Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter October 15- 22, 2021

ONLY 14 MORE DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER!
Have you Re-Enroll for the 2021-22 Program Year yet?? If not, time is running out!

Each year 4-H members and volunteers must renew their enrollment by January 1 to be considered in good 4-H standing. To do so, go to: https://v2.4honline.com/

Directions to assist you in the process can be found at the following link:
https://www.sussex4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/4HMmbrRnrlmnt_9-29-20.pdf

If you have any questions, or experience difficulties with 4HOnline, please contact Dave or Tanya for assistance.



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

NJ 4-H Virtual Workshops

Water Issues (click to register for the event)
May 7 at 10 a.m

Chemicals, garbage, overuse, and more abuse…fresh water on our planet is essential for survival but has been taken for granted for years and is in danger of becoming obsolete in the near future. Learn more about the growing water crisis and how you can help! Brought to you by the 4‑H Teen Russian/American International Leadership Program (TRAIL).


Biodiversity (click to register for the event)
May 14 at 10 a.m

What is biodiversity and why is it important for the planet? Learn about how to identify and encourage biodiversity right in your own neighborhood. Brought to you by the 4‑H Teen Russian/American International Leadership Program. (TRAIL)


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

NJ Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors

Open to youth in grades 9–12.

6:30–8 p.m. on four upcoming Thursdays: April 28, May 5, May 12, and June 9.

New Jersey 4‑H is seeking teens like YOU to become Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors. Our goal is to help Teen Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors to educate more than 250 younger youth about the importance of pollinators in our state over the next year. Receive training and teach others in your home community about the importance of pollinators.

More information about the 4‑H Pollinator Habitat Ambassador Program

NJ4H Pollinator Habitat Ambassadors Zoom Training registration

Globetasters 10: Rockin’ Rices

For grades 4–12.

Sessions run on Mondays beginning April 25th, May, and June.
Short, medium, or long – RICE is a grain that’s got it all! From around the world, let’s cook a variety of rice as a staple for some delicious dishes.

Globetasters 10: Rockin’ Rices registration »

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

Upcoming NJ 4-H Virtual Workshops

Youth Summit on Financial Literacy on Thursday, 11/18!

Sign up to attend our Youth Summit on Financial Literacy on Thursday, 11/18! We hope you will learn how to discuss topics ranging from setting priorities and goals to career pathways and how to make good financial decisions. Post-event survey responders will receive a bronze “Money Management” pin and a personalized certificate of participation.

Financial Literacy Youth Summit Application

Financial Literacy Fun for Tweens and Teens
on 12/10 @7-9pm!

4-H and NJCEE, are happy to provide you with resources and support so you can learn about interesting financial literacy concepts successfully.

For this evening event, Teens and Tweens are encouraged to learn about topics ranging from setting priorities and goals to career pathways and making good financial decisions. We’ll wrap up with a Kahoot that will test your knowledge about financial literacy and offer prizes to the top three youth with the most points!

Plus, post-event survey responders will receive a bronze “Money Management” pin and a personalized certificate of participation

Financial Literacy for Teens & Tweens Registration

NJ 4-H Virtual STEP Clubs

4-H Teen Russian/American International Leadership Program (T.R.A.I.L.)

Teens are tomorrow’s leaders but have the potential for leading TODAY. Join us on a free journey to Russia! We’ll be meeting teens from Russia who have the same concerns about the world as you. This program gives teens the chance to partner with each other to teach younger youth environmental stewardship practices that will affect both sides of the planet! This program is 100% virtual and runs from October 2021 – February 2022 for teens 16–19. Teens will receive a certificate upon completion and a T.R.A.I.L t-shirt. The first meeting is Sunday, October 3 at 1 p.m. EDT.

T.R.A.I.L. Registration Link »


Bridge to 4-H Teen Leadership Club

Bridge to 4-H is a monthly virtual 4-H club for youth in grades 6 and up, exploring leadership, healthy living, and life skills. Join us as we learn about how to make a menu of food we like while keeping a budget, adopting healthier habits, and caring for ourselves inside and out. Make friends across the state of NJ! We meet on the third Thursday of every month over Zoom.

Bridge to 4-H Teen Leadership Club Registration Link


The Finer Things 4-H Book Club

The Finer Things 4-H Book Club is back with a great book perfect for a spooky month! Please share with anyone who loves to read and may be interested in joining us!

Register here: https://go.rutgers.edu/eb1lh4b3


The program extends from September 20, 2021, to June 20, 2022; classes meet on the first and third Monday evenings of the month, 7 PM to 8:30 PM. There is no cost for the program.  Youth are invited to attend all sessions that their schedules allow and can attend in person at the library or access the sessions via Zoom.

