MSU Extension Alpena

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Fresh Friday!Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain?  Make this easy and healthy microwavable popcorn right from you...
06/11/2021
Healthier Microwave Popcorn

Fresh Friday!
Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain? Make this easy and healthy microwavable popcorn right from your own kitchen!
It only takes 3 minutes and you control the amount of oil and salt you add, so it's much healthier!
https://youtu.be/4b76cg64hgw

Easy and healthy microwavable popcorn! Skip the overpriced movie theater style popcorn bags and pop your own at home. It only takes 3 minutes and you control...

Fresh Friday!🏋️️🚴⛹️🤽Stay safe while exercising outside with these tips from MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor...
06/10/2021

Fresh Friday!🏋️️🚴⛹️🤽
Stay safe while exercising outside with these tips from MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Madison Koenigsknecht.
https://youtu.be/Yvy7WHupFiA
#SnapEdWorks #MSUExtension #physicalactivity

Fresh Friday!🏋️️🚴⛹️🤽
Stay safe while exercising outside with these tips from MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Madison Koenigsknecht.
https://youtu.be/Yvy7WHupFiA
#SnapEdWorks #MSUExtension #physicalactivity

It’s time to rally to the Clover Banner once again!  The League is marching to battle!  After valiantly vanquishing thei...
06/09/2021

It’s time to rally to the Clover Banner once again! The League is marching to battle! After valiantly vanquishing their foes in our last battle, we are calling on all brave adventurers to stand in the great battle between good and evil! Participants can learn problem solving, critical thinking, team building, and acceptance as they take part in the Dungeons & Dragons adventure of a lifetime! Registration is now open and will be open until June 30, 2021!
https://events.anr.msu.edu/LogMtG/

It’s time to rally to the Clover Banner once again! The League is marching to battle! After valiantly vanquishing their foes in our last battle, we are calling on all brave adventurers to stand in the great battle between good and evil! Participants can learn problem solving, critical thinking, team building, and acceptance as they take part in the Dungeons & Dragons adventure of a lifetime! Registration is now open and will be open until June 30, 2021!
https://events.anr.msu.edu/LogMtG/

06/08/2021
Virtual 4-H Spartan Coding Camp: July 17 & 18, 2021 and August 14 & 15, 2021Explore the exciting field of computer codin...
06/08/2021

Virtual 4-H Spartan Coding Camp: July 17 & 18, 2021 and August 14 & 15, 2021
Explore the exciting field of computer coding at MSU Extension’s newest premier pre-college program! Whether you have prior computer coding knowledge, or have never even thought about it, you will gain valuable coding skills at this fun STEM summer camp. Open to all youth entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2021. By the end of the camp, you will learn to develop your own tech ideas, plus design and code a personal website from scratch! Specific coding languages taught during the program include HTML, CSS, JS, Ruby, Rails, and Github. For more information and to register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HSpartanCodingCamp2021/

Virtual 4-H Spartan Coding Camp: July 17 & 18, 2021 and August 14 & 15, 2021
Explore the exciting field of computer coding at MSU Extension’s newest premier pre-college program! Whether you have prior computer coding knowledge, or have never even thought about it, you will gain valuable coding skills at this fun STEM summer camp. Open to all youth entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2021. By the end of the camp, you will learn to develop your own tech ideas, plus design and code a personal website from scratch! Specific coding languages taught during the program include HTML, CSS, JS, Ruby, Rails, and Github. For more information and to register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HSpartanCodingCamp2021/

Want to learn more about Michigan's youth shooting sport ambassador program? Join us as we learn, play activities, and c...
06/07/2021

Want to learn more about Michigan's youth shooting sport ambassador program? Join us as we learn, play activities, and converse with volunteers, guest speakers, and Michigan’s own Shooting Sports teen Ambassadors. In this SPIN Club, Everything Shooting Sports, youth will get knowledge about shooting sports disciplines, state and national events, and how to best represent their club in 4-H Shooting Sports! The club is geared towards ages 12-19 and meets every Tuesday from 4pm-5pm starting on June 15th and ending on July 20th. Kits with T-shirts and other 4-H gear will be mailed to registrants. Must be enrolled in 4-H Online to get access to this club. Please register here: http://bit.ly/EverythingSS

