the official tryout for the Maine 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team. We do not know what the summer and fall look like for events and practice sessions, but those who make the team may have the opportunity to travel in-person or compete virtually at a regional competition.

Maine 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl tryouts are open to all enrolled 4-H dairy members age 9-18. Youth will be divided into two age categories, Jr. ages 9-11 and Sr. ages 12-18. All youth are required to register prior to April 17. Practice sessions will be required for youth to learn the event software and test their internet connection. Questions about the event can be directed to Tara Marble at or Sadee Mehuren at

4-H Market Lamb Intent for Fryeburg Fair

Youth planning to participate in the Market Lamb program at Fryeburg Fair need to submit the 2021 Fryeburg Fair Market Lamb Intent form by May 17.  An online form is available, otherwise youth can print and mail a copy downloaded from the website.

Update Regarding Maine 4-H Days

The in-person event: Maine 4-H Days has been canceled for 2021.  Information will be shared later in the spring about upcoming 4-H activities for the summer.

4-H Passport Around the World SPIN Clubgraphic depicting international flags and people

Join Maine 4-H and Greenheart Exchange as we travel around the world virtually and meet other teens from across the globe! Meetings will include a brief presentation from a Greenheart Exchange Student, an activity, and Q & A. This SPIN Club is best for ages 12-18 and open to all youth. A minimal supply list will be provided for each activity. Dates are Saturdays April 24 Lebanon, May 8 Armenia, May 22 Slovakia, from 9:30-10:30 AM; and Thursdays, April 29 Moldova, May 13 Romania and 27 Czech Republic from 4:00-5:00 PM register online.

4-H Citizen Science Club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a citizen science club for grades 4-8 meeting weekly 3:30-4:30 p.m. from May 5-June 9.

This virtual 4-H citizen scientists club encourages youth to practice citizen science in their own backyard, with a variety of citizen science opportunities to consider, and report their observations while making connections with fellow citizen scientists in their community and around the state. Youth will need online access and the ability to take and share photos.

The club is free to join; enrollment is limited to 15 members. Register on the 4-H club webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.581.8206 or