May 2018 York County 4-H News

May 18th, 2018 11:38 AM

4-H Club News

D.O.G.

D.O.G. 4-H Club rabbit clinic

Our club ran a rabbit and cavy education day at tractor supply the day before Easter and was busy with non stop visitors and questions. They did a great job with their posters and presentations! Several of our club members also attended an ARBA show. Abby went for her first time and won Reserve in show with her Himalayan rabbit and Maya won Best in Show with one of her Britannia Petite rabbits.
We are planning another educational presentation for End of June.

 Lucky Charms

This month the lucky charms 4H group had a great time together at the North Berwick Community Center. We made bird seed ornaments, slime and we turned animal feed bags into reusable shopping bags. We also did a fun experiment with milk, dye and dish soap. Finally, we gathered at the Tractor Supply Co. for the spring fundraiser. We sold bird houses, bird seed ornaments, slime, and the shopping bags.

Kidding Around

Kidding Around 4-H Club meeting

At our April meeting, Nate talked to us about planting and all our members went home with small gardens containing seedlings they chose.  It was a great day to be outside.

The club also  hosted a Poultry Clinic on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  Topics covered were everything you need to know to show a chicken or duck at Acton Fair from filling out your forms to showing your bird in the ring.  The Judge from last year at Acton Fair  (Jonathan Myers) was on hand to talk about getting your birds ready for show and showmanship

Nature Kids

Spring brings sawdust for Nature Kids! We have started our woodworking unit by making candy dispensers using wood, hammers, nails, sandpaper and most importantly… TEAMWORK.

York County Shepherds

York County Shepherds practicing felting at their workshop.

Last meeting was in April and we talked about the one theme exhibits for the fairs. We worked on sheep knowledge in small groups and discussed up coming events. June Jamboree is June 9th- 10th. We had a couple of kids do the WHEP camp and loved it!

Dairy Goat Clinic, Sunday May 20th @ 1:30 pm

Reegan and Cole Hussey, independent 4-Hers, are planning a dairy goat clinic at their farm on Sunday, May 20th at 1:30 pm.  They will focus on showing the goats.  The address is:
119 River Road, Biddeford, Maine.
Please contact Sally at 324-2814 or email: sarah.s.farrell@maine.edu so we can let the Hussey’s know how many kids are attending.
4-Hers don’t have to bring their goats to attend, the Hussey’s have some that the kids can work with.

4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Camp

York County 4-Hers from 2 different clubs attended the camp at Bryant Pond 4-H Center during spring break.  Levi Flint and Chloe Lamontagne attended from York County Shepherds 4-H Club.  Trista Hebert, Ellie Judice, and Maya Judice attended from D.O.G. 4-H Club.  There is a state contest being held on May 12th in Gray to determine 4-H members selected to represent Maine at the National WHEP Contest in July.

Exhibit Hall at Ossipee Valley Fair

Ossippee Valley Fair July 10-15,2018
Please join us at Ossippee Valley Fair in the Exhibit Hall this year!  There are One Theme Exhibits, and individual exhibits.  Exhibit information is on the Website www.ossippeevalleyfair.com. Exhibit Setup is Tuesday July 10, 2018 6:00-8:00P.M. or Wednesday July 11, 2018, 9:00-12:00, A.M. Contact Ann Boucher at 207-793-2373 with questions and for exhibit cards.

State 4-H  Presentation Contest

Aurora Azara, Sean Azara, Cadence Echols, and Ella Morris competed in the State 4-H Public Speaking Contest on April 7th at the University of Maine in Orono.  All four won blue ribbons.  Great job kids!

Year 2017 – 2018 

York County 4-H Program “Dates and Facts to Remember” 

4-H is age 5-18. 4-H Age is determined by December 31st. On December 31st your age is what you will be in the new year. In most cases you must be 9 years old to show a large animal project. For 4-H trips you must be 4-H age of 14. Cloverbuds are aged 5-8/Junior members are age 9-11/Intermediate members are age 12-14/Senior members are age 15-18.

The 4-H program year is October 1 to September 30. This was traditionally set up years ago to follow the agricultural fair schedule. Our two County Fairs are: Ossipee Valley Fair in July and the Acton Fair in August.

 

May 18 – 19, 2018     4-H at UMaine program for 4-H members ages 12 – 17.

May 20, 2018            Dairy goat clinic, 1:30 pm, @ 119 River Road, Biddeford, Maine.

