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4-H Science Series 2013!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Youth working togetherCome join with other youth and
explore the exciting world
of 4-H science!

Patten Free Library
33 Summer Street, Bath, Maine
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

  • March 20th – Design a Wind Powered Boat
  • March 27th – Design a Pinwheel
  • April 3rd – Lift a Load using Wind Power
  • April 10th -­‐ Can Wind Power produce Electricity?
  • April 17th – Wired for Wind

Registration Information

  • Open to all youth ages 5-­18
  • Youth ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adult and teen volunteers welcome!
  • No prior experience needed
  • Registration is free and includes all materials
  • Space is limited. Please register at Patten Free Library with Carol.

For more information about the experiments, email Sarah Sparks or call 207-353-5550.

To request a disability accommodation, please call Sarah Sparks at 1-800-287-1458 (toll free in Maine). Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.


4-H Science Experiment Series

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Come join us for the 4-H Science Experiment Series, being held Tuesdays, October 2nd – November 6th, starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Patten Free Library in Bath, ME.

October 2nd – Join in the 2012 National Science Experiment 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge, and explore how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while taking a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math

October 9thThink Like a Scientist and participate in a secret egg carrying mission

October 16thDiscover Form and Function and practice your engineering skills.

October 23rd – Engineer and design in this exciting Catapult Building Challenge

October 30thSense of Balance – Use the skills from building a catapult to build your own balance beams

November 6thArm in Arm Building – build a robotic arm.

The 4-H Science Experiment Series is:

  • Open to youth ages 5-18 years old (youth ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult to participate)
  • Geared to all levels so no prior robot experience is needed
  • Free and materials for the experiment will be provided

Pre-register with Carol at the Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street, in Bath.

For more information about the experiment, contact Sarah Sparks or call (207) 353-5550 or (800) 287-1458 (in Maine), TDD: 1-800-287-8957. Information is also available at the UMaine Extension Events Calendar.

UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Sarah Sparks at 1-800-287-1458 to discuss their needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least ten days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be accepted.

Applications for National 4-H Trips

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Maine 4-H supports several great opportunities for National 4-H trips for ages 14+. Applications deadlines are coming right up! Please email Sarah Sparks if you have any questions, or call 207-353-5550 or 1-800-287-1458 (toll-free in Maine).

Citizenship Washington Focus

Start making plans now to visit our Nation’s Capitol during the week of July 1 to 7, 2012. CWF is a leadership program conducted by the National 4-H Council for high school youth ages 15 to 18. Delegations of 4-Hers from across the country spend six days touring the city and attending leadership skill-building workshops. This summer, the Maine delegation will travel on July 1 to July 7, 2012. You will stay at the National 4-H Conference Center just outside Washington, DC. Visiting the most popular sites in Washington will be a part of the trip, including spending the 4th of July in our nation’s capitol. Learn more about CWF online .

Until we have confirmed the number of participants, we will not know the final cost to each delegate. This is because the number of delegates attending helps us to determine if the group will travel by bus or air. We estimate the cost to each participant this year to be in the range of $350-$550. There is a mandatory orientation for Maine delegates on April 28th.

Participation information and $25 deposit due to Androscoggin/Sagadahoc County office by February 24th.


National 4-H Congress or National 4-H Conference

National 4-H Trips are excellent opportunities to meet 4-H members from across the nation. Participants learn about many career options, and learn through educational workshops at Congress or become a part of a team making recommendations to National 4-H Council at Conference. You can learn more about applying for these trips online.

Any Maine 4-H Youth, ages 14 to 18 is eligible to apply. Application packets must be sent to your county office and postmarked by Friday, March 16, 2012.