This summer’s 4-H Science Week at Rutgers University featured a wide variety of projects, including a sustainability-themed experiment in dividing reclaimed concrete to make landscaping blocks. Science Week is a statewide program designed to encourage young people to pursue careers in science, under scholarships provided by Samsung. Three students from Union County received Science Week scholarships this year: Osaze Morris, Sean Penaranda and Christopher Morris, who all attend Rahway High School.
In Union County, 4-H also offers a wide variety of clubs for students in grades 1-12, which meet once a month during the school year. 4-H clubs enable students to develop important life skills while exploring popular activities including Lego robotics, archery, cooking and much more.
Union County 4-H is a program of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, supported in part by the Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information about 4-H clubs in Union County contact 4-H agent James Nichnadowicz at the Extension offices, 908-654-9854 or Nichnadowicz@njaes.rutgers.edu, or visitucnj.org/rce.