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
June 20, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Across the state, Michigan State University Extension is helping youth, adults and communities grow and prosper. Let’s take a look at how Gladwin County made impacts through Extension programs in 2016.
June 6, 2017 | Steve Stewart | Register now for this summer’s educational cruises on Lakes St. Clair and Erie.
June 2, 2017 | Elliot Nelson | Completion of the Little Rapids Project marks the progress in restoring key St. Mary’s River habitat.
June 1, 2017 | Tracy D’Augustino | Exploring beach sand can help youth understand important earth processes and engages them in science.
June 1, 2017 | Ron Kinnunen | Stocking the wrong species can lead to problems down the road.
May 31, 2017 | Elliot Nelson | Nature festival activities include birding, hiking, kayaks and more!
May 26, 2017 | Mary Bohling | More research needed to determine if crustacean causes any harm to Great Lakes ecosystem.
May 24, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Across the state, Michigan State University Extension is helping youth, adults and communities grow and prosper. Let’s explore some highlights of how MSU Extension programs impacted Clare County in 2016.
May 24, 2017 | Tracy D’Augustino | Students at Alcona Elementary School wrap up a yearlong project with a trip to the Harrisville Harbor to release their classroom-reared salmon and explore local resources.
May 11, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | More people are experimenting with growing fresh food with container gardening.
Find an Expert
Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017 | D Bar D Ranch, 7064 E 64th St., Chase, MI 49623
Jun 24, 2017 – Jun 26, 2017 | Camp Neyati, 2041 Hillcrest Dr, Lake, MI 48632
Jun 26, 2017 – Jun 30, 2017 | 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI 48380
Jun 27, 2017 – Jun 27, 2017 | Oceana County Fairgrounds, 1025 S State St, Hart, MI 49420
Jun 27, 2017 | Kingsley Middle School, 403 Blair St, Kingsley, MI 49649
Jun 28, 2017 – Jun 30, 2017 | Iosco County Fairgrounds, 3716 M-65, Hale, MI 48739
Jun 28, 2017 – Jun 29, 2017 | Pioneer Park, 6822 US-2, Gladstone, MI 49837