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

Current Events

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

Rutgerscience Saturdays - Optical Science

Deadline: March 18th

Event date: March 25th

Youth in grades 5-8 will explore light refraction, reflection, and more from Rutgers University scientists. Youth will also tour the Rutgers observatory and see the Physics Department's telescope. Space is limited so don't wait! Click here to learn more.

Teen Science Cafe: Space Exploration

April 1st, 11:00am-1:00pm

What will it take to create human settlements on the Moon or Mars? Join Rutgers scientists in understanding the unique engineering challenges in space exploration. Space may be infinate, but not in this program. Sign up early to reserve your spot! Open to grades 9-12th.

National 4-H Congress Applications

Deadline: April 7th

Event date: November 24-28, 2017

This is a national leadership conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.  For over 80 years, 4-H teens the United States and its territories have participated in this youth leadership development conference. The program combines special presentations, seminars, discussion groups and a service learning experience.  The nation’s most outstanding community leaders, speakers, and educators present current and timely information.  New Jersey sends a delegation of approximately 18-20 4-H members plus chaperones. Applicants must meet the "member in good standing" requirements and be currently in grades 10-12. Click here to learn more and apply.

County Public Presentations Night

Deadline: April 21st

Event date: May 5th

Part of the 4-H experience is learning how to give a public presentations. At this annual event, 4-H members present on a topic of their choice to a small audience of friends, family, and volunteers. This is a great opportunity to practice your skills, learn something new, and meet other 4-Hers in Morris County. Learn more about 4-H Public Presentations. Stay tuned for registration details!

Rutgers Day

April 29th, 10:00am-4:00pm

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a full day of discovery and lively activities like animal shows, garden and nature tours, performances, lectures, and children’s programs. Cheer on 4-H dog club members at the state 4-H Dog Show held on Cook Campus. Got a talent to share? Whether you’re a performer or visual artist, you are invited to share your talents as part of Rutgers Day! Any 4-H member can submit their work for display or performance. Deadline to register is April 14th. Contact the 4-H office to learn more! Click here for more information about Rutgers Day.

Fair Theme Contest

Deadline: May 18th

Got an idea for this year's 4-H Fair? We want to see it! 4-H members are encouraged to submit their designs for the yearbook cover and Fair theme. Click here to learn more.

Antiques Show

May 21st from 10:00am-4:00pm

Support national 4-H trips by attending the 4-H Antiques Show in Hunterdon County! Proceeds from this event will be used to help cover the cost of the bus for the Citizenship Washington Focus delegates this summer.  This event will be held at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fairgrounds located in the South County Park at 1207 Route 179 in Lambertville.  Admission is $7.00 per person.  Click here to learn more.

WANTED: Host Families for Japanese Exchange

July to August 2017

NJ 4-H is excited to once again host Japanese Youth for four weeks in summer 2017. Host families are needed for the participants and adult chaperones. This is a fantastic opportunity for families to showcase everyday NJ life as well as learn from a new friend. This is open to both 4-H and non 4-H families. Click here for details.

4-H Summer Camp Registration

For a fantastic summer camp experience, look no further than L.G. Cook 4-H Camp! This popular summer camp offers seven unique week-long overnight camp programs. In addition to traditional camp activities (boating, swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, etc.), youth participants connect with nature, make new friends, build life skills, and create fun memories. Space is limited so don't wait to sign up for your preferred camp sessions. Learn more here.