MMU Annual Takeout Lasagna Dinner: Great opportunity to support MMU
UVM Extension has a lot of FREE programs available to students this Fall. Check out our offerings at our 4-H Announcements page! Youth can learn to code, engage with scientists at teen science cafes, explore environmental issues at the Youth Environmental Summit, become a teen teacher with the TRY Program, participate in the Vermont Science Olympiad, attend a teen leadership weekend and so much more! Learn more at www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/announcements. Contact Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu with questions.
The UVM Extension 4-H program is pleased to offer the following programs this fall.
Bookmark the 4-H Announcements page as more opportunities get added all the time!
VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafes:
Join us this school year for both in-person and virtual cafes where you will meet scientists, learn about their work, explore different science pathways, and engage in hands-on activities and informal discussions. Our first cafe is on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the University of Vermont to learn about "Behind the Scenes: An In-Depth Look at an Autopsy." Learn more here. Open to grades 7-12; all participants must register. See the full schedule of cafes here.
We are starting a new site at Sterling College in Craftsbury and will be having a special workshop on Saturday, Sept. 17 to engage in some hands-on activities and explore what the Sterling cafe site will have to offer. Learn more here. We are also seeking youth in the grades 9-12 to serve as the 4-H Science Ambassadors for this site. Applications are due by Sept. 30. Learn more here.
4-H World Changers- Learn to Code: Vermont 4-H and UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences are joining forces again to bring you another opportunity to learn to code!
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own website? Well, here's your chance! In this 4-H World Changers series, you will learn to design and build a website to take action on something that matters to you! Learn to code and use your voice to make a difference!
We will meet each Thursday from September 29 - November 3, 7:00-8:00 pm ET. Learn more here. Open to grades 5-12; all participants must register by September 29.
Youth Environmental Summit: YES is an annual conference for middle and high school students to learn about environmental issues and get involved in local communities. The mission of YES is to inspire, encourage, and prepare youth for a life of environmental responsibility, service and leadership by increasing awareness and knowledge of environmental issues and fostering leadership skills. At YES participants engage in hands-on workshops, action-inspiring discussions, networking with environmental professionals and like-minded peers, and much, much more! Learn more here. Open to grades 6-12; all participants must register by October 14. YES will be held on October 28 at the Barre Civic Center.
Teens Reaching Youth (TRY) for the Environment: TRY stands for Teens Reaching Youth and is an environmental leadership opportunity for students in grades 7-12. It is an environmental education program taught by teens and designed to increase environmental literacy and responsibility in younger youth. TRY for the Environment connects young people to real-world environmental problems by allowing them to be key change agents contributing to real-world solutions. Learn more here. Applications are due no later than November 7.
VTeen Leadership Weekend: November 18-20, 2022. VTeen Leadership Weekend is a fun-filled weekend developing important skills and traits that will help you stretch and improve your leadership, communication, problem solving, teamwork and other transferable skills to take back and use in your club work, school and community. Learn more here. Open to all youth in grades 7-12.
Vermont Science Olympiad - Teams Wanted: UVM will be hosting the Vermont Science Olympiad on Saturday, April 1, 2023, and we are looking for teams to join us for this exciting day of science competition! We encourage all high schools to form a team (or two, or three!) to participate. Students and teachers alike say it was one of the most inspirational and memorable experiences of their educational life.
Talk to your school about starting a team! We will be hosting a new coaches meeting in September. Date to be posted soon. Contact Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu if interested. Learn more about the Vermont Science Olympiad at: https://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/vermont-science-olympiad
4-H Health HEROES: Are you passionate about mental health, the mind-body connection, and helping others enhance their wellbeing? Join the University of Vermont 4–H Health HEROES program to become a Teen Health and Wellness Ambassador promoting healthy living in your community. Learn more here; open to grades 9-12. Applications are due by Friday, September 9.