4-H Today

  • Yes I Can 4-H Club members present butterfly garden

    Published on October 13, 2009

    Members of the Yes I Can 4-H Club, key 4-H club leader/teacher Margaret "Peggy" Colrin and other students and staff at the Day School for Deaf touched a crowd of nearly 200 as the youth performed during their school's butterfly garden dedication.

  • Creating cross-cultural understanding through art

    Published on October 13, 2009

    As part of the 2009 4-H Children's Art Exchange with China, thousands of Michigan kindergarten through sixth-grade students from 22 counties painted and drew "visual letters" for Chinese children their own ages.

  • Teaching is something everyone should try

    Published on October 13, 2009

    This story from Jr. Master Gardener volunteer Babette Stenuis-Stolz shows how science learning can be incorporated into nearly any topic - and you thought gardening was just about having a green thumb!

  • 4-H Exploration Days 2009 marks 40 years!

    Published on October 13, 2009

    4-H Exploration Days 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of the nation's largest 4-H pre-college conference. More than 2,700 youth and adults converged on the MSU campus from June 24 to 26.

  • Cloverbud camp builds skills for youth and teens

    Published on October 13, 2009

    With 24 5- to 8-year-olds in attendance, Washtenaw County 4-H held its first ever 4-H Cloverbud Camp June 16-18, 2009. Seventeen 4-H teen counselors served as mentors for the participants and assisted campers with activities.

  • Kettunen Center is "Green Lodging Michigan" certified

    Published on October 13, 2009

    Since Kettunen Center opened its doors in 1961, it has always had a strong connection with the environment. Recently, the center received recognition for its efforts from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG).

  • 4-H club takes root

    Published on October 13, 2009

    Their garden, part of Sault Sainte Marie's community garden system, quickly outgrew its space. They are grateful to the Sault Gardening Club for the generous donation of two garden plots for the 4-H club to use this growing season.

  • Camp Neyati: Serving youth for 70 years

    Published on October 13, 2009

    Thousands of young people, adult volunteers and professional leaders have enjoyed Camp Neyati each summer since 1938. In 2009, two-hundred-sixty-five young people, ages 8 to 14, enjoyed a week at camp.

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