June 2018                 Animal Approval forms need to be filled out and signed; Due June 30th. Entries are due to Ossipee Valley Fair. Be sure to get a camping spot if needed/ Check fair website for specific dates. Bring certified embossed approval forms with you if showing animals.

June 30, 2018           Animal Approval/Lease forms are due in Extension office for Dog, Goat, and Sheep.

July 16-20, 2018      Southern Maine 4-H Horse Camp.

June 30-July 7, 2018     Citizenship Washington Focus trip.

July 12 -15, 2018      Ossipee Valley Fair in South Hiram.

July 19-22, 2018       Maine 4-H Days at Windsor Fairgrounds.

July 23-25, 2018      National 4-H WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program) Contest at Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor, Maine.

August 1st, 2018        Acton Fair entries are due in county office.

August 23-26, 2018 Acton Fair.

September 2018       Eastern States “The Big E” Fair.

September 30- October 7, 2018     Fryeburg Fair.

  • Always bring York County 4-H embossed copies of your approval forms with you to the fair if you are showing animals.
  • Approval forms not needed for rabbits or chickens.

State 4-H News

  1. Register Starting June 1st for 2018 Maine 4-H Days
    Maine 4-H Days will take place July 20 – 22, 2018 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you do not have online access, please contact your local county office for paper copies of the forms. Find information and registration materials at: http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/maine-4-h-days/.

Registration opens on June 1st. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Sarah Sparks at sparks@maine.edu or 207.353.5550.

  • Oxford County 4-H June Jamboree
    Oxford County 4-H JuneJamboree Livestock Clinic, Working Steer and Horse Clinic is being held June 8th through June 10th at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg Maine. Workshops are designed for youth completing project work in the areas of sheep, swine, working steer and horse. Horseless riders are also welcome. Rabies vaccines will be available. A  Big E Try Out for Working Steer is being held Sunday Morning.

 

Workshops will include washing, clipping, showmanship, animal handling and learning activities around zoonotic disease.

There is a $20.00 registration fee for everyone attending. Camper space is available and meals will be provided starting with breakfast Saturday morning through lunch on Sunday. Check in begins Friday evening after 5:00P.M. For more information about Oxford County June Jamboree please email cyr@maine.edu or rebecca.mosley@maine.edu. This event is open to 4-H Families from all counties. Adults and youth must preregister online due to insurance regulations and to help with meal and activity planning.

Check with your county office for the online registration link which will be available soon. Registration deadline is May 25th.

  • 4-H Summer Camp Programs – Register Now!
    Registration is open for summer programs at the UMaine 4-H Centers at Blueberry Cove, Bryant Pond, and Tanglewood for youth ages 8-17. Camps start up June 24and run through August 18 with week-long, two-week, and mini-camp sessions to fit your needs. Campers shape their experience through activity choice (STEM, swimming, archery, gardening, watershed and marine ecology, creative arts, boating, drama, group challenge and primitive skills), on adventures and trips, eating delicious home-cooked meals, and in wicked evening programs. Teen Leadership Programs build conscious young adults, through teamwork and community stewardship, and teach canoeing/backpacking skills while exploring Maine’s beautiful woods and waterways. Special scholarships for 4-H youth from the Maine 4-H Foundation and some scholarships for Conservation Education camps through Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at Tanglewood and Bryant Pond. To learn more visit: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/camps/ or contact your local office.
  • 2018 American Goat Federation Youth Scholarship Program

 

To encourage education and development of youth involved in the goat industry, AGF will accept scholarship applications from qualifying youth who enter and complete all requirements of the program. Projects must be received at the AGF office by August 20, 2018 and the Scholarship Application accompanied by a short biography must be received at the office No Later than 30 days prior to August 20, 2018.   Entries will be judged by an independent panel and winners will be announced September, 2018.

Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 20, and under the age of 21 as of September 30, 2017. Applicants must be a member of the American Goat Federation, the child, grandchild, great grandchild or step child, step grandchild or step great grandchild of a member of the American Goat Federation, or of any of the following member organizations of the American Goat Federation.

  • The American Boer Goat Association (including Jr Association)
  • The American Dairy Goat Association
  • Alabama Meat Goat and Sheep Producers Association
  • Cashmere Goat Association
  • Texas Sheep and Goat Breeders Association

For more information visit: https://americangoatfederation.org/education/why-should-you-care-about-scrapie/youth-scholarship-program/

 

  1. Maine 4-H Project Records, Reflection Tools and Digital Badges!
    Maine 4-H is excited to roll out new 4-H project records, reflection tools and opportunities for digital badges.

