Workshops and STEP Clubs are open to all, 4-H members and non-4-H members.

NJ 4-H Virtual Workshops

An Evening Abroad: Peru! 
May 25th at 7 PM

The New Jersey 4-H “family” includes people from all over the globe. An Evening Abroad highlights members of our extended family to show off just how diverse the NJ 4-H program truly is! In this May 25 session, we’ll explore the coastal South American country of Peru with Hudson County’s Claudia Urdanivia! Register to receive a link for this hour-long, fun, and in-depth virtual exploration of Peru. An Evening Abroad is fun for all 4-H members and their families and begins at 7 p.m.Participants will explore the coastal South American nation of Peru with Hudson County 4-H’s own Claudia Urdanivia!


Fires: The Science Behind our Changing Climate (click to register for the event)
May 28 at 10 a.m

Does it seem like dangerous and damaging wildfires are becoming more common every year? Unfortunately, they are! Join us to find out how climate change plays a role in the increasing fires around the globe. Brought to you by the 4‑H Teen Russian/American International Leadership Program. (TRAIL).


An Evening Abroad: Ireland! 
June 22nd at 7 PM

The New Jersey 4-H “family” includes people from all over the globe. An Evening Abroad highlights members of our extended family to show off just how diverse the NJ 4-H program truly is! In this June 22 session, we’ll explore the Emerald Island known as Ireland from Warren County 4-H volunteer, Sinead Twohig. Register to receive a link for this hour-long, fun, and in-depth virtual exploration of Ireland. An Evening Abroad is fun for all 4-H members and their families and begins at 7 p.m.

NJ 4-H Virtual STEP Clubs

New Virtual STEP Clubs coming soon.

Calling all 4-H volunteers, teen leaders, and parents! 

This 4-H virtual program is for anyone who wants to learn how to better handle conflict in any 4-H setting!  It’s recommended to participate in all 3 interactive sessions but they will also be recorded.  To register click here.

Session one is available to view here until May 10: Meeting Recording: https://go.rutgers.edu/cge2jpxi   Access Passcode: qt@6*jUM

SECOND SESSION RESCHEDULED for May 11!

Feel free to contact Laura Eppinger with any questions or concerns.

SAVE THE DATE

RUTGERS DAY RETURNS

April 30, 2022

This outdoor festival event offers fun activities for the whole family, taking place across every campus of Rutgers New Brunswick on Saturday, April 30, 2022. For a 4-H experience, visit the Voorhees Mall of College Ave Campus for 4-H Expressive Arts activities.

Plan your Rutgers Day activities here:
https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/rutgers-day-faqs 

Ocean County 4-H Animalology 

Saturday, May 14.

Open to all NJ 4-H Members

Registration and more information can be found at:


https://www.sussex4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Animalology-May-2022.pdf

4-H Photo Corps – May Challenge

The NJ 4-H Photo Corps is open to youth in grades 4-13.. You do not need to be enrolled in a 4-H Photography Project to join PhotoCorps. Mays’s PhotoCorps theme is 

Compare and Contrast.

As a photographer, what images do you see that show similarities and differences? These images could be of people, places, designs, and more! Through your photographs, inspire your viewers to appreciate the diversity in our everyday world! You can download directions for joining PhotoCorps. Entries for this theme are open from May 1 through May 31 .If you have any questions, please contact williams@njaes.rutgers.edu.

Open to all 4-H Members

For information and submissions email: info.worldwidewriters.ink@sc4-h.org

Club Fundraising Opportunity

Contact the 4-H Office for more details if you are interested in participating as a club.

Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a fun and engaging career exploration program that will give you a deeper understanding of the veterinary profession and the demands of veterinary school.

Explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what attending veterinary school is really like. https://vetsites.tufts.edu/avm/ 


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Florida 4-H Multi-State 4-H M.E.E.T. (Mingle Event for Excelling Together)

The M.E.E.T. Program is an opportunity for youth 4-H leaders from across the U.S. to connect with one another, to create new connections across America and inspire others.

Open to youth ages 14-18. June 4, 2020 via Zoom.

