THRIVE Workshops for Schools - Schedule Today!
4-H has been helping youth thrive for over 100 years! Through experiential learning activities we deliver high quality programs framed in a positive youth development context. Let us work with your middle and high school students to intentionally focus on the development of critical life skills / transferable skills. Contact Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu for more information and to schedule your workshop. (Flyer, PDF)
Vermont Science Olympiad Coaches Workshops - Get a Team Started!
Calling all STEM enthusiasts!
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.
Learn more about the Vermont Science Olympiad at: https://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/vermont-science-olympiad
Contact Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu with any questions.
VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafes - 2022-2023 School Year Schedule
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. (Overall Schedule Flyer, PDF)
Registration is required for all cafes. All participants attending an in-person cafe must complete the Teen Science Cafe Permission Forms.
Open to all youth in grades 7-12 in VT and beyond!
2022-2023 Series Schedule @ UVM, Saturdays, 5:00-7:00 pm
Sept 24: Behind the Scenes: An in Depth look at an Autopsy (Flyer, PDF)
Jan 21: AgroTek Innovation (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Feb 11: It is Rocket Science: How to Design, Build, and Fly Homemade Rockets (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Mar 25: Flow Cytometry Technology: Unraveling the Complexity of Tissues, Oceans, Crops…..and Vaccines (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Apr 15: Joining Neurology, Muscles and Machines to Enhance Health and Mobility (Flyer, PDF) Register here
May 6: Potato Batteries and Exploding Gummies: A Peek into the World of Chemistry (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Virtual Cafes, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
EXTRA Science Spark Workshops
Recordings of all virtual teen science cafes can be viewed on our YouTube Channel.
Contact Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu with any questions.
4-H World Changers: Learn to Code - starts September 29
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!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu
Science Spark Workshop - Oct 1
We have an amazing opportunities to "spark"your interest in neuroscience!
- Oct 1, 1-3 pm: Human Brain Anatomy- a hands-on laboratory experience! (Flyer, PDF) Register here and make sure to complete the Oct 1 Permission Form Note: limited to 30 youth, UVM site UPDATE: registration is now closed; please email to inquire about any available spots.
Questions? Reach out to Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu
Youth Environmental Summit - October 28
Speak Out. Act Up. Be the Change.
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. At YES participants engage in hands-on workshops, action-inspiring discussions, networking with environmental professionals and like-minded peers, and much, much more!
This year’s Summit will take place at the Barre Civic Center on October 28, 2022 —Join Us!
See what is all about; watch this short video clip - click here
Do you have a project to share? We would like environmental clubs / school groups /individuals to showcase environmental projects you have done by bringing a tabletop or poster display. This is a great way to share ideas with other students!
Due to a few generous sponsors will we be able to offer FREE registrations to all students and their adult chaperones this year. However, we ask school groups to limit registration to 20 students; there must be a 1:10 student-adult chaperone ratio.
Questions? Please contact Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu or call 866-260-5603 x 402
TRY for the Environment: Apply to Be a Teen Teacher! - Applications due by Nov. 7
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 includes five program areas to connect young people to real-world environmental problems allowing them to be key change agents contributing to real-world solutions. The program areas include: renewable energy, waste solutions, food systems, forests & trees, and water.
Adults mentors should review the Adult Mentor position description (Flyer, PDF)
If you are interested in applying for this program, then follow the Application Directions (Flyer, PDF).
Teen teachers will need to have a parent/guardian sign the TRY Permission Form (Flyer, PDF).
Adult mentors may need to complete the 4-H Volunteer Application (Flyer, PDF).
TRY Sample Emails are available for teams to use as they reach out to teachers in their efforts to secure classrooms to teach: Energy (Flyer, PDF), Waste Solutions (Flyer, PDF); 4-H2O (Flyer, PDF); Forests & Trees (Flyer, PDF); Food Systems (Flyer, PDF)
Questions? Email Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu
VTeen Leadership Weekend - November 18-20
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.
OPEN TO ALL! (Flyer, PDF)
We welcome ALL teens in grades 7-12 who want to improve their life and leadership (transferable) skills and make a difference in their club,
community and our world!
- Fun activities
- Skill building games
- Action planning
- Meet new friends
- Just for teens!
The cost of the weekend has been reduced from $340 to only $155 due to generous gifts from the State 4-H Foundation, Vermont Mutual Insurance and the Cordelia Family Foundation. The registration fee includes two nights lodging at the Lake Morey Resort, all meals and snacks, and activity supplies.
REGISTER HERE. Space is limited to 50 youth.
Contact Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu with questions.
2022 Competition Results
4-H At Home
4-H At Home offers activities and resources that youth and families can use for self-guided learning and fun on a variety of topics.
Scholarship opportunities are available for 4-Hers and 4-H volunteers to reduce the cost of participating in educational programs.
Teen Science YouTube Channel
Watch Teen Science Cafe session recordings online