4-H in Washington County – March 2021

Dates to Remember

Tuesdays in March: 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafes, 4:00 p.m.

March 9: 4-H Winter Activity Series County Share, 5:30-6:15 p.m.

April 16-18: Maine State 4-H Public Speaking Tournament

April 18: 4-H Public Speaking Tournament Awards Ceremony, 4:00 p.m.

April 28 – May 10: Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Co. in Calais


4-H Volunteer Survey

4-H Volunteers please watch your email for a survey from Brittany Foster, 4-H Youth Development Professional.  She will be contacting you to gather information on best times to meet with her about your 4-H experience.


4-H Winter Activity Series

A reminder for those participating in the 4-H Winter Activity Series that the virtual county share out will be held on March 9 at 5:30 p.m.  Brittany Foster will send a ZOOM link for this event.

Herb seedlings planted as part of the 4-H Winter Activity Series.









Current Open 4-H Programs 

There are many ways to be involved with 4-H. Check them out to find which interests you! 

Maine 4-H Virtual Science Cafes

4-H Aquarium Club 

4-H For All Club 

4-H Passport Around the World Club 

4-H Sustainable Fisheries Club


Paper Clover Campaign – April 28 – May 10 at Tractor Supply Co. in Calais

paper cloversEach Spring and Fall, Tractor Supply helps raise money for 4-H programs with the Paper Clover campaign where customers donate $1 to 4-H at the register. The funds are used for scholarships for camps and leadership events.

You can contribute by:

1) Donating in the store

2) Donating online at checkout when you make a purchase


Food, Fun and Reading Program

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is offering a free, online read-aloud program for youth ages four to nine beginning March 9 from 3:30–4:15 p.m. The series continues each Tuesday through April 13.

FoodFun, and Reading” will feature an interactive activity about MyPlate, based on the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines, and a read-aloud story with a different Washington County library each week.

The series is free; registration is required. Register on the program webpage  [extension.umaine.edu/washington/foodfunreading/]. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.255.3345; rita.stephenson@maine.edu.
Food, Fun and Reading Information


4-H News from the State

Exciting Upcoming Maine 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafes
Maine 4-H Virtual Teen Science cafes are back for 2021! The sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 4:00 -4:45 pm. Pre-registration is required, and registration links are online.

  • March 9 – Tom Rounsville joins us to talk about his field research involving bobcat populations.
  • March 16 – Our guest is Allison Gardiner, a medical entomologist whose research focuses on the ecology of infectious diseases of humans and wildlife that are transmitted by arthropod vectors, such as mosquitoes or ticks.
  • March 23 – Join Sean Birkel of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, whose research utilizes climate modeling and data visualization to better understand climate variability and future impacts from human activity.
  • March 30 – Colt Knight of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will talk about pigs and cows- From Farm to Table and Beyond.

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. If you are interested in participating in the Maine 4-H Public Speaking Program and need assistance in any way, please contact us to discuss your needs. We are committed to making 4-H programs accessible to all youth, regardless of internet or technology access.
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.