Maine 4-H Youth Learn and Lead on Climate Change
During the month of October, youth in Maine will join hundreds of thousands of young people across the nation as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, and conduct one simultaneous experiment: 4-H2O, the 2010 National Science Experiment.
To combat a national shortage of young people pursuing science college majors and careers, 4-H National Youth Science Day will spark an early youth interest in science education. Currently, more than five million youth across the nation take part in 4-H science, engineering, and technology year-long programming. Through the One Million New Scientists, One Million New Ideas campaign, 4-H has undertaken a bold goal to engage one million new young people in science, engineering, and technology programs by the year 2013.
Come join us at one of these events!
To request more information, or to RSVP, please contact: Sarah Sparks, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 24 Main St, Lisbon, ME 04252 1-800-287-1458 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Image Description: Youth holding a live starfish; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA
4-H members served as honorary pages during UMaine Day at the Legislature on March 11, 2010. When the Maine House of Representatives is convened, the Honorary Page program gives youth an opportunity to participate in the process and to interact with Legislators. Under the supervision of the Sergeant-At-Arms and Chamber Staff, 4-H members had the opportunity to see what it was like to work on the floor of the House and Senate and be part of a Legislative Session. They performed such duties as delivering messages to Legislators and distributing Amendments and Supplements in the Chamber.
Youth in Governance is one of the mission mandates of the 4-H youth development program. For more information about 4-H opportunities in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties please contact Extension Educator Kristy Ouellette, at 353-5550.