A team has been working to design the new records aligned with research and connections to Maine’s commitment to proficiency based education in mind. We know that these won’t be perfect and are anxious to have YOU help us try them out and be part of the process. The new records are now posted online and can be found on the state 4-H website.  Direct links are available here.

  • Project Record – Advanced (Word| PDF)
  • Project Record – Beginner (Word| PDF)
  • Project Record – Cloverbud (Word| PDF)
  • Project Record – Intermediate (Word| PDF)
  • Portfolio (Word | PDF)

We are also planning a few ways for you to be part of the team to ask questions and give feedback.

  • Join our Google classroom community. This will be a place where volunteers and youth members are able to share real time feedback about these tools.  To join:
  • Sign in to Classroom at classroom.google.com.
  • On the homepage, click Add   Join class.
  • Enter the code  d9jmty and click Join.
  • Participate in our live feedback sessions.  Please save the date for feedback sessions.  These will be conducted using Zoom.  Register for these sessions with KymNoelle Hopson at 207.353.5550 or kymnoelle.hopson@maine.edu.
  • 9/11/18 from 6:0pm-8:00 pm

 

We are looking forward to having YOU as part of our team. If you have any questions please contact Kristy

Ouellette, kristy.ouellette@maine.edu or 207.353.5550, extension 12.

Master Gardener Class – May 15

May 17th, 2018 3:13 PM

This week we will cover Botany Part II and Risk Management in the MG program.

Review the Botany Primer Pages 42-56 on Flowers and Inflorescences and Reproduction and Fruits.

Volunteerism – Review this section of your Volunteerism Chapter:

Videos

May 8 – Master Gardener Class

May 11th, 2018 2:56 PM

This week’s class will be on insects in the home garden – friends and foes… with UMaine Extension Entomologist, Clay Kirby

Here are two resources from this week’s class on Preserving the Harvest: Master Food Preserver Program and Food Preservation Hands On Workshops

Resources to Review for this Week’s Class on Home Garden Entomology (Bugs!)

Entomology (password protected chapter) see your email for password

Submitting an Insect Specimen

Insect Pest Fact Sheets

Home Garden Insect Photo Library

 

Master Gardener Class – May 1

May 3rd, 2018 1:28 PM

This week’s class will be on Home Garden Food Preservation and Food Insecurity in Maine.

Homework:

Food Preservation fact sheets and resources: 

Let’s Preserve: Food Canning Basics

Steps to Success in Home Canning

Links to Let’s Preserve Series as a Reference

Hunger and Food Insecurity Information: 

Hunger in Maine Good Shepherd Food Bank

Hunger Pains: Wide Spread Food Insecurity Threatens Maine’s Future

Overcoming the Silence of Generational Poverty

Videos:

2017 Maine Hunger Dialogue 

 The American Food Disparity: The Story of America’s 49 Million Food Insecure   –  This video is 41 minutes long, but tells an excellent story of how our food policy has been shaped from the days of the Great Depression to Today

Reminder: Take Home Review # 2 due in class on May 8th. 

Master Gardener Class – April 24

April 25th, 2018 4:18 PM

Next week our class will focus on Plant Disease Management in the Home Garden with Alicyn Smart.

Homework:

Review the Disease Cycles and Plant Pathology sections of your Pest Management chapter. Note: Both of these sections of your chapter are password protected. You have been given the password in the email with the link to this blog.

Take Home Review #2 is due in class on May 8th

Take Home Review # 2 (word)

Take Home Review # 2 (pdf)

Master Gardener Class – April 17

April 19th, 2018 1:03 PM

Hi All,

I have decided to give you one more week before your next take home review so we can even out the material covered a little better. I will give you the take home next week and include this coming week’s class on Pesticide Safety.

Homework:

Please review the Pesticide Safety chapter of your manual including the YardScaping section

 

Master Gardener Class – April 10

April 12th, 2018 2:25 PM

This coming week our class will be on Growing Vegetables in Maine part II.

Homework:

Please review the vegetable chapter of your online manual. Familiarize yourself with the resources here. You do not have to read every fact sheet in detail.

Your next take home review will come next week

Master Gardener Class – April 3

April 4th, 2018 7:27 PM

Great pruning field trip at Berry Best Farm yesterday and our hosts were so wonderful I look forward to seeing most of you on Saturday at the MG Annual Meeting. We have a great agenda planned and we will introduce you to many other active Master Gardener Volunteers in York County and launch our program planning.

This coming week our class will be on Growing Vegetables in Maine part I.

