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
February 20, 2017 | Nick Baumgart | You don’t need to travel far to have a nature experience. Nature is everywhere, even out your front door.
February 19, 2017 | Steve Stewart | Great Lakes Education Program now registering classrooms in southeast Michigan to join the fun.
February 7, 2017 | Norm Lownds | Gardens and the plants in them are very cool. Sometimes you just have to look closely and discover your garden from a kid’s view.
February 7, 2017 | Elliot Nelson | Workshop in Traverse City on Feb. 24 will explain how to create, manage and market a trail.
February 6, 2017 | Norm Lownds | There is lots to see and do at Butterflies in the Garden on the Michigan State University campus.
January 27, 2017 | Nick Baumgart | The January thaw usually occurs each year for five days around Jan. 25. Take a closer look at why this winter anomaly takes place.
January 25, 2017 | Brandon Schroeder | Huron Pines AmeriCorps member to work with the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative supporting place-based stewardship education.
January 24, 2017 | Brandon Schroeder | Thunder Bay International Film Festival features Great Lakes issues, ocean exploration, maritime heritage and more.
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.
Find an Expert
Feb 25, 2017 | Snow Snake Ski and Golf, 3407 East Mannsiding Rd., Harrison, MI 48625
Mar 10, 2017 | Muskegon County Training Center, 97 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442
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 18, 2017 | Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017 | Manistee River near Kingsley or at a location central to particpants
May 11, 2017 | Michigan State University