The Maine Edge reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a Robotics Expo for youth ages 5-18 on October 19 at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. Activities are planned for those participating in or interested in a 4-H robotics program. Representatives from UMaine’s College of Engineering are also expected to attend the expo.
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Lisa Phelps, University of Maine Cooperative Extension program administrator, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network about 4-H for an article on the organization’s 100th birthday. Phelps said even though technology has advanced since the organization’s start, the mission of the UMaine Cooperative Extension’s youth development program remains the same. From the start, the program aimed to help plant new knowledge into old homesteads by teaching children the latest science. The radio station Q 106.5 also included an article previewing the program’s annual awards banquet on October 19, 2013.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension is co-sponsoring the 24th Annual Maine Beef Conference on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Bangor. The topics will be on Keeping Your Herd Healthy. For more information and to register go to the Cooperative Extension Livestock page at http://umaine.edu/livestock/beef/beef-conference/.
There will be a 4-H Rabbit Showmanship class at the Eastern Maine Rabbit Breeders open and youth show on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Newport, ME. 4-Hers and potential 4-H members are welcome to show. Rabbits will be scored according to the 4-H showmanship standards in What’s Hoppening?
To learn more about the show, directions, and how to prepare your rabbit, check the 4-H Rabbit Show page on our website.
There will be a 4-H Rabbit Showmanship class at the Eastern Maine Rabbit Breeders open and youth show on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Newport, ME. 4-Hers and potential 4-H members are welcome to show. Rabbits will be scored according to the 4-H showmanship standards in What’s Hoppening?, the 4-H rabbit curriculum.
Show Starts Promptly at 9:00am.
4-H Showmanship participants will show individually in the morning during the Youth Show when their breed is not on the table. 4-H members and potential 4-H members are welcome to show. There will be an opportunity to become a 4-H member at the show. There is no cost to enter into 4-H portion of the show, but registration is required. Youth must be between the ages of 9 and 18 to show in 4-H. If you have questions about the 4-H Showmanship class, contact Michaele Bailey at Michaele.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-991-8065.
Send your entries for the 4-H Showmanship Class to Tena Ireland, 10 Bean Street Madison, ME 04950 (207)696-3783 Email Entries: email@example.com
Entries must include this information:
Name of Exhibitor
Name of rabbit and ear tattoo number if the rabbit has one.
State you are registering for the 4-H Showmanship class.
Mail entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, Nov 4, 2013. Phone and e-mail must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 (No calls after 9 PM). All e-mail entries will be confirmed. If you do not receive a confirmation by Friday, Nov 8, 2013, please contact Tena Ireland by phone to verify that she has received your entry.
Directions to Newport Recreation Center, 81 North St., Newport, Maine
Take I-95 to Exit 157 in Newport –southbound go right at end of ramp or northbound go left at the end of the ramp. Go straight through lights at Routes 2 and 7. After 2/10th of a mile, turn right on High St. There is a credit union on your right. Then the very next left on North St, go across a small bridge and the Newport Recreation Center will be on your right (large yellow brick building). Proceed to the rear of the building to unload.
The 4-H Showmanship Class will be held during the Eastern Maine Rabbit Breeders Association’s annual fall show. There will be hundreds of rabbits at this show representing close to 20 different breeds. Both youth and adults will be showing in the open show and this will be a great time for 4-Hers to see and learn more about different breeds of rabbits and how to show in the open shows. We hope to see many new 4-Hers at the show and welcome the opportunity to help you learn more about your rabbit project.
Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension Professor Susan Jennings has been named the new Executive Director of the Maine 4-H Foundation and Resource Development Office, effective October 1, 2013.
The Maine 4-H Foundation, based at the University of Maine, is dedicated to fundraising to provide financial support for 4-H youth development programming statewide. It manages an endowment of more than $3 million.
Jennings has been a UMaine Extension faculty member since 1988. Based in South Paris, Maine, Jennings has led Oxford County 4-H Youth Development programs, including University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. She has been dedicated to building local partnerships with schools, organizations and individuals to expand the reach of 4-H.
In Oxford County, Jennings has led 4-H fund development efforts and has developed a number of model youth development programs, including a 4-H Career and Aspirations program; Area Resources for Kids (ARK), an early enrichment program; Western Maine Afterschool Enrichment programs countywide; and Catalyst and Tech Wizards, a science and technology middle school initiative.
Jennings is a UMaine alumna. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from UMaine and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Southern Maine.
Explore your World!
The 2013 National Science Experiment, 4-H Maps & Apps, explores how geography and geographic information systems (GIS) help people make smart decisions that improve lives, respect our natural resources, and make a positive impact in our world.
In this year’s experiment, 4-H Maps & Apps, young people will become geospatial thinkers as they design and map their ideal park, use GIS mapping to solve community problems and contribute data about their community to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Join in the 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment, Maps & Apps! at Topsham Public Library!
- When: November 23rd, 1:00 pm
- Where: Topsham Public Library
- Who: Any youth, ages 9-18
- How: Register at the library. Space is limited.
Judy Smith, community outreach assistant for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Franklin County, spoke with the Sun Journal for an article about a 4-H photo display at the Farmington Fair. Smith said the display is one of several ways 4-H leaders have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of 10 active clubs in Franklin County. She also said she hopes people will identify themselves or others in the photos.
Fenceviewer, the community news and information website for Hancock County, Maine, included an article on the need for participants in a University of Maine-led child food and fitness study called iCook. The five-state, $2.5 million USDA study is designed to prevent childhood obesity by improving culinary skills and promoting family meals. Researchers are seeking 100 children from the Ellsworth, Orono or Dover-Foxcroft areas who are 9 or 10 years old.
The Sun Journal published a photo of 4-H members from Maine with Sen. Angus King during the Citizenship Washington Focus. The national 4-H citizenship and leadership program offers youth the chance to learn about politics and their role as citizens. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.