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4-H News in Washington County – September 2023

Table of Contents Dates to Remember September 4-H Science Fridays 4-H Project Record 4-H Club Treasurer Report Washington County Fair Washington County 4-H Photo Contest on Display 4-H Science Friday-DNA, Strawberries and You News from the State Dates to Remember September 12–October 17: 4-H Ecological Studies SPIN Club September 14-October 19: 4-H Brave Spaces Virtual […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H to offer virtual sessions for aspiring volunteers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part online informational session for adults interested in becoming 4-H volunteers from 6-7 p.m., Sept. 18 and 25.   “Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey” will provide participants with information about the UMaine Extension 4-H youth development program through four short e-Learning modules. Attendees will also participate in […]

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Virtual Self-Care Is a Verb Program Returns in Sept. 

Registration is open for an online professional development program, Self-Care Is a Verb. This workshop, part of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s professional development program, will be held on Wednesdays, Sept. 19 and 20, 2023, from 1-3 p.m. via Zoom. Participants will join clinical psychologist Wendy Rapaport in learning or getting a refresher of […]

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Washington County 4-H photo contest winners find beauty in animals, people, nature

4-H photographers took home top honors at this year’s annual Washington County 4-H Contest, capturing farm animals, ocean life, flowers and more.  Sponsored by the University of Cooperative Extension, the contest used photography as a meaningful communication tool and to develop life skills in expressive arts. Participants, ages 5-19, were allowed to submit up to […]

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Virtual professional development program Helping To Calm Strong Emotions Returns in Sept. & Oct. 

Registration is open for an online professional development program, “Helping to Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language.” This four-day workshop, part of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s professional development program, will be held on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 2023.  Participants will learn practical strategies for helping […]

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UMaine Extension announces opioid overdose community first responder training in partnership with Rhode Island

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a new online training program to help combat the opioid overdose crisis in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension. The Community First Responder Program aims to provide education and resources to rural Mainers to help recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.  “Drug overdose […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H Science Fridays offer DNA, Strawberries and You on Aug. 18

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Fridays will offer DNA, Strawberries and You. This session will take place on Friday, August 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the Washington County Extension office located on the campus of UMaine Machias, 116 O’Brien Avenue in Machias. Youth participants ages 9-12 will extract DNA from strawberries and make snacks featuring strawberries. The event is free and limited to […]

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4-H in Washington County – August 2023

Dates to Remember August 18: 4-H Science Friday- DNA, Strawberries and You August 18: Come Grow with 4-H Garden Exhibit Registration Deadline August 26 & 27: Washington County Fair, Pembroke August 31–September 4: Blue Hill Fair September 12–October 17: 4-H Ecological Studies (4Est) SPIN Club October 18–December 2: Fall 2023 Maine 4-H Agricultural Ambassadors Program […]

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New 4-H teen leadership program seeks to increase civic engagement

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is accepting applications for a new civic engagement program called Youth Have a Voice.    This nine-month program is open to all Maine teens and recent high school graduates who are interested in taking a more active role in serving their local communities, the state or the country. Participants […]

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UMaine Extension teams up with local libraries to offer food, fun and reading

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is teaming up with three Washington County libraries to offer Food, Fun and Reading classes for youth in grades k-2. Through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Extension and library staff will read a food-related story to participants, lead a hands-on snack making activity and share fun and […]

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