• This activity will help youth understand the importance of pollinators. All photos by Tracy D'Augustino, MSU Extension.

    Exploring pollinators with youth

    Published on March 22, 2018

    Using this activity to explore what pollinators do and why they are important is one way to engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

  • Charlotte, a Chilean rose hair tarantula, won first place at the 2016 Gratiot County Fair in pocket pet showmanship. All photos: Nathan Laurenz.

    How do you show a tarantula?

    Published on January 13, 2017

    Midland County youth, a 4-H true science leader, shares tips for showing a tarantula.

  • Forest tent caterpillars spend winter as eggs in a mass around a small branch. Photo: Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service,

    Where do insects go in winter?

    Published on November 8, 2016

    Explore with youth the science behind insects during winter by asking questions and discovering answers.