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
January 20, 2017 | Brooke Larm | Ideas for developing the mind of a young scientist.
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.
January 4, 2017 | Ronald Kinnunen | Michigan Sea Grant coordinating daylong program on issues influencing commercial fishing on the Great Lakes.
December 28, 2016 | Insa Raymond | Youth can explore biofuel at 4-H Renewable Energy Camp and through other 4-H science programs.
December 28, 2016 | Insa Raymond | Youth can explore wind energy at 4-H Renewable Energy Camp and through other 4-H science programs.
December 28, 2016 | Insa Raymond | Youth can explore solar energy at 4-H Renewable Energy Camp and through other 4-H science programs.
December 27, 2016 | Kea Norrell-Aitch | An overview of off-road vehicle (ORV) safety and responsibilities.
December 27, 2016 | Jan Brinn | The holiday season is the perfect time for a Christmas tree trek to notice the different evergreens alive outside and used for decorations in people’s home.
December 22, 2016 | Dixie Sandborn | Explore the science and history behind a Christmas favorite: holly!
Find an Expert
Jan 28, 2017 – Jan 29, 2017 | 4 Square Sportsman's Club, 6777 Cline Rd., Jeddo, MI 48032
Jan 28, 2017 – Jan 29, 2017 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Jan 28, 2017 | Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan
Feb 11, 2017 – Feb 12, 2017 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Dr, Tustin, MI 49688
Feb 17, 2017 – Feb 19, 2017 | Pigeon River State Forest near Vanderbilt. Participants will be notified where to meet.
Apr 3, 2017 – Apr 7, 2017 | Tollgate Farm and Education Center 28115 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, MI 48377
Apr 3, 2017 – Apr 7, 2017 | Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI 48377