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:
Jake DeDecker, Associate Director of MSU Extension Children and Youth Programs
Michigan State University Extension
446 W. Circle Drive, Suite 160
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884 -5966
November 1, 2017 | Steve Stewart | For more than 25 years, teachers have traveled aboard NOAA research vessels around the world through the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program. Applications for 2018 are now being accepted!
October 27, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | All-season trees like river birch provide interest to your landscape by changing colors throughout all four seasons.
October 19, 2017 | Tracy D’Augustino | Alcona County and Michigan State University Extension are celebrating 100 years since the introduction of Extension to Alcona County in May 1917.
October 17, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | All-season trees like paperbark maple provide interest to your landscape by changing colors throughout all four seasons.
October 17, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Youth ages 8-12 years old can learn important life skills at 4-H Winterfest, Feb. 3-4, 2018.
October 12, 2017 | Jan Brinn | Marquette County has a true 4-H science teen leader in environmental and outdoor education.
October 11, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Your child has joined a 4-H club. So what do you, as the parent, get out of it?
October 11, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Your child has joined a 4-H club, now what? Consider these tips to have a successful and fun week at your local county fair.
October 11, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Your child has joined a 4-H club, now what? Try these tips to help make your 4-H experience a family activity.
October 11, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | All-season trees like Sargent Cherry provide interest to your landscape by changing colors throughout all four seasons.
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Jan 8, 2018 – Jan 8, 2018 | Bay County Fairgrounds. 800 Livingston Street, Bay City, MI 48708
Jan 12, 2018 – Dec 15, 2017 | National 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Jan 15, 2018 | Webinar
Jan 20, 2018 | MSU Campus, Breslin Center, 1 Birch Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824
Jan 20, 2018 | Spartan Stadium