UMaine Extension offering forest health 4-H club in Harrington
University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free, four-session 4-H club focused on forest health.
Designed for youth ages 8-11, the in-person club aims to explore the beauty and abundance of Maine’s local forests while learning about the importance and resilience of forests as ecosystems. Through hands-on activities, participants will create a “tree tale” bracelet based on growth ring data, “read” tree cookies and develop skills in tree identification.
The club will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Nov. 20 and 27 and Dec. 4 and 11, at the Gallison Memorial Library, 11 Center St.
The forest health 4-H special interest, or SPIN, club is part of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s commitment to providing engaging and educational opportunities for youth. Through the SPIN club series, participants ages 9-18, along with a volunteer, explore a subject of interest over several sessions. Topics range from the natural world, heritage arts, science and technology, to photography, music, gardening, sports and more.
Spaces are limited to ten participants, early registration is encouraged. Visit the program’s webpage to sign up. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Tara Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org; 207.255.3345.