Adult Volunteer Leaders Sought for 4-H Stream Teams Program

Penn State Extension is looking for caring adults to be volunteer leaders for the 4-H Stream Teams program, which teaches youth about local water resources. (Provided photo)

By Chuck Gill, Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State Extension is offering environmentally minded Pennsylvania adults the chance to share their interests with young people in their community.

Extension is seeking volunteers for its 4-H Stream Teams program, which guides youths in learning about local water resources and encourages them to become water stewards and involved citizens, now and in the future.

A four-part, Web-based training series for prospective 4-H Stream Teams adult volunteers will begin Jan. 29. Each live, one-hour webinar will be offered at noon and repeated at 7 p.m.:

— Jan. 29, Part 1: What is a 4-H Stream Team?

— Jan. 31, Part 2: Teaching Hands-On Water Education

— Feb. 5, Part 3: Connecting Youth to Local Water Resources

— Feb. 7, Part 4: Leading Youth in Water-Based Service Projects

This free training is open to anyone who already works with youth — such as 4-H volunteers, Scout leaders, camp directors or classroom teachers — and to any adult looking for an opportunity to share their interest in the environment with youth. 4-H programs also provide important leadership, citizenship and life skills that will benefit youth throughout their lives.

Registration for the training is required and can be completed here. For more information, contact Jennifer Fetter at 4HWater@psu.edu or 717-921-8803, or visit here.

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