For questions or more information contact Ellen Williams (williams@njaes.rutgers.edu).


https://njfb.org/ffa-student-registration/

New Jersey 4-H Day at the New York JETS

All 4-H families and their friends to attend the New Jersey 4-H Day at the JETS vs EAGLES on Sunday, December 5, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford. Tickets range from $59.00-$95.00. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a drawing for on-field access. Tickets can be purchased at: JETSGROUPS.COM/nj4h.

The State 4-H Association is conducting this fundraiser to assist in raising money to cover the cost of the bus for the New Jersey 4-H delegates attending Citizenship Washington Focus in July 2022. The State 4-H Association will receive $10.00 for every ticket purchased using the link above. You do not have to be a 4-H member or volunteer to order tickets from the link above at this reduced ticket price.


AMERICA’S HARDEST WORKING BOOT SUPPORTS AMERICA’S HARDEST WORKING KIDS IN 4-H

Georgia Boot is a proud partner of the National 4-H Council. We believe every kid should have the opportunity to be #GeorgiaBootStrong and create a better path #Fourward through the hands-on learning experiences that 4-H offers. These programs help build confidence, creativity, leadership, and resiliency, shaping our future leaders.

From now until August of 2023, we will offer various promotions on our website and at select retail partner locations. A portion of sales from these promotions will be donated to National 4-H Council to provide critical resources needed to support the organization’s efforts to empower our youth. Georgia Boot has committed to a minimum donation of $75,000 in 2021, $75,000 in 2022 and $85,000 in 2023.

https://www.georgiaboot.com/4-h


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Attention Leaders

4-H CLUB TREASURY ANNUAL REVIEW Forms are OVER DUE. Please return to the OFFICE ASAP

All 4-H Club Treasury Annual Review Forms were due to the 4-H Office by November 1.
The following is is the link to the forms that need to be completed

4-H Club Treasury Annual Review Forms

If you have questions please contact Tanya (patrie@njaes.rutgers.edu).


Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Upcoming Classes:

Friday, February 18, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Vegetable Orzo Recipe

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 9:30 am – Coffee Talks for Home Gardeners: Native Grasses for New Jersey Landscapes (Day 3 of 4)

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Ask the Expert: Food Safety Myth vs Truth

Friday, February 25, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Air Fryer Chicken Recipe

Saturday, February 26, 2022, 8:00 amHome Gardeners School @Home: Gardening for Everyone

Saturday, February 26, 2022, 9:30 am – Coffee Talks for Home Gardeners: Natural Born Killers, Body Snatchers, and the Crawling Dead: A Mind-Blowing Look at Beneficial Insects (Day 4 of 4)

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for the next few weeks are:

Friday, October 15, 2021, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Cinnamon Baked Pear

Friday, October 15, 2021 – Thursday, October 21, 2021CORE Training Program for the NJ Pesticide Applicators License (ONLINE) (fee)

Monday, October 18, 2021, 6:30 pm – Earth Day, Every Day Webinar Series – Fall 2021 (Day 6 of 8)
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:00 pm – Daylily Basics
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 9:00 am-1:00 pm – Online Emergency Pesticide Recertification Seminar (fee)
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 2:00 pmWellness Wednesday: Bringing Vegetables to the Table: A Celebration of the Harvest
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:30 pmWhat’s the Catch? New Jersey Seafood and Healthy Living 2021 Seminar Series
Friday, October 22, 2021, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Spooky Black Bean Hummus

Monday, October 25, 2021, 6:30 pm – Earth Day, Every Day Webinar Series – Fall 2021 (Day 7 of 8)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 2:00 pmWellness Wednesday: Fiber and Gut Health: Keeping You and Your Microbiome Happy
Friday, October 29, 2021, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Graveyard Taco Cups



Rutgers Cooperative Extension introduces the “Homesteading Academy”

A new, once-monthly lunchtime webinar series for anyone curious about home-grown sustenance and self-sufficiency. From October through December, we invite you to join us on the second Tuesday of each month for live sessions with our invited speakers. The webinars will take place from noon to 1 p.m., so bring your lunch!

This first set of three sessions will feature speakers on backyard poultry, mushroom production, and beekeeping. The series will be ongoing, with potential future topics of sheep/beef/goats, seed saving and heirloom varieties, engine conversion to waste vegetable oil, troubleshooting for two-cycle engines, cut flowers, food preservation, small-scale grain milling, and more.

Upcoming Webinars

  1. December 14: What To Do To Get Started Keeping Bees On Your Property
    Presenter: Tim Schuler (Owner, Schuler’s Bees, and Former State Apiarist, NJ Dept. of Agriculture)

For more information go to: https://njaes.rutgers.edu/homesteading-academy/

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