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Reminder for those eligible to participate (you would have received an email) in State Virtual Public Presentations the deadline to register and submit your video is this Wednesday, July 15.
Participate in the New Jersey 4-H Virtual Fair!
This summer is going to look different in many ways. We are all going to miss the sights, sounds, and experiences of the county fair. And while we look forward to the day we can gather again in person at the fair, we will be trying something new this year to showcase the hard work of 4-H’ers across the state.
For the very first time, all 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to demonstrate their learning this summer at the statewide NJ 4-H Virtual Fair. To learn more about the New Jersey 4-H Virtual Fair, check out their website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/virtual-fair/
July 14: My Puppet and Me (grades K–3)
July 28: Magic Fun (grades K–3)
July 30: Magic 101 (grades 4–8)
Special Interactive Teen Webinar
Wednesday, July 29, 11am–12noon – Teen Acting Workshop – improve your acting skills through voice and characterization (grades 7–13). You provide the monologue or scene and we’ll coach you to make it performance-ready.
Special Interactive Teen Webinar registration
STEP Clubs Starting Soon
Registration is limited.
Explore 4‑H Fun
Youth in grades 2–5 are invited to join us for four consecutive sessions to learn more about anything and everything—science, art, magic, cooking, games, and more. Each program will be fun and interactive! 4‑H Fun is limited to 15 youth. We will share the information and materials needed prior to each session. Sessions will run on Tuesdays in July from 10:00am–11:00am.
Explore 4‑H Fun registration link
The Junior International Explorers Club
Hey kids! Would you like to meet kids from Russia while playing games and learning about their culture? Well then, this is the club for YOU! We’ll be sharing what US kids love to do while learning what Russian kids love as well. This club is open to 15 American youth and 15 Russian youth and will be completely in English. We’ll be making fun snacks (a list of ingredients needed will be provided after registration) and covering things as sports, local legends and stories, our countries’ iconic destinations, and sampling the music of the two countries! Register here if you are up for an adventure to explore another culture and make new friends from around the globe! This program is for youth in grades 5–8. Sessions will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am–10am Starting July 13 thru August 10.
Have an idea for a Webinar or Virtual STEP Club and/or interested in hosting one.
The 4-H from Home Team is looking for 4-H volunteers/Club leaders, 4-H Teens, etc. who may be interested in teaching youth a specific topic. Contact the 4‑H From Home team at 4hFromHome@njaes.rutgers.edu to share your thoughts or volunteer.
Please Share What You Love About the Fair with the S. C. Milkmakers.
Deadline July 15
The Sussex County Milkmakers are organizing a video montage of 4-H members answering the questions “what they love most about the fair” and/or “What are you looking forward to doing next year at the fair”.
They would love to have other 4-H members from other clubs participate as well. Their hope is to gather video or audio clips, alongside a compilation of favorite photos from the fair in years passed to compile into one complete video.
If you are interested in participating complete the information below.
Years in 4H:
Audio or video clip: <max length 1 minute>
Photo attachment: <5 photos max>
Submission will be due July 15, 2020, to Nora Swanson (S.C. Milkmakers Leader). Please Email entries and or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
NJSF/SCF&HS Best of the Best
Since we are all bummed about missing the fair, let’s have some fair fun anyway. Tell us your favorite things so we can find out what the ‘Best of the Best’ truely is Final Four style.
So please email suggestions to Tanya at email@example.com for each of the four categories (Food, Events, Attractions/Vendors, and Rides/Games).
You are invited to the Morris County 4-H Minecraft Fair open July 16-19th
This event was created by the Minecraft 4-H STEP Club in response to losing the annual in-person Morris County 4-H Fair.
The goal for the Minecraft Fair was to recreate as much of the real 4-H Fair as possible with the addition of some fantasy and fun. Have you ever seen a giant pink golf cart with flames on the sides? Can you imagine the Exhibit Tent with a tiled ceiling and torches to light it up? There is so much to discover and games to play in the 4-H Minecraft Fair! Animals, food, rides, and so much more are waiting for you to explore.
The full schedule of events is available on the Morris County 4-H Fair website. Pre-registration is required to access the Minecraft 4-H Fair so don’t wait. You can access the Fair using Zoom, Discord, or Minecraft.
Special thanks to MCProHosting for providing the server space for this project as well as a 4-H member discount (use “4-H” at checkout for 20% off any plan!).
Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders
Check out the Rutgers NJAES Online Calendar to see all of the classes and seminars that are available. NEW Classes are added daily.
There are weekly gardening and health webinars available to the public. Most are free, but pre-registration may be required