Want to learn more about Michigan's youth shooting sport ambassador program? Join us as we learn, play activities, and converse with volunteers, guest speakers, and Michigan’s own Shooting Sports teen Ambassadors. In this SPIN Club, Everything Shooting Sports, youth will get knowledge about shooting sports disciplines, state and national events, and how to best represent their club in 4-H Shooting Sports! The club is geared towards ages 12-19 and meets every Tuesday from 4pm-5pm starting on June 15th and ending on July 20th. Kits with T-shirts and other 4-H gear will be mailed to registrants. Must be enrolled in 4-H Online to get access to this club. Please register here: http://bit.ly/EverythingSS

Registration is now open for the Art and Soul 4-H Sketchbook Club, open to all youth in grades 6-8. This free club will ...
06/07/2021

Registration is now open for the Art and Soul 4-H Sketchbook Club, open to all youth in grades 6-8. This free club will meet on six evenings, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 8th through June 24th, from 6:30-7:30 pm via Zoom. Art club members will be provided with a very basic (inexpensive) list of items to have on hand prior to the start of the club. They will explore different drawing techniques while practicing the seven elements of art, using sketchbooks to record their drawings and explore creativity. The club leader is a certified art teacher. Registration closes Friday, May 28th.

Club members should register as a 4-H member in 4HOnline at https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in, choose Leelanau County, and add the “SPIN Club Art and Soul 4-H Sketchbook Club” to their list of clubs.

Please email Leelanau County 4-H Program Coordinator Rosali Collier at [email protected] if you have questions about the club. Registration limited to 15 youth.

Registration is now open for the Art and Soul 4-H Sketchbook Club, open to all youth in grades 6-8. This free club will meet on six evenings, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 8th through June 24th, from 6:30-7:30 pm via Zoom. Art club members will be provided with a very basic (inexpensive) list of items to have on hand prior to the start of the club. They will explore different drawing techniques while practicing the seven elements of art, using sketchbooks to record their drawings and explore creativity. The club leader is a certified art teacher. Registration closes Friday, May 28th.

Club members should register as a 4-H member in 4HOnline at https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in, choose Leelanau County, and add the “SPIN Club Art and Soul 4-H Sketchbook Club” to their list of clubs.

Please email Leelanau County 4-H Program Coordinator Rosali Collier at [email protected] if you have questions about the club. Registration limited to 15 youth.

Hey! Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness?The Magic of Mindfulness is a six-week program created to pro...
06/06/2021

Hey! Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness?

The Magic of Mindfulness is a six-week program created to promote mindful practices that lead to improvements in managing one’s own goals, developing a sense of self, time management, stress management, emotional regulation, and mindful eating practices. Our ultimate goal is for youth to embrace the now to shape the future ahead of them. Different session topics will be offered on Tuesdays from June 1st - July 6th at 4:00-5:00 PM EST. To receive club access, please make sure all middle and high school youth interested are registered on 4-H Online. Please email Ally Baird ([email protected]) with questions. Visit https://tinyurl.com/4fj6d8tw to receive more information about this club.

Hey! Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness?

The Magic of Mindfulness is a six-week program created to promote mindful practices that lead to improvements in managing one’s own goals, developing a sense of self, time management, stress management, emotional regulation, and mindful eating practices. Our ultimate goal is for youth to embrace the now to shape the future ahead of them. Different session topics will be offered on Tuesdays from June 1st - July 6th at 4:00-5:00 PM EST. To receive club access, please make sure all middle and high school youth interested are registered on 4-H Online. Please email Ally Baird ([email protected]) with questions. Visit https://tinyurl.com/4fj6d8tw to receive more information about this club.

Families will celebrate their children with fun outdoor activities focusing on nature and the great outdoors. Outdoor th...
06/05/2021

Families will celebrate their children with fun outdoor activities focusing on nature and the great outdoors. Outdoor themed missions will be completed by household teams on the GooseChase app and allows teams a chance to win prizes! Mission themes: fishing, hiking, camping, water safety, wildflowers, sidewalk chalk art, reading, telling stories, listening, and much more. Missions can be completed any time from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2021. Families can participate from home, cabin, cottage, campground or wherever your family is located during this time! All that's needed for this program is a smart phone or tablet with a camera and internet connectivity!

Preregistration required at https://events.anr.msu.edu/childrensday/

Families will celebrate their children with fun outdoor activities focusing on nature and the great outdoors. Outdoor themed missions will be completed by household teams on the GooseChase app and allows teams a chance to win prizes! Mission themes: fishing, hiking, camping, water safety, wildflowers, sidewalk chalk art, reading, telling stories, listening, and much more. Missions can be completed any time from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2021. Families can participate from home, cabin, cottage, campground or wherever your family is located during this time! All that's needed for this program is a smart phone or tablet with a camera and internet connectivity!

