4-H News

UMaine Extension 4-H agricultural leadership program starts March 15 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a six-week session in its agricultural leadership program for Maine teens on Tuesdays, March 15–April 19, 3:30–5 p.m.  The Spring 2022 Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program will provide Maine youth ages 14–18 online and in-person opportunities to explore career pathways, post-secondary options, current issues in food systems, crop […]

Read more

4-H in Washington County- March 2022

Dates to Remember March 3: Winter Series 4-H SPIN Club: Planting for Spring March 5: Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament, 9:00 a.m. March 5: Washington County 4-H Nature in Focus SPIN Club March 10 – 13:  National Youth Agri-Science Summit  March 12: SNOW DATE for Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament, 9:00 a.m. March […]

Read more

yogurt and berries in mason jar with spoon

UMaine Extension 4-H food science club starts March 22

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a new five-session online food science club for ages 9–13 meeting weekly 3:30–4:30 p.m. March 22–April 19. Participants in the  “4-H Virtual Food Science Club” will explore food science topics, including leavening agents, egg proteins, dairy fermentation, gluten, and browning in fruits and vegetables with hands-on techniques […]

Read more

Nominations sought for Norman W. Duzen community service award

The Washington County Extension Association seeks nominations for the 2022 Norman W. Duzen Volunteer Award, honoring a Washington County resident whose volunteerism has enhanced the lives of community members.  Norman W. Duzen had a special place in his heart for the people of Washington County and donated many hours of his time to make their lives better. University of Maine Cooperative […]

Read more

UMaine Extension 4-H SPIN club on nature, photography starts March 5

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a 4-H Nature in Focus SPIN Club to youth ages 9 to 18 who reside in Washington County beginning March 5 from 10-11:30 a.m.  Remaining dates are April 30, June 4, July 17, Sept.11, Oct.15 and Oct. 26. Participants will explore the outdoors through photography, environmental education, outdoor recreation, and […]

Read more

UMaine Extension 4-H offers sessions for aspiring volunteers March 1, 8

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part online information session for adults interested in becoming Maine 4-H volunteers, 7–8 p.m. March 1 and 8. “Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey Today” will offer participants information about the UMaine Extension 4-H youth development program, options for volunteering and requirements to become a volunteer. Current Extension […]

Read more

4-H in Washington County – February 2022

Dates to Remember February 3: Winter Series 4-H SPIN Club: Pet Treats for Shelters February 5 & 11: UMaine Versant Astronomy Center Programs February 10 – 13: National Youth Healthy Living Summit  February 12: In-person Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Workshop, 10:00 a.m. February 16: 4-H Volunteer Cabin Fever Series, Designing Captivating & fun activities, 6:30 […]

Read more

salt marsh

UMaine Extension 4-H workshop explores Maine’s marshlands, climate change

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an online workshop for youth ages 12–18 years about marshlands and climate change from 1:30–2:45 p.m. Feb. 23. “Maine’s Mysterious Marshlands: Using eDNA to Understand Climate Change” will explore Maine’s salt marshes and their environmental DNA to understand this habitat’s role in the midst of a changing […]

Read more

4-H in Washington County – January 2022

Dates to Remember January 12: A Year in Nature SPIN Club Virtual Meeting  January 17: Office Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 19: 4-H Volunteer Cabin Fever Series, Re-engaging & Motivating Youth, 6:30 p.m. January 22: Virtual 4-H Dog SPIN Club January 24 & 31: Virtual All About Trees SPIN Club January 29: A […]

Read more

UMaine Extension offers Virtual All About Maine Trees 4-H SPIN Club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Virtual All About Maine Trees 4-H SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club for youth ages 9–16. The club will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 31, and Feb. 7, 14 and 22. The program also includes an optional in-person Maple Workshop Day on Feb. 26 in Greenwood.  […]

Read more