Please Review this fact sheet on Pruning Woody Landscape Plants and how to do a 1-2-3 Cut

Homework:

Please review the vegetable chapter of your online manual. Familiarize yourself with the resources here. You do not have to read every fact sheet in detail

 

March 2018 York County 4-H News

March 30th, 2018 1:10 PM

4-H Club News

D.O.G.

Rabbit Clinic by D.O.G. 4-H Club at Tractor Supply in Scarborough on March 31st from 9:30 - 1:00 pm

The D.O.G. Club is having their rabbit clinic at Tractor Supply in Scarborough from 9:30 – 1 pm on March 31st.

 Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms 4-H Meeting

The Lucky Charms club has been busy! We’ve elected new officers, built bird houses and planned a spring fundraiser. We had two members participate in the public speaking contest and some of the February vacation workshops. Our next activity meeting will be messy, we’ll be making slime! Happy Spring!
Kidding Around

Kidding Around 4-H Meeting

 

Our February meeting was a fun one.  Sally came and did a power point presentation on vermicomposting (worm farming) and each member made their own worm composting bin.

At our March meeting, we learned how to make an inexpensive incubator and hatch and raise chicks.  There were lots of little chicks for the kids to play with and they helped Nate put bands on the chicks.

Kidding Around 4-H club will be hosting a Poultry Clinic on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. at 119 Shaws Ridge Road, Sanford, Maine. 

You will learn everything you need to know to show a chicken or duck at Acton Fair from filling out your forms to showing your bird in the ring.  You can bring your birds if you want, but you do not have to.  The Judge from last year at Acton Fair  (Jonathan Myers) will be on hand to talk about getting your birds ready for show and showmanship

Please bring a lawn chair.

RSVP to Debbi Cole at  Debbi@kennebunklaw.com or 207-469-8714.

Nature Kids

Nature Kids at their 4-H meeting.
Nature Kids kicked off 2018 with their cooking unit! They have learned
the importance of hand-washing and how to set the table. They were busy
in the kitchen making pancakes tortillas and chocolate chip cookies.
Many club members were able to participate in the county public speaking
contest.

York County Shepherds

York County Shepherds practicing felting at their workshop.

We had a demo done by Aidan about his lambing season. We discussed our one theme club project for the fairs. We picked a theme. We did a felted wool car diffuser as a craft.  Club members also attended the felting and painting workshops.

Pictures from Workshops were Offered Over February Vacation:

Robotics

Robotics workshop

Felting

 

Felting workshop

 

Public Speaking

PS_workshop

Painting

Painting workshop

Chopped

Eat Well "Chopped Workshop"

 

York County Presentation Contest

York County 4-H Public Speaking Contest

A county presentation contest was held on  March 10th.  We had 10 participants.  We have six 4-H youth from York County who qualified to compete at the State 4-H Presentation Contest at Maine on April 7th.  great job kids and leaders in preparing for the competition.  We had great presentations from Cloverbuds who will get their chance at the state contest when they reach official 4-H age.

Year 2017 – 2018 

York County 4-H Program “Dates and Facts to Remember” 

4-H is age 5-18. 4-H Age is determined by December 31st. On December 31st your age is what you will be in the new year. In most cases you must be 9 years old to show a large animal project. For 4-H trips you must be 4-H age of 14. Cloverbuds are aged 5-8/Junior members are age 9-11/Intermediate members are age 12-14/Senior members are age 15-18.

The 4-H program year is October 1 to September 30. This was traditionally set up years ago to follow the agricultural fair schedule. Our two County Fairs are: Ossipee Valley Fair in July and the Acton Fair in August.

March 31, 2018       D.O.G. Rabbit Clinic at Tractor Supply in Scarborough from 9:30 – 1:00 pm.

April 1, 2018             Eastern States Horse approval forms/lease forms due in county office.

April 1, 2018             Enrollments due for new 4-H members.

April 3, 2018             4-H Leader’s Meeting @ 7:00 pm in the county office.

April 7, 2018            State Wide Public Speaking Contest – Orono

April 8, 2018            Snow date for April 7th – Public Speaking Contest – Orono

April 7-12, 2018       National 4-H Conference trip to Washington, D.C.

May 1, 2018               “Intent to sell” Market Lamb forms due in county office.

May 1, 2018              Animal Approval/Lease forms due in county office for Dairy and Working Steer.

May 1, 2018              Go online to “Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors” for livestock insurance to      show at the fairs or provide evidence of $1,000,000 homeowners insurance to show at the fairs.

