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 on topics such as environmental resource management, entomology, outdoor recreation and education, soils, wildlife, fisheries and marine life, 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
August 18, 2017 | Melissa Elischer | Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse and how to safely view it.
August 15, 2017 | Dan O'Keefe | A threatened fish called the River Redhorse is the latest subject of the Native Fish Heroes poster series.
August 9, 2017 | Dan O'Keefe | Researchers are trying to learn more about what trout, salmon, and walleye are eating in lakes Huron and Michigan. Anglers can help by donating stomachs from their catch.
August 3, 2017 | Tracy Trautner | Don’t let safety be a reason to not get out and explore nature with children.
August 3, 2017 | Tracy Trautner | Nature walks and science journals are creative ways to get children interested in nature.
August 3, 2017 | Tracy Trautner | Our kids are the future and teaching them conservation at a young age will ensure a healthy and vibrant world for them to enjoy as adults.
July 26, 2017 | Kristine Hahn | Tours and plant and produce sales can raise school garden operating funds while providing educational experiences for students.
July 19, 2017 | Tracy D’Augustino | Discover the excitement of science exploration by exploring light and sight.
July 19, 2017 | Tracy D’Augustino | Explore the world around you by exploring the social interactions of animals.
July 11, 2017 | Bindu Bhakta | Engage in an activity to enjoy and protect Michigan’s lakes.
Find an Expert
Aug 21, 2017 – Aug 21, 2017 | Michigan State University, Benefactors Plaza, 446 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI
Aug 21, 2017 – Aug 25, 2017 | 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, Michigan 48380
Aug 28, 2017 | Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture Atrium, 446 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, Mich.
Sep 22, 2017 – Sep 24, 2017 | Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area, Lake Michigan Road, Manistee, MI
Sep 23, 2017 – Sep 23, 2017 | Cowboy Lake Park, Cowboy Lake Park, Kingsford, MI 49802
Sep 23, 2017 – Sep 23, 2017 | Cowboy Lake Park, 400 Riverhills Rd, Kingsford, MI 49802