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July 2022

Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Choose Health, Food, Fun, and Fitness

July 19 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:45 am, repeating until July 21, 2022

An event every day that begins at 10:45 am, repeating until July 28, 2022

This 6-lesson series includes information about nutrition, exercise, and a hands-on cooking experience. Lessons include: learning how to make healthier choices with your hydration; coloring your plate (eating more vegetables and fruit); read it before you eat it (learning how to understand nutritional labels); make half your grains whole (the benefit of eating whole grains); healthier food; fast (how to eat less unhealthy food); and power up your day (the importance of eating breakfast). You’ll learn a ton of new…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Nature Journaling

July 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 2, 2022

In this workshop series, youth learn they can be a scientist anywhere through sketching and observing the natural world around them. We will spend time drawing and writing our observations about what we notice and what we wonder about things we find in nature. Register here: . Registration deadline: June 28. Maximum 15 attendees Open to all youth ages 9–11. 

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: 4-H Citizen Science

July 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 2, 2022

Did you know that YOU are a scientist and can contribute to the science community? This virtual 4–H club encourages youth to practice citizen science in their own backyard, with a variety of science opportunities to consider, and report their observations while making connections with fellow citizen scientists in their community and around the state. Youth will need online access and the ability to take and share photos. Register here by July 1. Maximum 15 attendees. Open to all youth…

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Master Food Preserver Program in Falmouth: Session 4

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Rd
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States

Do you enjoy the art and science of food preservation? Would you like to develop expertise in food preservation? Consider becoming a Master Food Preserver. What is a Master Food Preserver? Master Food Preservers serve to extend Extension’s education programs in food preservation to adults and youth. The Master Food Preserver serves as a volunteer and as a resource in the community to provide the public with research-based information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and USDA. Direct questions…

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Preserving the Harvest: Pickling Basics, July 19, 2022

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County, 9 Olson Road
South Paris, ME 04281 United States

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? This hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basic steps for pickling, canning, and freezing. Participants will receive a “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet, and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to insure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars. Participants may bring their own pressure canner dial gauge to class for a free accuracy test. Please bring…

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Kids Can Can

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 17, 2022

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States

Best for ages 9–14 or those in 4th–8th grades but open to those up to age 18. Strawberry jam, pickles, and salsa—all of these foods can be made from scratch with fruits and vegetables grown in your own garden. Join UMaine Extension staff and volunteers in this hands-on, interactive program that will teach participants how to grow and preserve the garden’s harvest. Each session will begin in the Tidewater Gardens as we harvest the fruits and vegetables needed to make…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Leading in a Mindful Way

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

In this mini-series teens ages12–18 are encouraged to join us as we dive deeper into ourselves through conversation, yoga, mindfulness, breathing techniques, and visualizations. We will also learn about how we can become good leaders by exploring concepts related to intentionality, balance, and flexibility in regard to leadership and personal strengths. Register here . Registration Deadline: July 1. Maximum 16 attendees Open to all Maine youth ages 12 and up  

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Destination Moon Virtual Mission

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on July 20, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Open to incoming grades 7–12. Students connect virtually with a Challenger Staff Member to run this mission in real-time. All that is needed is a laptop/desktop/iPad and an internet connection. A team of researchers is ready to return to the Moon to explore its surface and establish a second habitat for astronauts to live and work. To get there, they’ll launch and fly Blue Origin’s reusable launch vehicle, New Glenn, and explore the Moon’s surface using Blue Origin’s lunar lander,…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Choose Health, Food, Fun, and Fitness

July 20 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:45 am, repeating until July 21, 2022

An event every day that begins at 10:45 am, repeating until July 28, 2022

This 6-lesson series includes information about nutrition, exercise, and a hands-on cooking experience. Lessons include: learning how to make healthier choices with your hydration; coloring your plate (eating more vegetables and fruit); read it before you eat it (learning how to understand nutritional labels); make half your grains whole (the benefit of eating whole grains); healthier food; fast (how to eat less unhealthy food); and power up your day (the importance of eating breakfast). You’ll learn a ton of new…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Learn to Love Pollinators

July 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

Do you like insects? Do you like to explore gardens, meadows, and things that grow? Join this workshop series to learn more about pollinators, and how and why they are important. Each week we will explore something new related to Maine’s pollinators. Activities will include building a pollinating bee, building a nest for native bees, and more. Materials will be provided and mailed to participants. Some gathering of items from outdoors will be required to participate. Register here: . Deadline…

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