Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Cloverbuds Connect Challenges (grades k-2)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Volunteer Workshops (registration required)
Join other volunteers from around the state in this series of monthly workshops led by Allison Smith, 4-H Youth Learning Experiences Coordinator. Topics range from creating fun and welcoming virtual spaces for youth to club financial management to robotics! Check out the flyer for details on topics offered. These workshops will be opportunities to stay connected with other volunteers, get your questions answered, and get some tricks to help you navigate 4-H more easily. You can register for the workshops that you wish to attend here.
VTeen Science Exploration! (grades 7-12, registration required)
Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:45 pm at our weekly virtual teen science cafe where you will meet a scientist, learn about their work, explore different science pathways, engage in informal discussions and ask questions. Open to all youth in grades 7-12 in Vermont and beyond; starts September 16 - December 16 and then resume in January 2021. See the attached flyer with the schedule of topics (Flyer, PDF). TOPICS TO BE EXPLORED:
Nov 18: The Power of the Small: Why Nanomaterials are Unique, (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Nov 25: Privacy on the Internet: Why Does It Matter and How Do We Get It? (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Dec 2: Three Dimensional (3D) Cell Culture: Why Flat Stanley is a Great Learning Tool ... But Not for Studying Cells, (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Dec 9: Breaking Bad: DNA Double Strand Break Repair with DNA Polymerase Theta (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Dec 16: Biomimetic Membranes and Nanotechnology, (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Watch Teen Science Cafe recordings here.
TRY for the Environment - Apply to be a Teen Teacher! (grades 7-12, application required)
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. NEW for 2020-2021: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the TRY program will be limited to two content areas. Each content area will consist of three, 45 minute lessons that are designed to be delivered virtually - either when students are in the classroom or at home. As in past years, teens will be required to teach the lessons to two different groups of students. We will offer the TRY teaching opportunity to teens twice - Session 1 (January - March with training in December) and Session 2 (March - May with training in February). 10 teams will be accepted for each session - 5 teams in each content area. Learn more and apply: Flyer, PDF.
Babysitting (grades 5-8, registration required)
Tuesdays, January 12, 19 and 26, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: The Youth Babysitting course is designed to help middle school and teenaged youth learn what it takes to be a responsible, caring, trustworthy, competent, capable, and safe babysitter. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lindy Birch by December 18, 2020, so we may assist you. Pre-registration is required. Submit the Babysitting online registration and a course link will be emailed to you no later than one day prior to the start of the program.
Virtual Quiz Bowl Practices
Virtual Quiz Bowl Practices: one about horses, the other about sheep and goats. Intended for beginners and intermediates. Both at 7 p.m. on Monday December 14th. The UVM Collegiate 4-H Club is putting on these events. Join the fun, see how much you know, and perhaps learn some new things. Registration (Flyer, PDF) closes Friday December 11th.
4-H Speak Up Contest (grade 3-12):
Part of civic engagement, a key mission of the 4-H program, is helping young people use their voice to drive change in their communities. The 4-H Speak Up contest encourages youth to explore and share their thoughts and ideas. Enter a video for a chance to be heard! Contest ends November 30; prizes will be awarded to the winner in each age category. Learn more (Flyer, PDF) and register here. Additional resources: Tips and Tricks for a Winning Video (PDF) and How to Use Flipgrid and Create or Upload Your Video (PDF).
Full 4-H Competition Results Listings