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
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.
July 10, 2017 | Zach Robertson | Thirty-one 4-H members honored for their outstanding accomplishments in leadership, service and life skill development.
July 5, 2017 | Mark Breederland | Great Lake levels are up with Lake Ontario reaching an all-time high.
June 29, 2017 | Jamie Wilson | A new Michigan 4-H event will provide youth ages 9 to 19 with an opportunity to demonstrate and grow their passion for science through a variety of science-related contests and challenges.
June 29, 2017 | Brandon Schroeder | Elementary students tackle critical Great Lakes and natural resource conservation issues, enhance their community, and enjoy a little hands-on learning along the way.
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.