Preregistration required at https://events.anr.msu.edu/childrensday/

The 2021 Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration planning committee asked you to keep your eyes open for other Creative A...
06/04/2021

The 2021 Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration planning committee asked you to keep your eyes open for other Creative Arts Opportunities coming your way in 2021! We are so glad that you did, and the “May Appreciation Kits” went fast in keeping 4-H creative leaders engaged and having some fun. We will continue sending out monthly creative art kits May-August to our Golden 4-H Adult Leaders! There is still a limited supply of kits. Register today for your June kit, containing a creative activity with supplies, additional ideas and maybe a surprise or two for you! Register at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/craftsaroundtheworldjune2021/ by May 24th!

The 2021 Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration planning committee asked you to keep your eyes open for other Creative Arts Opportunities coming your way in 2021! We are so glad that you did, and the “May Appreciation Kits” went fast in keeping 4-H creative leaders engaged and having some fun. We will continue sending out monthly creative art kits May-August to our Golden 4-H Adult Leaders! There is still a limited supply of kits. Register today for your June kit, containing a creative activity with supplies, additional ideas and maybe a surprise or two for you! Register at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/craftsaroundtheworldjune2021/ by May 24th!

What are you doing this summer? Come Join US for our 4-H Summer Day Camp!
06/03/2021

What are you doing this summer? Come Join US for our 4-H Summer Day Camp!

What are you doing this summer? Come Join US for our 4-H Summer Day Camp!

06/02/2021

MSU Extension programs

4-H Juneteenth Jubilee Saturday, June 19th at 10 AM (EST)Online via Zoom Youth statewide are invited to participate in o...
06/01/2021

4-H Juneteenth Jubilee
Saturday, June 19th at 10 AM (EST)
Online via Zoom
Youth statewide are invited to participate in our 4-H Global Education Day as we learn explore African American culture and learn what Juneteenth is all about. Through this fun virtual event we will learn how it started, what it represents, and how it is celebrated today. 4-H youth who register will receive a Juneteenth Jubilee kit in the mail with materials for the live Zoom event.

Register Online: https://forms.gle/wUbNqxEsEADKUNF37

4-H Juneteenth Jubilee
Saturday, June 19th at 10 AM (EST)
Online via Zoom
Youth statewide are invited to participate in our 4-H Global Education Day as we learn explore African American culture and learn what Juneteenth is all about. Through this fun virtual event we will learn how it started, what it represents, and how it is celebrated today. 4-H youth who register will receive a Juneteenth Jubilee kit in the mail with materials for the live Zoom event.

Register Online: https://forms.gle/wUbNqxEsEADKUNF37

Do you have stories, writing, photographs, images, drawings you want to showcase? SPIN class moved to June and deadline ...
06/01/2021

Do you have stories, writing, photographs, images, drawings you want to showcase?
SPIN class moved to June and deadline changed. Join other artists to explore the world of making handmade books as a unique way to tell a story through text and image. In this class, you will make simple book structures: Japanese binding, accordion books, pamphlet stitch, and more. Open to youth 11+. We will meet for six sessions on Tuesdays beginning June 1 through June 29th, from 3:30 to 4:30. Registration cost is $15 for the book arts tool kit. You will receive a book arts tool kit in the mail, along with a list of supplies.

Kits will be supplied to those that register; but hurry, spots are limited!! Register here before June 3: https://events.anr.msu.edu/BookArtsSPINClub/

To register, all youth must be enrolled in this club through 4-H Online (Club is listed under Delta County – SPIN Club-Book Art.) For questions, please email Elizabeth Alderman [email protected] or Dave Radloff [email protected]

Do you have stories, writing, photographs, images, drawings you want to showcase?
SPIN class moved to June and deadline changed. Join other artists to explore the world of making handmade books as a unique way to tell a story through text and image. In this class, you will make simple book structures: Japanese binding, accordion books, pamphlet stitch, and more. Open to youth 11+. We will meet for six sessions on Tuesdays beginning June 1 through June 29th, from 3:30 to 4:30. Registration cost is $15 for the book arts tool kit. You will receive a book arts tool kit in the mail, along with a list of supplies.