May 12, 2018           Poultry Clinic 1 pm, hosted by Kidding Around  4-H Club, rsvp to:

debbi@kennebunklaw.com or call 207-469-8714.

May 18 – 19, 2018     4-H at UMaine program for 4-H members ages 12 – 17.

June 2018                 Animal Approval forms need to be filled out and signed; Due June 30th. Entries are due to Ossipee Valley Fair. Be sure to get a camping spot if needed/ Check fair website for specific dates. Bring certified embossed approval forms with you if showing animals.

June 30, 2018           Animal Approval/Lease forms are due in Extension office for Dog, Goat, and Sheep.

July 16-20, 2018      Southern Maine 4-H Horse Camp.

June 30-July 7, 2018     Citizenship Washington Focus trip.

July 12 -15, 2018      Ossipee Valley Fair in South Hiram.

July 19-22, 2018       Maine 4-H Days at Windsor Fairgrounds.

July 23-25, 2018      National 4-H WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program) Contest at Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor, Maine.

August 1st, 2018        Acton Fair entries are due in county office.

August 23-26, 2018 Acton Fair.

September 2018       Eastern States “The Big E” Fair.

September 30- October 7, 2018     Fryeburg Fair.

  • Always bring York County 4-H embossed copies of your approval forms with you to the fair if you are showing animals.
  • Approval forms not needed for rabbits or chickens.

State 4-H News

  1. Save the Date for 2018 Maine 4-H Days
    Maine 4-H Days will take place July 20 – 22 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you are interested in helping to plan next year’s event, please contact Jessy Brainerd at brainerd@maine.edu or 207.581.3877.
  2. Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee
    July will be here before you know it, and we are looking for a few good volunteers to join the fantastic current Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee. Joining this committee gives you the chance to help come up with ideas and plans for one of our biggest statewide events! If you are interested in joining the Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee, or have general questions/comments/recommendations about the event, please email brainerd@maine.edu, or call 207.581.3877.
  3. Come to Orono for the 2018 4H@UMaine May 18-19!
    Planning has started and the wheels are in motion thanks to the efforts of a tremendous team! We are looking forward to another great event this year, and there are some exciting changes in the works! Stay tuned for details. For more information about 4-H@UMaine, contact Greg Kranich atkranich@maine.edu or 207.581.3292.
  4. Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
    Start making plans now to visit our Nation’s Capital during the week of June 30 to July 7, 2018. CWF is a leadership program conducted by the National 4-H Council for high school youth ages 14 to 18. Delegations of 4-Hers from across the country spend six days touring the city and attending leadership skill-building workshops. This summer, the Maine delegation will travel down on June 30 and travel home July 7, 2018. You will stay at the National 4-H Conference Center just outside Washington, DC. Visiting the most popular sites in Washington, DC will be a part of the trip, including spending the 4th of July in our nation’s capital. There is a mandatory orientation for Maine delegates on April 28th, 2018.  For more information visit http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/citizenship-washington-focus/. Contact your county 4-H office for details about how to be a part of this experience if you don’t hear from them very shortly. All county offices have different criteria/dates to apply, so please contact them ASAP.
  5. 4-H Healthy Relationships Teen Council Meeting March 19th
    In February, Maine 4-H sent 7 teens to the Healthy Living Summit in Washington D.C. As part of the trip the group created an action plan to bring back to Maine to implement. They chose to focus on helping other youth establish healthy relationships in all aspects of their lives including families, significant others, and friends, in part by helping them to understand their own self-worth. Their goal is to empower kids to connect and create an environment full of healthy relationships. The team will be meeting virtually via Zoom on Monday March 19th 5:00 – 6:30PMand welcome any other youth ages 14-18 who would like to participate in this action plan. For more information about the action plan you can visit our live video at https://www.facebook.com/UMaineExtensionCumberland/videos/10155351926926938/. If you are interested in participating please email Sara Conant, conant@maine.edu or call the Cumberland County Extension office at 207.781.6099.
  1. 2018 American Goat Federation Youth Scholarship Program
    To encourage education and development of youth involved in the goat industry, AGF will accept scholarship applications from qualifying youth who enter and complete all requirements of the program. Projects must be received at the AGF office by August 20, 2018 and the Scholarship Application accompanied by a short biography must be received at the office No Later Than 30 days prior to August 20, 2018.   Entries will be judged by an independent panel and winners will be announced September, 2018.Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 20, and under the age of 21 as of September 30, 2017. Applicants must be a member of the American Goat Federation, the child, grandchild, great grandchild or step child, step grandchild or step great grandchild of a member of the American Goat Federation, or of any of the following member organizations of the American Goat Federation.
  • The American Boer Goat Association (including Jr Association)
  • The American Dairy Goat Association
  • Alabama Meat Goat and Sheep Producers Association
  • Cashmere Goat Association
  • Texas Sheep and Goat Breeders Association

