Wonder why you’d put butterflies in the freezer?
Take some time to learn about our small, successful insect neighbors. After all, there are many more of them than there are of us!
You can do service-learning projects related to insects; observe, photograph and collect insects (either by using catch-and-release methods or by making a specimen collection); and more! Read on, and have fun going “buggy!”
Service Learning and Entomology
- Emerald Ash Borer Eradication – Get involved with the effort to wipe out the emerald ash borer! You and other Michigan 4-H’ers can help spread the word about the importance of not moving firewood from quarantined areas. You can also help others identify this invasive species and help identify infested ash trees. To learn more visit the Emerald Ash Borer website.
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Nick Baumgart, Extension Educator
Environmental & Outdoor Education & Shooting Sports
Michigan State University Extension
527 Stephenson St.
Norway, MI 49870
February 6, 2017 | Norm Lownds | There is lots to see and do at Butterflies in the Garden on the Michigan State University campus.
January 13, 2017 | Jan Brinn | Midland County youth, a 4-H true science leader, shares tips for showing a tarantula.
January 6, 2017 | Nick Baumgart | Research beekeeping and share your findings in this rewarding essay contest.
November 8, 2016 | Tracy D’Augustino | Explore with youth the science behind insects during winter by asking questions and discovering answers.
April 7, 2016 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | 4-H members who attended the Teens as Teachers workshop will put their new leadership skills to the test at the kickoff event for the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience April 9.
April 6, 2016 | Abbey Miller | The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff members may apply for these funds.
February 8, 2016 | Nick Baumgart | Research about beekeeping and share your findings in this rewarding essay contest.
Apr 3, 2017 – Apr 7, 2017 | Max Thompson Family Resource Center, 11370 Hupp Ave, Warren, MI 48088
Apr 13, 2017 | Bloomfield Hills Schools Bowers Farm, 1219 E Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
May 11, 2017 | Michigan State University
May 20, 2017 – May 21, 2017 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Dr., Tustin, MI 49688
Jun 21, 2017 – Jun 23, 2017 | Michigan State University Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824