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
January 29, 2014 | Darren Bagley | Run out into the snow and try to improve your sledding time.
January 28, 2014 | Kristine Hahn | There are many creative ways to overcome school garden barriers for a successful school garden program.
January 28, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Many youth like to get an award for completing something and kids love to feel special. Even at a young age, youth are very excited to receive an award or ribbon. Learn more about recognizing a young person through 4-H.
January 27, 2014 | Kristine Hahn | Teachers, administrators and volunteer leaders can learn how to create and implement effective school gardens by attending the Starting and Sustaining a School Garden Workshop.
January 13, 2014 | Steve Stewart | Michigan Sea Grant Extension will present information on the Coordinated Onboard Education and Outreach Project (COEOP) as part of the 18th Annual Science Vessel Coordination Workshop.
January 13, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Collaborating with conservation partners, Alpena students research water quality, remove invasive species, and seek to restore stream bank habitats of Bagley Creek and beyond.
December 30, 2013 | Judy Ratkos | 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp is a nationally recognized pre-college program focused on science education, personal development and fun for young teens.
December 26, 2013 | Insa Raymond | Children can learn snow flake science by making borax crystal snow flakes.
December 20, 2013 | Insa Raymond | Children can explore wildlife tracks while playing in the snow.
December 20, 2013 | Carrie Shrier | It can be challenging to keep your children entertained during long, snowy days at home! Check out these seven fun and unique ideas to help keep your children busy.
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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