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:
Jake DeDecker, Associate Director of MSU Extension Children & Youth Programs
Michigan State University Extension
446 W. Circle Drive, Suite 160
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884 -5966
December 29, 2017 | Insa Raymond | Youth and adult volunteers become amateur scientists through citizen science projects.
June 29, 2017 | Jamie Wilson | A new Michigan 4-H event will provide youth ages 9 to 19 with an opportunity to demonstrate and grow their passion for science through a variety of science-related contests and challenges.
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.
Jan 27, 2018 – Jan 28, 2018 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Dr, Tustin, MI 49688
Jan 27, 2018 – Jan 27, 2018 | North Aurelius Elementary School, 115 N. Aurelius Road, Mason, MI 48854
Jun 20, 2018 – Jun 22, 2018 | Michigan State University Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824