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 2017.
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
April 27, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | 4-H teen leaders sought to meet the challenge of educating the next generation.
April 21, 2017 | Abbey Miller | During the campaign period, paper clovers are sold for $1 at checkout, with proceeds benefiting 4-H programs where each store is located.
April 20, 2017 | Tracy D’Augustino | Families engaged in science while exploring NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries System.
April 18, 2017 | Brandon Schroeder | While plastic monsters invade Michigan’s Great Lakes and inland waterways, Alpena Elementary students create video to foster awareness of this issue among their local community.
April 17, 2017 | Kip Cronk | Create and fly kites, take a hike, enjoy crafts at Bay City State Recreation Area.
April 13, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | Flowers like yarrow, columbine and foxglove are easy to grow and care for, have excellent vase life and there are many varieties from which to choose.
April 13, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | Flowers like peony, zinnia and marigold are easy to grow and care for, have excellent vase life and there are many varieties from which to choose.
April 13, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | When growing flowers for cutting, focus on a garden that will provide you with a good supply of flowers throughout the season.
April 12, 2017 | Mary Bohling | Learn about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities ahead for those who love fishing.
April 11, 2017 | 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 for the 2017-18 program year.
Find an Expert
Apr 28, 2017 – Apr 30, 2017 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017 | Manistee River near Kingsley or at a location central to particpants
May 6, 2017 | Sanilac County 4-H Fairgrounds, 260 Dawson St, Sandusky, MI 48471
May 11, 2017 | Michigan State University
May 13, 2017 – May 14, 2017 | Demmer Center, 4830 Jollly Road, Lansing, MI 48910
May 13, 2017 | DeVries Nature Conservancy, 2635 N Michigan 52, Owosso, MI 48867
May 13, 2017 | Bavarian Inn Conference Center, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734