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
March 22, 2017 | Dan O'Keefe | Michigan Sea Grant is offering anglers a variety of ways to contribute information to scientists in 2017.
March 22, 2017 | Dan O'Keefe | Research shows wild salmon made up the majority of the catch in most regions.
March 22, 2017 | Nick Baumgart | Enjoy spending time outdoors? Want to share that experience with youth? Get involved with 4-H Outdoor Adventure Challenge through the orientation workshop.
March 20, 2017 | Dan O'Keefe | 2017 Southern Lake Michigan meeting on April 20 is free, open to public.
March 17, 2017 | Cindy Hudson | Sea Grant's Brandon Schroeder to receive honor from Michigan Science Teachers Association.
March 17, 2017 | Nick Baumgart | Engage youth in environmental science with these new 4-H Science Blast lessons.
March 17, 2017 | Elliot Nelson | A rare arctic visitor brings birders to Flint, may be used by scientist to help better understand the species.
March 15, 2017 | Elliot Nelson | Competition engages students in a real-world, hands-on science and business experience.
March 14, 2017 | Brandon Schroeder | Registration now open for four free workshops to be held in April.
March 6, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | Learn more about the water we drink during National Groundwater Awareness Week March 5-11, 2017.
Find an Expert
Mar 25, 2017 | Thompson Community Center, 11370 Hupp St., Warren, MI 48089
Mar 29, 2017 – Mar 29, 2017 | Ontonagon School, 710 Parker Ave, Ontonagon, MI 49953
Mar 31, 2017 | Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864
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
Apr 3, 2017 – Apr 3, 2017 | Dickinson County Library, 401 Iron Mountain St, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Apr 7, 2017 | Lenawee County 4-H Center, 602 N. Dean ST, Adrian MI 49221