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A DCF Mandated Reporter Training has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the UConn Greater Hartford Campus, Library Building Auditorium.   All chaperons for 4-H Programs at The Big E who have not previously received DCF training are required to attend.  The training is open to all 4-H volunteers who need to complete this requirement.  Please rsvp to Nancy Wilhelm by Aug. 31 at or call 1-888-FOUR-H-CT.


4-H Environmental Science Day

at UConn Avery Point Campus

August 22, 2011, 9:15-4:00

Spend the day at the Avery Point Campus learning about the environment.  Highlights include hands on workshops and a Project Oceanology boat trip!

Event Flyer

Registration Form


CT 4-H PALA (Presidential Active

Lifestyle Award)

Easy as 1, 2, 3

1.  Move it:  Find activities you enjoy

2.  Log It:  Once you've found your favorite physical activities, start logging them.

3:  Earn It:  Earn recognition for your effort.

CT 4-H PALA Guidelines

CT 4-H PALA Tracking Log


Summer Fun Means 4-H Fairs!


August 12-14 - Tolland County 4-H Fair, Tolland Agricultural Center, Vernon


August 19-21 - Hartford County 4-H Fair, Somers Four Town Fairgrounds



2011 New England Center Program

at The Big E

The Connecticut 4-H Program will be featured in the New England Center Building at The Big E on Sunday, October 2, 2011.  CT 4-H members are invited to participate in an activity booth or perform on stage that day - give a speech, model an outfit you created, perform a talent.  Participants will receive free parking and admission to the fair.

Activity Booth Registration

Talent Show Registration



Share Your 4-H Story!



Connecticut 4-H: a great place to learn new things

What’s in it for young people?

When you join 4-H, you choose what interests you. Here are some examples of hands-on opportunities:
• exploring the environment and nature
• growing your own food with all types of gardens
• learning about technology and robotics
• developing photography or drama skills
• caring for animals

You can be part of a club, be an individual member, attend 4-H Camp, go on a field trip or show off your new skills at a 4-H Fair. In the process, you meet new friends, solve problems and make a difference in your neighborhood or even in the world.

Adults like it, too!

Our adult 4-H volunteers enjoy working with young people to gain their full potential. Depending on the talents and time you can contribute, we have a place for you in:
• individual events
• short-term or long term projects with national curriculums
• on-going group activities
• committee membership

You’ll get plenty of training and support from the Connecticut Cooperative Extension Staff and recognition, too. You might even learn new skills while seeing youth grow and develop. Get a new worldview.

Everyone Benefits.

According to research by Tufts University, 4-H youth are 25% more likely to contribute to their families, themselves and their communities, and 41% less likely to engage in risky/problem behavior. Be part of the 4-H world.



Congressman Joe Courtney, Second Congressional District of Connecticut,

shows a goat at the 2011 New London County 4-H Fair held in July.