UMaine Extension offers training for 4-H Youth Science Day 2014

Posted:  Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 1:45pm

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a train-the-trainer workshop for those interested in leading 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) experiments at their work site. Designed for 4-H volunteers, teachers, library staff and after-school or childcare providers, the workshop will be available via distance learning at sites throughout the state at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 11 and Oct. 7, and 3:30 p.m., Sept. 12.

NYSD is held annually to promote programming that sparks interest and leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Fee for the training and materials is $25, $10 for current 4-H volunteers. Participants earn 0.2 CEU's for completing the training, and will be asked to host the NYSD experiment within two months of training. Registration and the locations of the workshops are online at

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.581.3877 or email

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in the state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

Contact Phone: 
(207) 581-3877