Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Morris County]

Current Events

Here's what's happening in Morris County 4-H!

4-H Japanese Exchange - Host families needed!

Mid July - Mid August

Bring global education to your home! Host families are needed this summer for Japanese youth who will spend one month immersed in American culture. Several Morris County 4-H families have participated in this program and we hope even more will open their homes to these youth this summer. This opportunity is open to both 4-H and non 4-H families. Click here to learn more.

Wanted: Presenters for Science-sational Day

Deadline: January 19th

Event date: March 24th

Each year, Morris County youth in grades K-6 get excited about science at this unique hands-on science event. Volunteers are needed to run 50 minute workshops on a science topic of your choice. Topics can range from astronomy to physics, animals to robotics, and chemistry to engineering. Whatever your interest, we want to share it with our county’s future scientists! Workshops may be led by adult volunteers, teen volunteers with adult support, and 4-H clubs. Contact the 4-H office for ideas and to get started. Click here for the workshop proposal form.

4-H Rutgers Teen Science Cafe: Climate Change

January 27th

Space is limited so don't wait to register! How will climate change affect future hurricanes and costal flooding? Join us as Rutgers scientists Dr. Andra Garner shares her recent research into how rising sea levels, warming temperatures, and melting ice sheets will increase the risk for catastrophic flooding in and around NYC. This event is FREE for teens in grades 9-12. Learn more.

4-H North Jersey Teen Conference

Deadline: January 29th

Event date: March 9-11th

This event is open to 4-H teens in grades 8-13. The theme for this year's conference is "Past, Present, Future: Our 4-H Legacy". Explore history's legends, opportunities to further your 4-H experience, and develop a plan to reach your goals. You won't want to miss this popular conference. Learn more here. Contact the 4-H office with questions.

NJ Youth Institute World Food Prize

Deadline: February 5th

Event date: March 2nd

The New Jersey Youth Institute is hosted at Rutgers University where high school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in New Jersey and around the world. This is a great opportunity for teens interested in developing solutions to real global issues. To learn more click here.

Perfect Presentations Workshop

February 8th

Part of the 4-H experience is learning how to give a formal presentation. This workshop will provide tips and techniques to earn a blue ribbon at County Public Presentations Night. Everyone is invited to attend and will be beneficial for all experience levels. You may discover a new idea that takes your presentation from good to amazing! Contact the 4-H office to confirm your attendance.

Citizenship Washington Focus

Deadline: March 1st

Event date: July 8-14th

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is held each summer at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase Maryland. This event is for 4-H members in grades 9-12 (14-19 years old). The program utilizes Washington, D.C. as a working classroom to learn about the government, citizenship and civic education. Click here to learn more. Click here for registration materials.

Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Conference

Deadline: March 1st

Event date: March 17th

Are you a 4-H member in grades 6-8 looking for ways to strengthen your leadership skills? Then this is a state event you won't want to miss! Participants will work with other 4-H members from across the state, learn from guest speakers, and practice skills to become a positive leader in their communities. Click here to learn more.

4-H Summer Camp

Registration now open!

Don't miss your chance to join in the fun at 4-H summer camp! Held at L.G. Cook 4-H Camp, this camp offers seven themed weeks for campers to enjoy. Activities include boating, fishing, hiking, crafting, campfires, and so much more. Learn more and sign up here.