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The 4-H Clover

The RCE of Morris County physical office is open, however, all in person visitors are required to wear face coverings while in the building. 4-H Youth Development visitors please call or e-mail before coming to the office so we can ensure staff will be onsite to assist you. The staff will also continue to be available remotely to address questions through phone and e-mail.

NEW 4-H Clubs Starting

Morris County is excited to announce two new clubs starting in February. Contact the 4-H office to learn more and sign up! Be sure to check out our club list for more information on all our 4-H clubs.

-STEAM Punks: For grades K-8. Will explore a variety of projects in the STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Participants will virtually meet once a month to build, craft, plant, photograph, and more.

World of Theatre: Focuses on all aspects of theatre including performance, costuming, set design, and skit writing. Meetings will be on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm on Google Meets.

- Herpetology and Other Exotic Pets: Lizards, snakes, spiders, and more! This club is perfect for those who love more unusual pets. This club meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm.

Got an idea for a new 4-H club? Let us know! 4hmorris@njaes.rutgers.edu

Globetasters: 30 Minute Meal Mondays

Mondays, March 1-April 19 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm

Join us for Globe Tasters 4-H Cultural Cuisine S.T.E.P. Club—Session 5. You can cook right along with us or watch and make later. This program is for youth in grades 4–13. Sessions will run on Mondays, 4–5:30pm starting March 1 thru April 19. Learn more and sign up on the NJ 4-H From Home website.

Money Matters STEP Club

Tuesdays, March 2-30 @ 3:00pm-4:00pm

Youth will learn to identify some of the most common money mistakes people make and understand why people fall prey to financial issues. Teens will start forming good financial habits now so that that they can reduce risks in the future, such as avoiding scams and fraud, identity theft, predatory lending, and bankruptcy. The club is geared towards youth in grades 8–12. Learn more and sign up on the NJ 4-H From Home website.

4-H St. Patrick's Day Parade Video

Submissions Due March 5

4-H members and families are invited to share pictures and videos of themselves dressed in their best green attire. Let's see how creative and green our 4-H community members can be! Submissions should include your name and a title. Take a look at the 4-H Winter Video for inspiration. Send your videos and photos to bw387@njaes.rutgers.edu.

Dive into Oceanography

March 6 @ 1:30pm

Explore the mysteries of the ocean with three Rutgers scientists! A fish biologist, a computer coder, and a policy maker will discuss the sues of STEM in oceanography. This event is part of the Intrepid Museum's Virtual Girls in Science and Engineering Day.

4-H South Jersey Teen Conference

Deadline: March 8

Event date: March 20 @ 9:45am-1:00pm

The teen and adult members of the South Jersey 4-H Teen Conference Planning Committee invite teens in grades 8 and up to virtually meet to connect, inspire, learn, and laugh. Learn more about the day's activities on the registration packet.

Bird Nerds STEP Club

Wednesdays, March 17-April 21 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm

Looking to spend more time exploring the outdoors, learning about the natural world around you, AND enjoying some 4-H fun? Youth grades 4&6 are invited to join the BIRD NERDS 4-H STEP CLUB! Share six weeks of exploring the fascinating world of birds. Activities will include backyard bird Identification, scavenger hunts, nature themed arts & crafts, exotic feeder and nesting camera observation, DIY bird feeder creations, get to know raptors, and how dinosaurs & birds are related. Learn more and sign up on the NJ 4-H From Home website

Lubrano 4-H Scholarship

Deadline: March 15

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 award recognizes an active, well rounded 4-H member in honor of Morris County 4-He member, Andrew Lubrano. Applications and a leader's letter of recommendation are due to the Morris County 4-H office by March 15.

Citizenship Washington Focus Applications

Deadline: March 22

Event dates: June/July, 5 weeks, 1 evening per week

Plans for the virtual Citizenship washington Focus (CWF) 2021 are underway. This year's theme is "Youth Voice". Participants in grades 10-12 will explore topics such as Civil Discourse, Informed Decision Making, Media Literacy, and discuss methods to assess the needs in their community and identify the best ways for young people to affect change. This virtual event will be held over 5 weeks in late June and July for 2-3 hours at 1 evening per week. Only 12-15 delegates will be accepted to attend this year. Submit your application to the Morris County 4-H office by March 22.

Virtual 4-H Public Presentations

Deadline: March 26

At this annual event, 4-H members (grades K-13) give a formal presentation on a topic of their choice. Volunteer judges provide constructive feedback to help participants improve their presentation skills. Video submissions must be uploaded and registered by March 26. Judging will take place during April followed by an Awards Ceremony in early May. Be sure to check out the following links for video submission instructions and registration.

Travel Bug STEP Club

Thursdays, April 1-29 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm

We may not be able to travel right now, but we can still take a trip to some faraway lands to learn about what it's like to visit some beautiful countries. Join us each week as we embark on adventures to Iceland, Ireland, Scotland and England, Belgium, Italy, Belize, and Chile. This program is open to youth in grades 7–9. Learn more and sign up on the NJ 4-H From Home website

4-H Winter Activities Video

Check out the Morris County 4-H YouTube Channel to see what 4-H members have been up to this winter. Don't forget to enter your photos and videos for the next video: 4-H St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Morris County 4-H Yearbook

The 2019-2020 Morris County 4-H Yearbook is now available! Take a look at what our amazing 4-H'ers have accomplished this past year.

Morris County 4-H Awards Presentations

The 2019-2020 Awards Celebrations for Morris County 4-H stretched over an entire week this year! We celebrated the many wonderful accomplishments of our 4-H'ers, leaders and families during Club Awards Meetings from Monday, November 9 - Thursday, November 12, which also included fun trivia games each night. On Friday, November 13, we honored the recipients of our county level awards during a special Awards Celebration for the entire Morris County 4-H community. If you missed the festivities and fun, or want to look at the slide shows again, feel free to visit Awards Nights 2020!