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  • STEM On-Request Interactive Zoom Programs

    Published on September 24, 2020
    These opportunities are available to teachers, parents and homeschool families interested in connecting with MSU Extension staff through live, interactive Zoom connections. To request these virtual programs, please reach out to the staff person listed.

  • International Conversation with Yuka and Colin

    Learn more about Japanese and Taiwanese culture with Yuka and Colin, international exchange alumni to Michigan. They share about their culture and differences you would notice if you were to visit their country. Enjoy their update on COVID-19 situation as well.

  • International Conversation with Robert and Angelo

    Learn more about Romanian and Italian culture with Robert and Angelo, international exchange alumni to Michigan. They share about their culture and differences you would notice if you were to visit their country. Take note of their update on current COVID-19 situation as well.

  • International Conversation with Andrea and Garfield

    Learn more about Costa Rican culture from Andrea, a previous MSU Extension health and nutrition staff member, and Belizean culture with Gary, 2018 Belize chaperone. They share about their culture and differences you would notice if you were to visit their country. They also share an update on the COVID-19 situation as well.

  • Starting a Leaf Collection

    Start a leaf collection! Join Michigan State University Extension 4-H  Program Coordinator Seth Martin to learn how to select and preserve leaves to start a leaf collection. 

  • 4-H Children's Garden Virtual Tour

    A June walk through the 4-H Children's Garden with Dr. Norm.

  • Butterflies in the Garden Virtual Tour

    A virtual tour of the Indoor 4-H Children's Garden and Butterflies in the Garden.

  • 4-H Mindful Monday: Integrity

    The 4-H pledge states, in part, that we will pledge our health to better living, which includes building character. Through this video, youth will learn how to develop the character strength of integrity through a mindfulness practice.

  • 4-H Mindful Monday: Nature Walks

    Often when we think of mindfulness, we think of meditation but mindfulness can be very active. This video explores how we can gain the benefits of mindfulness through the active practice of taking nature walks.

  • 4-H Ocean Explorers: Seahorses - Spiny Superdads

    Published on July 2, 2020

    Join as we learn about seahorses! A 4-H volunteer who works as a marine science educator at a major U.S. aquarium will teach us all about seahorses in this engaging lesson, including where they live, what they eat, why they're superdads, and whether they are a fish, a horse, or something else entirely!

  • MSU Tollgate Farm Follow the Nutrient Trail: What's Inside an Egg?

    Published on August 23, 2020

    What's inside an egg? Follow MSU Tollgate Farm as we explore the parts inside an egg.

  • 4-H Ocean Explorers: Narwhals - Unicorns of the Ocean

    Published on May 14, 2020

    Discover the life cycle, habitat, and myths surrounding Narwhals. Presenter is a 4-H volunteer who works as a marine science educator at a major U.S. aquarium.

  • 4-H Ocean Explorers: What's in a Tide Pool?

    Published on May 7, 2020

    Join us as we learn about the diversity of life found in tide pools! In this engaging presentation, a marine science educator will discuss tide pool communities!

  • 4-H Ocean Explorers: Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle

    Published on April 30, 2020

    Discover more about sea turtles, their life cycles, habitat and needs. Presenter is a 4-H volunteer who works at a major US aquarium as a marine science educator.

  • 4-H Ocean Explorers: Orcas - Pandas of the Sea

    Published on July 2, 2020

    Join us as we learn about orcas! In this engaging presentation, a 4-H volunteer who works as a marine science educator at a major U.S. aquarium will teach us about orca habitats, food, families and communities!

  • MSU Tollgate Farm Follow the Nutrient Trail: Chickens and the Nutrient Cycle

    Published on August 12, 2020

    Visit MSU Tollgate Farm and explore the nutrient cycle on the farm and the role that our chickens play.

  • Horses and Sheriff's Posse

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Horses are a special part of many farms in America, and they are still used as part of a mounted division of many sheriff’s departments. This video explains some of the basics of horses and how they are cared for.

  • 4 H Livestock Virtual Show

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Many county fairs were not able to meet in person in 2020, so the St. Joseph County (Michigan) 4-H program hosted a virtual livestock show where kids could upload a short video of themselves showing their animals. This video includes a selection of those videos including several different livestock species.

  • Antique Tractors

    Published on November 24, 2020

    The St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association has volunteered antique tractors and drivers to pull 3rd grade classes on an old-fashioned hay wagon ride as part of the Ag-Citing Experience at the St. Joseph County (Michigan) Grange Fair each year. Since the fair was cancelled in 2020, we wanted to give everyone a chance to see these antique tractors and other farm equipment in action.

  • Dairy Farm Visit

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Most Americans have never visited a farm before, so they are disconnected from the people and processes involved in raising crops and animals to provide the food we eat every day. This video takes you on a tour of a working dairy farm to see how cows are raised and milk is produced.