The Sussex RCE/4-H Office will be closed Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day



National 4-H
Healthy Living Summit
Virtually February 12-15, 2021

The National 4-H Youth Summit on Healthy Living, high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address issues surrounding nutrition, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. Working alongside professionals in family consumer science and healthy living, students will create action plans they can implement in their communities to teach other youth about what they have learned.

The National Healthy Living 4-H Youth Summit information sheet, tentative schedule, Application Form, and Parental Consent Virtual Environment Form can be found on the NJ 4-H website at the following URL: http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/set/healthy-living-youth-summit/ 

The Summit Application and Parental Consent Virtual Environment forms are due by January 25, 2020. The forms should be emailed to reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu.


Get Moving with MyPlate

January 25, 4-5:00 pm

Open to Public • Grades K-4

Children will learn how to build healthy eating habits using the MyPlate icon. Through interactive activities, songs, and story children review each food group while discussing the importance of making good food choices and engage in simple exercises to get their body moving.

Meeting Registration – Zoom


January 26 , 2021 3:00pm-4:00pm

Open to Public • Grades 1-4

Put on your lab coats and get ready for some do-it-yourself science! Join us on January 26th from 3 to 4 pm on Zoom where we’ll be exploring the wild world of hands-on science. In this fully interactive event, get ready to engage your brain with exciting experiments and creative activities.

This event is open to all youth (you do not need to be a 4-H member to participate!) in grades 1-4. So register below and invite your non-4-H friends to have some fun and learn a little something along the way. All participants will be emailed the necessary resources prior to the event.

Meeting Registration – Zoom



Goat Extravaganza Quiz Bowl

Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration due February 1 (no entry fee)

  • The contest is for individuals, not teams.
  • Any registered 4-H member in 4th grade and above may enter. There isn’t a fee.
  • We will have at least two divisions, depending on registration. Members will be in the same division as those in their age group.
  • There will be two rounds of questions per division. All members in a division will participate in the first round of 20 questions.  The top 10 will qualify for the finals in their division.

Prizes will be awarded to the top five 4-H members in each division (gift card to 4-H Mall).

NEW this year – in each round, there will be at least one question related to goats in history, popular culture, or the news.  This should make it more interesting and entertaining.

Members may study sample questions available on our state 4-H website.

Good luck, and don’t forget to sign up by February 1.  Details, including a Zoom link, will be shared after registration closes.



Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

4-H PUBLIC PRESENTATION JUDGES NEEDED

4-H Public Presentations NEEDS Volunteers

Caring adults are needed to volunteer to help us evaluate those 4-H youth taking part in our presentations program.

There are 3 ways to volunteer this year. Options are to judge presentations live via Zoom (2 evenings), judge presentations in-person in local high schools (2 evenings), and/or judge pre-recorded presentations from the comfort of your own computer.

If you or someone you know would like to serve as a 4-H public presentation judge, please contact Tanya at patrie@njaes.rutgers.edu for more information about how you can help. Or you may go ahead and sign up to serve as a presentation judge at: https://forms.office.com/r/shFjt8jPs4.


Check out the Rutgers NJAES Online Calendar to see all of the classes and seminars that are available.
NEW Classes are added daily

Rutgers NJAES Calendar: All Statewide Events

Free Classes scheduled for next week are:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 12 pmRussian Vinaigrette Salad | Live Virtual Cooking Class
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 7 pmAquaponics
Friday, January 22, 2021, 11 amVeggie Crescent Pizza | Live Virtual Cooking Class




Online BeeKeeping Courses start in February

For more information go to: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html
There is a fee for these courses.

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