Upcoming Events and Deadlines

4-H World Changers: Learn to Code (grades 5-12, registration required)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to program your own game? Well, here's your chance! In this new 4-H World Changers series, you will learn to program a collecting game using p5.js, a JavaScript library created especially for artists and designers. (Flyer, PDF) Register here.

Bovine Bonanza (formally Dairy Challenge)

The 4-H Bovine Bonanza challenges the youth on their bovine knowledge. Some of the challenges have included but are not limited to: feed identification, weights & measures, meat cuts, tool identification, judging, diseases, cheese tasting, parts of the stomach, parts of the cow and breeds. This year we are going virtual. Members 8 to 18 may participate in this virtual event.  Pre-registration is required by going to the link in the flyer.  Information packets will be emailed on February 22 and those participating will have until February 26 to return their answer sheets. Flyer (PDF), register here.

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 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.

Northeast 4-H Teen Virtual Meet & Greet (ages 12+, registration required)

On February 4th from 7-8pm, come mingle with 4-H teens across the northeast. Play games and enjoy some good conversation! Open to youth ages 12+. Flyer, PDFRegister here

Teen Time: Designing Your Future (grades 7-12, registration required)

Join us for this fun and engaging series as you shape your future. This is a three-part series: February 3: Identifying Your Career Interests, February 10: Showcasing Essential Skills, February 17: Navigating Your Own Career Path (Flyer, PDF) Register here.

Teen Time: Shaping Your Future, National 4-H Conference (grades 9-12, application required)

National 4 H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4 H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. At the conference, participants prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. Youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth. Participants not only learn while at the conference: you will be empowered to create positive social change in your communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply your skills in a real-world setting. Application deadline is February 10, 2021; Vermont 4-H will be offering a full scholarship ($325) to 8 Vermont teens to participate! This is a virtual conference. (Flyer, PDF) Apply 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; the Fall Series runs from September 16 - December 16. The Winter Series will run from January 13 - March 17.  See the attached flyer with the schedule of topics for the Winter Series. (Flyer, PDF). Cafe flyers and registration links will be posted soon.


Jan. 27: Harnessing Microbes to Protect the Environment, (Flyer, PDF) Register here
Feb. 3: Ruminant Nutrition: The Symbiotic Relationship Between the Cow and Her Microbes, (Flyer, PDFRegister here
Feb. 10: Secrets in the Rings: What Tree-Rings Can Tell Us About Our Past, Present and Future Environments (Flyer, PDFRegister here
Feb. 17: How We Look Inside A Solar Cell: A Nonlinear Approach to Impedance Spectroscopy (Flyer, PDFRegister here
Feb. 24: Endangered Crops of Vermont, (Flyer, PDFRegister here
Mar. 3: How Psychological Science Can Help You Succeed in ANY Organization (Flyer, PDFRegister here
Mar. 10: Opioids: An Epidemic Within a Pandemic Register here
Mar. 17: Develecology: The Science of How Our Ecosystem Shapes Our Development (Flyer, PDFRegister 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)

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 February 9, 2021, so we may assist you.
Choose between the three different course offerings below. Pre-registration is required. A course Zoom link will be emailed to you no later than one day prior to the start of the program. Class times are eastern standard time.

February Course
Meeting Dates: (during spring vacation in most Northern Vermont districts):  Tuesday- February 23, 2021 and Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Please complete the February Registration Form to pre-register for this course offering.

March Course
Meeting Dates:  Tuesdays- March 16, 23 and 30, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Please complete the March Registration Form to pre-register for this course offering.

April Course
Meeting Dates: (during spring vacation in most Southern Vermont districts):  Tuesday- April 13, 2021 and Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Please complete the April Registration Form to pre-register for this course offering.


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