Upcoming Events

Morris County 4-H Events and More:

Promoting 4-H at events this Fall

Look for our 4-H table at these events - stop by, say Hello, and tell visitors what you love about 4-H. If you would like to help setup and man the 4-H station, bring your animal or a fun activity, please conact the 4-H office at morris4h@njaes.rutgers.edu or 973-285-8301.

Do you know of an event in your area that would be great for 4-H to attend? Please let us know so we can forward it to the festival committee.

October 23 @ 10am-2pm
Main Library, 449 Halsey Rd

The Bat-apalooza & Parsippany Green Fair at the Parsippany library on October 23 will feature outdoor displays from local organizations (including 4-H) as well as indoor presentations, life story telling and arts and crafts (masks required for indoor presentation).

This free family friendly event by the Parsippany Green Team's Bat Protection Project will kick off National Bat Week October 24-31.

October 24 @ 3:00-5:00 PM

Career Carnival for Kids is an engaging career exploration program for elementary and middle school students. Make sure you say Hello at the 4-H table at this interactive event. Kids can meet professionals representing careers in Health & Wellness, Technology, Creative Arts, Media, Engineering, Financial Services, Public Safety and more. Register to get a special swag bag at the event!

The Earth Day, Every Day webinar series (lovingly called #E2D2) focuses on steps everyone can take to protect the environment. We can all do our part to take actions that make our homes more sustainable, from environmentally-friendly lawn care, to recycling, to conducting a home energy audit. These interactive sessions are free, but you must register to participate.

October 25, 2021 @ 6:30pm
RU Wildlife Wise: Successfully Navigating the Urban Wild

Join us to discover the wild animals that ‘go bump in the night’ this Halloween with Kathleen Kerwin, Program Associate with Rutgers Cooperative Extension Wildlife Conservation and Management Program. Learn about what lives in our urban environment and how to reduce human-wildlife conflict. Species covered will include coyotes, fox, raccoons, skunks, bats, birds, deer, and more!

November 1, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Let's Stop As-Salt-ing Our Streams: The Impacts of Road Salt on Freshwater

New Jersey is applying more and more salt on its roads every winter - and its freshwaters are becoming saltier too. Join Erin Stretz, Assistant Director of Science at The Watershed Institute and coordinator of the New Jersey Watershed Watch Network, to discover the ecological consequences of road salting on freshwater streams and lakes and how you can help put your watershed on a reduced-sodium diet. You will also learn more about our community science effort to measure chloride levels across the state. Join up and contribute to freshwater salinization research this winter!

Sign up to attend our Youth Summit on Financial Literacy on Thursday, 11/18! We hope you will learn how to discuss topics ranging from setting priorities and goals to career pathways and how to make good financial decisions. Post-event survey responders will receive a bronze “Money Management” pin and a personalized certificate of participation.

Financial Literacy Youth Summit Application

4-H and NJCEE, are happy to provide you with resources and support so you can learn about interesting financial literacy concepts successfully.

For this evening event, Teens and Tweens are encouraged to learn about topics ranging from setting priorities and goals to career pathways and making good financial decisions. We’ll wrap up with a Kahoot that will test your knowledge about financial literacy and offer prizes to the top three youth with the most points!

Plus, post-event survey responders will receive a bronze “Money Management” pin and a personalized certificate of participation.

Financial Literacy for Teens & Tweens Registration

Teens are tomorrow’s leaders, but have the potential for leading TODAY. Join us on a free journey to Russia! We’ll be meeting teens from Russia who have the same concerns about the world as you. This program gives teens the chance to partner with each other to teach younger youth environmental stewardship practices that will affect both sides of the planet! This program is 100% virtual and runs from October 2021 – February 2022 for teens 16–19. Teens will receive a certificate upon completion and a T.R.A.I.L t-shirt. The first meeting is Sunday, October 3 at 1 p.m. EDT.

T.R.A.I.L. Registration Link

Bridge to 4-H is a monthly virtual 4-H club for youth in grades 6 and up, exploring leadership, healthy living, and life skills. From the 4-H From Home website: "Join us as we learn about how to make a menu of food we like while keeping a budget, adopting healthier habits, and caring for ourselves inside and out. Make friends across the state of NJ! We meet on the third Thursday of every month over Zoom." Click here to register.

The Morris County 4-H 2020-2021 Yearbook is now available online! Inside you'll see all the amazing things our 4-H members, volunteers, and community accomplished over the past year. Congratulations everyone on another great year!