4-H Aquarium Club

The 4-H Aquarium Club is open to youth ages 5-18 who are interested in being members of a community 4-H'er looking through Aquaponics tankof youth aquarium hobbyists! This group is for Maine youth who already have an aquarium hobby, or who are looking to start one, to come together to talk about their love for fish and aquaria. The club is led by aquaculture experts Dr. Scarlett Tudor from UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute, and Melissa Malmstedt from the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR).


The club meets during the first week of each month, and there are two options: Thursday evenings OR Saturday afternoons. You choose the day that works best for you, just join when you can. Register below to receive reminders each month with Zoom link information.
Kick-Off Club Meeting:
Thursday, December 3rd at 5:30pm
Saturday, December 5 at 4:30pm
January Meeting (Topic TBD):
Thursday, January 7 at 5:30pm
Saturday, January 9 at 4:30pm
February Meeting (Topic TBD):
Thursday, February 4 at 5:30pm
Saturday, February 6 at 4:30pm

The discussion topics for each meeting are decided by youth, guided by their interests, expertise, and questions! This is a laid-back group, with rolling registration, and flexibility to join the meetings when it works for you.

Participant Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Come with an open mind to experiential learning in a virtual setting
  • Be respectful and participate fully in the program
  • Be ready to make new friends and share your love for aquatic plants and animals
  • Adult supervision is expected for all virtual meetings

Interested? Click here to Sign up!