Love spending time outdoors?
Journey through field, forest, wetlands and urban areas to discover the wonders and mysteries of Michigan’s natural environment. Through 4-H environmental and outdoor education projects you will learn about the interconnection of people and nature. You’ll also develop respect and appreciation for and a sense of stewardship toward our natural resources. Enjoy time outdoors and develop an understanding and appreciation of the environment through three core theme areas:
- Basic science and ecology
- Interrelationships and impacts
- Health, wellness and positive outdoor experiences
The following 4-H EOE project areas incorporate these themes into their learning activities:
- Entomology (Insects)
- Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp
- Junior Citizen Planner
- The Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council
- Outdoor Adventure Challenge
- Shooting Sports
Awards, Contests, Grants & Career Preparation Opportunities
Opportunities related to 4-H Environmental and Outdoor Education abound! For more information check 4-H Environmental & Outdoor Education Awards, Contests, Grants & Career Preparation Opportunities listing for 2014.
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
December 2, 2016 | Insa Raymond | Help youth explore the difference between evergreens when selecting the best Christmas tree this year.
December 2, 2016 | Dixie Sandborn | Learn more about U-cut Christmas tree farms with the help of Goose Creek Tree Farm.
December 2, 2016 | Dixie Sandborn | Fun facts about real Christmas trees production and their impact on the environment.
December 1, 2016 | Nick Baumgart | Partnerships for 4-H shooting sports makes programs sustainable and productive for youth. Learn more ways to foster and develop partnerships for strong youth programming.
November 29, 2016 | Dixie Sandborn | Fun facts about the science of conifers, a symbol of the Christmas holiday.
November 28, 2016 | Join the #GivingTuesday movement! Help us reach our goal of raising $1,000 to provide 4-H participation scholarships for 100 youth.
November 16, 2016 | Nick Baumgart | Give Thanksgiving an environmental focus by implementing these simple tips that give thanks for our Earth.
November 15, 2016 | Steve Stewart | Among collections are biographies of more than 20,000 ships that have sailed on Great Lakes.
November 15, 2016 | Nick Baumgart | Consider making bird feeders with your 4-H club or youth group. It’s a great project for youth that they’ll enjoy all winter, and birds will love it!
November 8, 2016 | Dan O'Keefe | Lead, public water supply among topics on agenda
Find an Expert
Jan 22, 2017 | MSU Campus, Breslin Center: 1 Birch Rd. East Lansing, MI
Dec 17, 2016 | Sanilac County MSU Extension office, 171 Dawson Street Suite 323, Sandusky, MI 48471
Dec 28, 2016 | 4-H Office, 1040 S. Winter St., 2020 Adrian MI
Jan 10, 2017 | Lapeer County MSU Extension office, 1800 Imlay City Rd, Lapeer, MI 48446
Jan 11, 2017 | Bowers School Farm and E.L. Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Feb 11, 2017 – Feb 12, 2017 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Dr, Tustin, MI 49688
Jun 21, 2017 – Jun 23, 2017 | Michigan State University Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824