4-H Adventures in Health Science

Once again, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H program, in collaboration with Mayo Regional Hospital and C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital, will offer 4-H Adventures in Health Science to students ages 12 to 18. The program offers youth the opportunity to learn about careers in the field of health care through direct interaction with medical professionals who practice in Piscataquis County.

Each program begins with a three-day summer immersion experience. The first will be at Mayo Regional Hospital’s Resource Center in Dover-Foxcroft, on July 15, 16, and 17. The second group will meet at C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville, on July 22, 23, and 24. Both groups will meet from 10:00 to 2:00 each day.

This summer’s area of exploration will be muscles and bones.  Students will meet the experts in the areas of anatomy, phyaical or occupational therapy, eating for strong muscles and bones, emergency care of injuries and injury prevention.  The hands-on activities will be fun as well as educational.

Following the initial event, students will be eligible to participate in all 4-H activities at the local, state, and national levels.  4-H members learn about topics that interest them, do public service projects, and participate in field trips, among many other activities.

Space is limited. To register, contact Sheila Norman at 564-3301 or email sheila.norman@maine.edu.  Applications will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 564-3301.