Kits will be supplied to those that register; but hurry, spots are limited!! Register here before June 3: https://events.anr.msu.edu/BookArtsSPINClub/

To register, all youth must be enrolled in this club through 4-H Online (Club is listed under Delta County – SPIN Club-Book Art.) For questions, please email Elizabeth Alderman [email protected] or Dave Radloff [email protected]

05/31/2021
Michigan 4-H is growing current and future leaders.
05/31/2021
4-H

Michigan 4-H is growing current and future leaders.

Michigan 4-H is growing current and future leaders. The largest youth development organization in Michigan, 4-H provides more than 200,000 young people with experiential learning opportunities to explore new interests and discover their passion

It’s time to go Fishin’ in Michigan! Michigan 4-H is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources ...
05/30/2021

It’s time to go Fishin’ in Michigan! Michigan 4-H is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to offer FREE a state-wide virtual fishing derby on Free Fishing Weekend June 12-13 2021 for youth ages 5-19. Join us for this statewide event to share your fish stories with youth across the State! Fishing derbies are a great way to build angling skills, increase confidence, learn angler ethics, and have fun! Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.
During the fishing derby, youth will be able to complete virtual fishing challenges and submit entries through the Goosechase app and will be awarded points for each mission that is completed. Top participants will be eligible for prizes or certificates.
Register for the derby at https://www.canr.msu.edu/.../4-h-youth-virtual-fishing-derby
Need more information contact [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] or call 989-907-6500

It’s time to go Fishin’ in Michigan! Michigan 4-H is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to offer FREE a state-wide virtual fishing derby on Free Fishing Weekend June 12-13 2021 for youth ages 5-19. Join us for this statewide event to share your fish stories with youth across the State! Fishing derbies are a great way to build angling skills, increase confidence, learn angler ethics, and have fun! Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.
During the fishing derby, youth will be able to complete virtual fishing challenges and submit entries through the Goosechase app and will be awarded points for each mission that is completed. Top participants will be eligible for prizes or certificates.
Register for the derby at https://www.canr.msu.edu/.../4-h-youth-virtual-fishing-derby
Need more information contact [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] or call 989-907-6500

4-H Exploration Days: Expanded is June 22-24th. This MSU Pre-College Program is open to any youth age 12 to 19 years old...
05/29/2021

4-H Exploration Days: Expanded is June 22-24th. This MSU Pre-College Program is open to any youth age 12 to 19 years old. With more than 60 fun and engaging sessions planned for youth to choose from there is something for everyone to enjoy. In addition, youth will hear from keynote speakers Justin and Alexis Black, authors of Redefining Normal. Youth will also have the opportunity to participate in free time sessions that include things like Virtual Clue, trivia, 10 Tips for Creating Your Own Podcast, and more! Cost of this program is $20.00 and includes a swag bag that will be mailed to youth. Register quickly to get the sessions you want! https://events.anr.msu.edu/explorationdays21/
Alpena Youth May Contact Tammy at [email protected] for more information.
Scholarships are available.

4-H Exploration Days: Expanded is June 22-24th. This MSU Pre-College Program is open to any youth age 12 to 19 years old. With more than 60 fun and engaging sessions planned for youth to choose from there is something for everyone to enjoy. In addition, youth will hear from keynote speakers Justin and Alexis Black, authors of Redefining Normal. Youth will also have the opportunity to participate in free time sessions that include things like Virtual Clue, trivia, 10 Tips for Creating Your Own Podcast, and more! Cost of this program is $20.00 and includes a swag bag that will be mailed to youth. Register quickly to get the sessions you want! https://events.anr.msu.edu/explorationdays21/
Alpena Youth May Contact Tammy at [email protected] for more information.
Scholarships are available.

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603 South Eleventh Avenue
Alpena, MI
49707

Opening Hours

Tuesday 08:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 15:30
Thursday 08:30 - 15:30

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(989) 354-9870

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2019 4-h Horse Camp - great group of kids enjoying lesson and fun time with their horses. Not to mention horseshoe and gourd craft with swimming at Campers Cove - great weekend!
Very disheartening that this office didn't have a native plant sake. Shoukdn't have to drive to Tawas for something like this.
The 4-H Fair Workbee is tomorrow at 6pm. What should you bring? Shovels, rakes, push brooms, hammers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, and wire brushes for scraping paint off of the green benches (4-H green paint and brushes if you have them) . I'll have a list of jobs that we would really appreciate your help with, but as always, if you see a job that should or could be done--help us out. We really do appreciate it. We hope to see you Thursday.