Upcoming Events and Deadlines

QuaranTeen Virtual Science Cafés

June 3: Playing Games to Prevent Diseases on Farms?!??! (Flyer, PDF)
Register for the June 3rd webinar here!
June 10: Your Brain’s Nightlife: The Neuroscience of Sleep and Dreams (Flyer, PDF)
Register for the June 10th webinar here!

Join us each week at our virtual science cafe where you will meet scientists, learn about their work, and participate in informal discussions. We will keep offering virtual cafes each week as long as schools are closed. So, sign up and learn some cool science!!

View previous webinars:
March 25: Benthic Basics: Biological Indicators?
April 1: 3... 2... 1... Liftoff!: Small Satellite Propulsion Systems
April 8: Is It Syrup Yet? The Science Behind Maple Sugaring
April 15: The Making of a CRISPR Cell Line: A Lab Story
April 22: Cisco Science: Conservation & Restoration of Native Fish in the Great Lakes
April 29: Pandemics: Understanding Virology and Immunology
May 6: Plant Biology - Blueberries, Bees, and a Belowground World - sorry, no recording available
May 13: Give a hoot, don’t pollute: Understanding why people value & protect the environment
May 20: A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Professional
Guns, Germs & …Cell phones? Threats to Gorilla Conservation

Registration is required

Distance Learning Socials

Join us each week on Mondays at 3PM as long as schools are closed. Each week a different topic in science, healthy living, and civic engagement will be introduced alongside fun take home challenges. We will meet back up on Thursdays at 3PM to share out our findings. Stay tuned as we post more topics. Open to all youth ages 8+.

Flyer (PDF)

June 1 - Tree ID
Register for the event here!

Registration deadline:

Mondays at noon before the 3:00 event

QuaranTeen Time

Join us every Tuesday at 3 pm for our virtual QuaranTeen Time. Each week a different topic of interest to teens will be presented - it's a great way to learn something new and connect with other teens! Stay tuned as we post more topics. Open to all youth in grades 7-12.

June 2: Understanding the 4Ws of Trail Stewardship (Flyer, PDF)
Register here for this session.

June 9: Brain Facts, Neuroscience and the Vermont Brain Bee (Flyer, PDF)
Register here for this session.

View previous webinars:
Getting College & Career Ready: How to Do a College Search
Getting College & Career Ready: Career Exploration
Getting College & Career Ready: Financial Aid for My Future Plans
How to Match Your Interests with a Promising Career
How to Get Involved in Environmental Change
How to Advocate for Yourself
Youth Voices Matter: A Conversation with Lt. Governor David Zuckerman
Essential Skills for a Successful Future

Registration deadline:

Tuesdays at noon before the 3:00 event

Cloverbuds Connect Challenges

Cloverbud Connects Challenges are issued each Friday and are geared toward youth in grades K-2 (Flyer, PDF). Cloverbuds watch a video that demonstrates an activity and then we challenge you to do the same! Try that activity and record yourself in action and share it back! We're using a password protected system called Flipgrid, only open to those who want in!

So don't delay! The first challenge is out and the second one is lined up and ready to go! Check out this video to learn more! If you're interested in participating, email kimberly.griffin@uvm.edu to sign up and get an access code!

Once you’re in, look for the videos with the yellow star in the top corner – those are the instructional videos and the others are responses. At the top of the screen, just underneath the picture of the kids and the header, on the right side, you’ll see a number the word “Topics” with a down arrow. That number indicates how many different challenges there are and you can get to them by clicking on the arrow.

Feel free to either respond to the videos by clicking on the green response button inside the video you are watching OR you can click on the green button with a plus to add your own video. You can add your own video by then clicking on the white circle with a red camera OR by clicking on the white upload button next to the circle, if you want or record a video using your phone or other device and upload to flipgrid.

 

4-H State Day

4-H State Day is going online this year! We encourage 4-H members to share their exhibits virtually. Unlike past years, exhibits that would have been shown at the regional or county level to qualify for State Day are eligible this year! Below you will find information on how exhibits will be submitted and other information. Please read these documents carefully.

Virtual State Day Packet - PDF
State Day Exhibit Overviews- PDF
Directions for Uploading a Video to YouTube- PDF

Deadline to register and submit exhibits is May 15th, 2020

Registration deadline:

May 15, 2020

Spring into Fun Family Bingo

Join in some family fun this spring by trying to complete any row diagonally, across, or vertically by doing each of the activities in the squares for that row. Can't get enough? Complete the whole card! (Flyer, PDF)

No registration required

Working Steer Video Opportunity

Videos due by

May 20, 2020

Youth Environmental Summit - Save the Date / Submit a workshop Proposal

The Youth Environmental Summit (YES) is an annual event for students in grades 6-12 who want to learn about environmental issues and find ways to take action. Last year we had almost 400 participants register for this event, and we hope to have a great turnout again this year!
This year’s Summit will take place at the Barre Civic Center (or virtually if needed) on Friday, October 30, 2020—Save the Date!
We are looking for workshops on a variety of topics and ideas!  Share what you are doing!
Flyer (PDF)
Submit your workshop proposal here!

Submit a proposal by June 1, 2020

Vermont State 4-H Horse Show

Early registration

June 19, 2020

View our scholarships

Full 4-H Competition Results Listings

4-H Calendar