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June 2021

4-H Hang Out (online)

June 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, repeating until July 12, 2021

This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series. It’s been a hard year and we could all use some time to hang out and socialize. This club is all about having fun and meeting new people in a small virtual group setting. Join 4-H Teen Leaders, Maddie and Nathan for an hour each week to get to know other youth participating in the 4-H Summer Learning Series. We will be mailing you materials that connect to a…

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4-H Aquaponics Project (online)

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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The 4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project is an experiential learning program where youth will design, construct and maintain their own at-home aquaponics system. Prior experience with aquaponics is not required to participate, and start-up funding will be provided for all project participants thanks to the generosity of the Maine 4-H Foundation. The program leaders will mentor youth through the stages of designing and building an aquaponics system through maintenance and harvest. Youth complete their project independently at home (with adult supervision),…

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Vibing and Tiding: Science on a Cellphone (online)

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Explore the intertidal zone and help with marine science research. In this workshop, we will learn about animals you might find during low tide and use some amazing equipment to take awesome pictures on your phone to identify them. Along the way, we'll learn about invasive species, climate change, species identification, and how you can participate in research by just taking a picture. Please note that the ability to get to the beach and supervision are required (at least once,…

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MyGarden to MyPlate (online)

June 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 6, 2021

Learn about making healthy food choices, where your food comes from, and MyPlate while also learning how to grow and cook with your own vegetables. At the beginning of this four-session series, you will receive an assortment of vegetable seeds and a garden journal that we will use along the way to share the progress of your seeds with your peers. Youth must register for this series by June 9 to have materials shipped to their home. For more information…

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Bee a Scientist (online)

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Join in the challenge to help Maine scientists know where the bees and wasps of Maine are being seen. This session will launch a summer-long citizen science challenge to observe, collect and contribute data about these insects. Maine 4-H Citizen Science club members will introduce the technology and tools needed to collect this information. State Apiarist, Jennifer Lund, will share about the importance of bees and wasps of Maine, why citizen science is important to her work, and how you…

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Is My Maple Business Profitable? Finances for Maple Producers (online)

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 29, 2021

This online course is designed to provide financial management education and to train maple business owners on financial skills they can immediately put to use for their operations. The course will feature four weekly sessions to discuss the cost of production and profitability of maple operations. Assignments will be based on the University of Vermont online maple business tools. Course participants will set financial goals, complete a cost analysis, and develop a sales forecast specific to their operations. The course…

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Nutritional Nuggets (online)

June 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

Join Cooperative Extension as we read a food-related book and then create an amazing snack that goes with the story. Chefs ages 5–8 will be able to create their snacks with very little adult help. Each week we will explore a different food group combination. Learn to follow a recipe, use kitchen measuring tools, and eat what you make. Registration deadline: June 16 For more information and to register, visit the website.    

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Eat Well, Be Well with Summer Snacks (online)

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 14, 2021

Lesson 1 – June 16: Fuel Your Body Using MyPlate. Come and find out how certain foods fuel your body. Lesson 2 – June 23: Choosing Healthy Snacks using the Nutrition label. Learn how to use the nutrition label to choose healthy snacks. Lesson 3 – June 30: Safety In The Kitchen, Learn the Basics of Knife Safety and Knife Skills. Use your new skills to prepare fun vegetable and fruit critters. Lesson 4 – July 14: Healthy Summer Treats.…

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Archaeology: Past, Present and Future (online)

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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In this series of three workshops, we will learn about how archaeologists study the past and how the objects that we make and use today will be studied by future archaeologists. In the first workshop, we will learn about artifacts and how what an object is made of can determine how well it will stay preserved in the ground for archaeologists to find. In the second workshop, we will learn about archaeological sites and how they are mapped. Participants will…

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First-Year in the Lab: Starting Out in Science (online)

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Katie Stevens, a student at UMaine is will meet with youth to talk about her experience as a first-year college student, and what that has meant for her in terms of working in a lab, and experiencing student life. She’s ready to answer any of your questions about the college experience, and the research she does. Registration deadline: June 29 For more information and to register, visit the website.   

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