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Current Events

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

Science-sational Day Workshop Proposals

Event date: March 25th

Deadline: January 20th

4-H Science-sational Day is one of the most popular events of the year! In order to make this day possible, volunteers are needed to present fun, hands-on, science related
workshops to youth in grades K-6. From how a camera works to basic engineering, we
are looking for youth and adults to present workshops on what they know and love. Learn more and submit your idea for a workshop here.

4-H North Jersey Teen Conference (NJTC)

Deadline: January 27th

Event date: March 10-12th

This popular event is open to 4-H teens in grades 8-13 from the northern NJ counties. At the conference, participants strengthen their leadership skills through hands-on activities. This year's theme is "Expanding Your Horizons". Learn more and register here.

Perfect Presentations Workshop

February 9th, 7:00-9:00pm

Part of the 4-H experience is learning how to give a formal presentation. This workshop will show 4-H members how to earn a blue ribbon a County Public Presentations Night. Both beginners and experts are encouraged to attend this important workshop. You may discover a new idea that takes your presentation from good to amazing! The workshop will be held at the Morris County 4-H office. Contact the office to sign-up.

Teen Science Cafe: Love & Heartbreak

February 18th, 11:00-1:00pm

Find out what goes on in our brain as we fallin and out of love. How can studying goats help us understand the chemistry and neuroscience of attraction? Space is limited so don't wait to register! Learn more here. Open to grades 9-12th.

Citizenship Washington Focus Applications

Deadline: March 1st

Event date: July 9-15

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is held each summer at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase Maryland.  It is a weeklong event for 4-H members in grades 9-12.  The program is based on the principle that democracy requires skills and strategies that must be learned and practiced and it teaches participants to be active, responsible citizens and leaders.  The program utilizes Washington, D.C. as a working classroom to learn about the government, citizenship and civic education and provides hands-on opportunities. Click here to apply.

Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Conference

Deadline: March 3rd

Event date: March 18th

4-H members in grades 6-8 are invited to attend this leadership conference. Participants will develop leadership and personal development skills while having fun with new friends. Click here to learn more.

Teen Science Cafe: Bee Conservation

March 11th, 11:00am-1:00pm

Explore the world of bees and other pollinators. Why are bee populations declining? How do we know and shy should we care? Find out what you can do to support the bees living in your own back yard. Space is limited so don't wait to register. Learn more here. Open to grades 9-12th.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 11th

Calling all 4-H clubs, members, families, and volunteers! We want to see you in your finest greenery to march in the Morristown St. Patrick's Day Parade. Participants are encouraged to carry club banners, wear silly hats, carry noisemakers, and wear 4-H attire. Project animals are welcome to participate, too! Learn more here.

Lubrano 4-H Scholarship

Deadline: March 15th

The Lance Corporal Andrew W. Lubrano 4-H Memorial Scholarship is available to High School Seniors who have been involved in 4-H during their four years of high school. This scholarship recognizes an active, well rounded 4-H member in Morris County. Click here to learn more and apply.

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.

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.