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Massachusetts 4-H News

Earth Day 4-H Club Challenge
Pledge Image courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension

A Season of Thanks and Service Earth Day Club Challenge 

April 1st – September 1st 

“...I pledge my hands to larger service... for my club my community my country and my world.” 

These words found in our 4-H pledge are meaningful to so many of today’s 4-H families as they have been to past members and volunteers throughout the years. Community Service has been one of the main components of 4-H programming over time.   

FIRST MA 4-H STEAM Festival
STEAM Festival Logo

The Massachusetts State 4-H STEAM festival celebrates all our 4-H members who are Makers!

March 14 (Pi Day) Awards Festival Video Highlights 

Congratulations to all our Participants!

Special Awards:

  • Ariane D. - Top Junior for her 3-D vase, game and Scribblebot
  • Matthew K. - Standout Project for his Weatherballoon with GPS, camera and coded using Python.
  • Faith & Hope M. - Top Seniors with over 40 entries
The Year Without a Summer: 4-H Projects in a Pandemic
flyer for writing contest

The Year Without a Summer: 4-H Projects in a Pandemic” is Massachusetts 4-H’s first literary magazine. An outgrowth of Mass4-H’s Spinning Stories pilot program, we want to hear about how you and your project have spent the season. We are looking for poetry (no more than 50 lines), short stories (no more than 1000 words), and artwork that tells a story about this summer from your project’s perspective.

Winter Workshops 2021
New flyer for Winter Forum

Massachusetts 4-H Presents: Virtual Winter Workshops open to 4-H and the public. Over two weekends, January 16 & 17 and January 23 & 24 Registration deadline has been extended to December 11, 2020 for those workshops in Red that need materials sent to participants and January 6, 2021 for those in yellow. Two weekends filled with fun and interesting workshops the whole family can enjoy. These workshops are free to enrolled 4-H members and screened volunteers, otherwise there is a $30 fee to participate. 

Scandinavian Star Project
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This project was the brainchild of Kathyrn Aubry-McAvoy, leader of the Montague Stitchers 4-H Club. Twenty two 4-H youth, volunteers, parents and siblings made fabulous creations. View slideshow.

Covid-19 Community Crafting
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Online Community Craft Workshop Series

The 4-H Springfield Mass Youth Leaders have created a 4 session workshop series of fun and easy crafts for all 4-H youth. Cloverbuds can participate with support of a family member. Scissors, paint and measuring will be involved. This opportunity was created specifically to connect and engage with other 4-hers throughout the state since all in-person events have been canceled for 2020. The 4-H Springfield Mass Youth Leaders have missed creating experiences with other 4-H participants and this is their way to create a virtual connection and new experience. 4-H youth can register to be a part of this workshop series by emailing ldubois@umass.edu

Bitmoji Classroom
May Space Bitmoji Screenshot

Our 4-H STEAM Bitmoji Classroom has evolved!

We will be offering themed Classrooms that each have 4 bitmoji rooms and 4 assignments. Once all 4 assignments are completed and submitted you will receive a certificate of completion in the mail. You may complete the themed Classroom at your own pace, it can be accessed when it is convenient for your schedule. The first themed classroom, Space Exploration will be released on May 4th. You’ll learn about stars, mars, and the solar system from afar. Contactldubois@umass.edu to receive a google classroom invitation on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. May the fourth be with you!  All participants who complete the 4 assignments by May 31st will be entered into a drawing for one of 2- $15 Gift Cards to Dunkin Donuts.  Good luck and "may the odds be ever in your favor."

 

 

Virtual Halloween Contest Results
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The awards event was SPOOKtacular! The First Massachusetts Virtual 4-H Halloween  Contests for Animal Costume, Pumpkin Carving or Decorating for cloverbuds and Scarecrow. See the video here. Thank you to all the participants and congratulations on submitting such creative pumpkins, scarecrows and animal  costumes.

4-H Across America 2020 Exciting Exercise Challenge
US Continental Map

Get a team together and get ready for a fun exercise challenge! Walk, jog, run, use your elliptical, ride a bike, ride a horse, rollerblade, or swim, just get moving!

4-H Across America is a program in which 4-H members, volunteers, and families exercise their way across America – “virtually speaking “- from Boston, Massachusetts to Sacramento, California.

This program is open to everyone in 4-H; youth, volunteers, parents and supporters. 4-H Across America will take place from May 15 - October 1, 2020.

Zoom Series on Animal Science

The Massachusetts 4-H Program is offering a series of animal science related Zoom sessions for interested youth, adults and leaders.

Checkout the 4-H Events page for listings of the various sessions.

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