Register here: https://go.rutgers.edu/q4i1wk3x 


Free Training on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Concerned about Avian Influenza and your flock? Penn State 4-H is offering this free webinar on the topic to build your knowledge and keep your animals safe: https://go.rutgers.edu/rudc30pi 


Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Upcoming Classes:

Friday, April 28, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: English Muffin Spring Pizza
Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 3:00 pm – Live Well & Stay Healthy Webinar: Sitting- the New Smoking
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Living with Food Allergies
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 12:00 pm – Homesteading Academy: Preventative Practices to Support the Health of Small-Scale Poultry
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: To eat, or not to eat?


RU Ready 2 Garden Webinar
Return for Spring of 2022

This April, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County wants to help you grow quality food for your family and friends with the return of their weekly FREE webcast  RU Ready 2 Garden. Rutgers Master Gardeners and Extension experts will offer advice for gardeners of all levels with a different topic each week.

The one-hour webinars will take place each Tuesday in April at 6:30 pm.

For a full season schedule and registration details visit www. tinyurl.com/ruready22

https://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/government/departments/department-of-business-innovation-education-and-opportunity/middlesex-county-cooperative-extension-service-with-rutgers/ru-ready-2-garden

The topics to be featured are:

  • An Integrated Approach to Deer Control
  • Just What is Companion Planting?
  • Native Plants for the New Jersey Landscape 
  • The Time is NOW to Start Your Vegetable Garden 

Previous episodes of the webcast can be viewed at tinyurl.com/rcevids

The RU Ready 2 Garden Webcast was developed in response to the recent health crisis, with the goal of providing research-based methods to ensure success in their home and community gardens.

For a personal invite, E-mail your name to mastergardeners@co.middlesex.nj.us   with “RU Ready” as the subject.


Join us at 10am on the third Wednesday of the month to brush up on your horticultural knowledge.

To register follow the link or scan the QR code above:

https://go.rutgers.edu/WorkshopWednesdays

For more information please call 908-475-6507 or email lwaclawski@co.warren.nj.us


As Luck Would HIVE it …..
Customers are BUZZING about these Beekeeping Classes

🐝 Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture

May 2-23, 2022 – SELF PACED ONLINE CLASS

Participants can complete the course content (which will take approximately 16-17 hours) at their own pace anytime during the period the course is open. There is an optional live Q & A session with the instructors during which you can ask questions about the course content.  

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

🐝 Sustainable Beekeeping

June 8, 2022 – 6:30 pm – 8 pm – LIVE IN ZOOM

In the US, beekeepers lose 30% – 40% of their hives each year. This webinar will discuss ways to maintain your beehives in a more sustainable way, minimizing losses through management, using local bee stocks (your own or a local beekeeper), and creating resource hives.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

🐝 New!  The Ins and Outs of Treating Your Colony

  June 15, 2022 – 6:30 pm – 8 pm – LIVE IN ZOOM

It is the goal of every beekeeper to maintain healthy, productive colonies. This can only be accomplished by reducing the frequency and prevalence of disease within beehives. It is important for beekeepers to be aware of, learn to identify, and effectively manage pests and diseases to maintain healthy colonies. This is particularly important because the health of one beekeeper’s colony can impact another beekeeper’s colony in the surrounding area. Review recommendations for detecting and treating colonies for parasites and pathogens in a sustainable way for the long-term health of your colonies.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

🐝 New!  Take Note of Your Hive: Record-keeping for Beekeepers

June 22, 2022 – 6:30 pm – 8 pm – LIVE IN ZOOM

While even experienced beekeepers can learn from hive notes, it is an even more important part of beekeeping for beginners. Good hive notes promote a better understanding of the dynamics of the hive. Beginning to keep proper beekeeping records (no mental notes!) is one means of assuredly improving your beekeeping success. This means fewer bee losses, more honey production, and better broods. We’ll discuss the why, what, and how of beekeeping records. Then you can decide what’s right for you.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html

Discounts are available!  For more information, BEE sure to contact Pamela Mayer at pspring@rutgers.edu

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