Announcements (in chronological order)

Cloverbuds Connect Challenges (grades k-2) - ongoing

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.

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)

Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness! (grades 3-6, registration required) - June/July/August

Virtual Interactive Healthy Eating and Active Living Lessons for 3rd-6th Graders!

During a series of six 45- to 60-minute Zoom sessions, your child will participate in nutrition activities, play games and be active with other children.  They will learn about replacing sweetened drinks with low-fat milk and water, eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, eating fewer high-fat and high-sugar foods, and playing actively every day.  Sessions are offered by University of Vermont Extension’s EFNEP and taught by trained Nutrition Educators.  This course may help to fulfill part of the Comprehensive Health Education subject area in your child’s Minimum Course of Study (MCOS).  Four sessions are available, and class size is limited to 20 children. Minimum number of participants required to run each  series. Register for the series of your choice:

Register for Wednesdays @ 10 a.m., June 30 - August 4; NOTE: The June 30 session of this series has been cancelled.

Register for Mondays and Thursdays @ 10 a.m., July 12 - July 29

Note: The July 13 - August 17 (Tuesdays) series has been cancelled

Register for the Full Week session, Monday - Friday @ 9 a.m., August 2-6

For more information, or to request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact efnep@uvm.edu or call 1-877-337-5826.

State 4-H Horse Communications Contest (ages 14-18, registration required) - August 7

Register now for the August 7 State 4-H Horse Communications Content. Show off your horse know-how in one of 3 categories: public speaking, individual demonstration, or team demonstration. Check out this flyer to learn more! (Flyer, PDF)

State 4-H Working Steer Show (ages 8-18, registration required) - August 14

Register now for the State 4-H Working Steer Show on Saturday, August 14 at Bradford Fairgrounds. 4-H'ers will compete in fitting and show, cart class, and stone boat. For more details, check out this Flyer! (Flyer, PDF)

State 4-H Dairy Show

The 4-H State Dairy Show will take place on August 15-16 at the Addison County Field Days site. The State Dairy Show packet will be emailed out to the dairy project member that are age eligible in 4-H Online. To register, please click on this link: 2021 State 4-H Dairy Show Entry. Entries are due by July 23.

State Show Schedule (PDF)

2021 Conformation Classes (PDF)

2021 Show Guidelines (PDF)

2021 Health and ID Requirements (PDF)

VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafe - Leadership Team (grades 9-12, apply by September 1)

Exciting news!! Teen Science Cafes will be back in-person this Fall!!

Cafes are run by teens for teens.

Are you going into grades 9-12 and want to take a leadership role in making these cafes happen?

If so, please read the attached flyer and make sure to apply no later than September 1, 2021! (Flyer, PDF) (Application)


 

VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafes - Coming this Fall!

Coming this Fall we will be, once again, offering in-person teen science cafes. Teen Science Cafés are informal, interactive programs that promote exploration, curiosity and life-long learning about current and cutting-edge ideas in science and technology. Teens engage in lively discussion and hands on learning with experts. The cafes are free and organized by teens for teens. Stay tuned - more information coming soon!

Questions? Email Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu

Save the Date! Youth Environmental Summit (grades 6-12, registration required) - October 29

After a successful virtual summit last year we are happy to announce that the 2021 Youth Environmental Summit will take place in-person on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Barre Civic Center.

We are excited to, once again, be able to bring young people together with environmental professionals, and we hope that you will join us!!
YES is an opportunity to for young people to learn about environmental issues, find their “spark,” and get involved.

At YES participants engage in hands-on workshops, action-inspiring discussions, networking with environmental professionals and like-minded peers, and much, much more!

We are currently seeking workshop proposals. Some of our most popular workshops in the past have been those that led by youth. Have you taken action on an issue? Would you be willing to share what you did?

Workshop proposals are due by August 15. (Flyer, PDF)

Questions? Email Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu

TRY for the Environment - Teen Teachers Wanted (grades 7-12, application required by November 8)

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. Stay tuned - more information coming soon!

Questions? Email Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu

Save the Date! VTeen Leadership Weekend (grades 7-12, registration required) - November 19-21

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. Stay tuned - more information coming soon!

Questions? Email Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu

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