Volunteer Opportunity: Facilitate STEM activities in local schools

Support your local community: facilitate STEM activities in local schools!

Every year, 4-H recruits, trains and places undergraduate and graduate students in local schools, libraries and afterschool programs to facilitate experiential STEM activities with youth (grades 3 – 8).  We provide all the training, support, and materials for these students to be successful, and our host sites provide supervision to take care of any behavior issues.  In short, we set students up for a successful, enjoyable time helping local youth learn science while having fun!

We generally have three times as many requests as we do students to fill them.  I’d appreciate it if you’d announce this opportunity to students in your classes, or allow me to come for 5 – 10 minutes early this semester to do so.

Trainings for fall will be held the second and third weeks of September.  Several training times and locations will be available at both UMaine and UMaine Augusta.

Interested? Email Laura Wilson  at laura.wilson@maine.edu for more information.  The 4-H STEM Ambassador program is part of the UMaine Engaged Black Bear Initiative, and digital badges are awarded to all who complete the semester requirements.  More information is available at https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/science-engineering-technology/stem-ambassadors/

Thank you for supporting this program and our efforts to reach youth with experiential science, technology, engineering and math activities!

Best, Laura

Laura Wilson
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
4-H Science Professional
4-H STEM Ambassadors Program
103A Libby Hall, Orono, ME
(207) 581-2971; mobile: (207) 949-2167