For more information visit: https://americangoatfederation.org/education/why-should-you-care-about-scrapie/youth-scholarship-program/
7.  4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Wildlife Education Training Event April 19-20th Please hold the date!
Maine will host the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program this July at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia. In preparation, Maine 4-H will have a training event to prepare and select a team to compete in the national event. On April 19th and 20th the Maine 4-H program will host an overnight educational training program and team selection. Plans include an ongoing WHEP event and participation in the national program each year. More information will follow. Cost will be $25 per member all meals and materials included. The training will be held at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Training is open to all youth ages 8-19. Studying a science-based manual, participants:

  • Learn wildlife terms and concepts
  • Learn about wildlife habitat
  • Learn how to judge the quality of wildlife habitat
  • Learn about wildlife habitat management practices
  • Learn about wildlife damage management

To learn more, go to: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/whep/ or www.facebook.com/mainewhep or contact Sally Farrell, sarah.s.farrell@maine.edu or 207.324.2814.
8.  Registration Now Open for 2018 Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge

UMaine-led STEM Competition for Maine Middle School and High School Youth Focused on Renewable Energy, Innovation, and Economic Development Slated for May 18, 2018.

The Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, hosted by the University of Maine, asks teams of students to design and construct a floating platform for a scale model wind turbine, and then delivers a presentation to a panel of expert judges. The event is designed for student teams with a diverse range of experience. We encourage all middle and high school students to participate.

UMaine staff work with teachers or advisors throughout the design and build process. Teams are presented with a guidebook and a simulated test turbine to test their platform prior to competition day.

Participation is free, and a limited number of travel stipends are available to schools with demonstrated need.

We recently published this ~2 minute video highlighting the design, build, and test process with youth from King Middle School in Portland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf2sNWIjngQ

High School Teams are teams of 4 or less high school students. Members of the top qualifying team will be offered an internship at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, contingent upon their enrollment at UMaine, valued more than $20,000.

Middle School Teams are teams of up to 10 middle school students. These groups will test their platform and provide a presentation, just like high school teams, but they will not be considered for the internship award. An alternative award will be granted to the members of a winning middle school team.

For more information, contact Marcy Smith at marcys@maine.edu

 

9.   Maine 4-H Project Records, Reflection Tools and Digital Badges!

Maine 4-H is excited to roll out new 4-H project records, reflection tools and opportunities for digital badges.

A team has been working to design the new records aligned with research and connections to Maine’s commitment to proficiency based education in mind. We know that these won’t be perfect and are anxious to have YOU help us try them out and be part of the process. The new records are now posted online and can be found on the state 4-H website.  Direct links are available here.

  • Project Record – Advanced (Word| PDF)
  • Project Record – Beginner (Word| PDF)
  • Project Record – Cloverbud (Word| PDF)
  • Project Record – Intermediate (Word| PDF)
  • Portfolio (Word | PDF)

We are also planning a few ways for you to be part of the team to ask questions and give feedback.

  • Join our Google classroom community. This will be a place where volunteers and youth members are able to share real time feedback about these tools.  To join:
  • Sign in to Classroom at classroom.google.com.
  • On the homepage, click Add   Join class.
  • Enter the code  d9jmty and click Join.
  • Participate in our live feedback sessions.  Please save the date for feedback sessions.  These will be conducted using Zoom.  Register for these sessions with KymNoelle Hopson at 207.353.5550 or kymnoelle.hopson@maine.edu.
  • 9/11/18 from 6:0pm-8:00 pm

We are looking forward to having YOU as part of our team. If you have any questions please contact Kristy

Ouellette, kristy.ouellette@maine.edu or 207.353.5550, extension 12.

Master Gardener Class – March 27

March 30th, 2018 7:38 AM

This week will be a “hands on” pruning workshop at Berry Best Farm at 33 Colburn Way, Lebanon. We will meet at the farm at 10:00 AM and be there until noon. Please dress for the outdoors and wear appropriate shoes for wet areas though the snowpack should be almost gone by then. If you have hand pruners and loppers please bring them along.

Please review your Pruning Tree Fruit chapter and the pruning section of the Growing Highbush Blueberries and the associated Pruning Video