UMaine Extension 4-H SPIN vernal pool club starts Apr. 24

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and Downeast Coastal Conservancy will offer a short-term, in-person 4-H club about vernal pools. Intended for youth in grades 4, 5 and 6, the special interest, or SPIN, club will meet from 2:30-4:00 p.m. on Mondays from April 24 – May 22. The club will meet at the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, 2 Kilton Lane in Machias and Middle River Park.

This club will focus on exploring vernal pools ecosystems, making observations, and learning about how species rely on vernal pools.The club is free; registration is required. There is a maximum of fifteen participants.  Register and find more information on the program webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.255.3345;

4-H is a community for all kids with programs that suit a variety of backgrounds, interests, budgets and schedules. Programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Participants complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.