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  • Protecting Animals and People: A Joint Project to Improve Zoonotic Disease Awareness and Prevention Among Michigan Youth Involved in Agriculture

    Published on December 9, 2021

    MSU Extension and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services webinar highlighting resources for events and facilities that have animal and people interaction, supporting good biosecurity and hygiene practices.

  • Clover Cents: Saving and Investing

    Published on June 30, 2021

    Learn about saving and investing in this Clover Cents video for youth audiences.

  • Youth Voices in 4-H Committees

    Published on June 17, 2021

    Six youth from around the state of Michigan talk about their experiences working with 4-H committees, and what skills they gained from these experiences.

  • Michigan State University Extension 4-H Virtual Showcase Quotes

    Published on June 3, 2021

    Memorable quotes from the virtual showcase.

  • Clover Cents: Build a Bank

    Published on May 20, 2021

    Learn about how to make a 4-part bank, and the 4 uses of money, in this Clover Cents video for youth audiences.

  • Wild Spartans: Conservation and Management of Tribal Natural Resources with Doug Craven; May 2021

    Published on May 11, 2021

    In this episode, we will soar the skies and jump into the waters to discover how one Michigan tribe is preserving our natural world. We will talk to a scientist about researching and protecting species with cultural significance. Meet Doug Craven, Director of the Natural Resources Department of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, learn about his field work and hear about the education and career path he followed to get there.

  • Recording A Virtual Club Meeting

    Published on April 29, 2021

    Best practices around recording virtual club meetings.

  • Setting Up A Virtual Club Meeting

    Published on April 29, 2021

    Best practices around setting up a club meeting for virtual settings.

  • Wild Spartans: Researching Wildfire in Boreal and Arctic Regions with Dr. Laura Bourgeau-Chavez

    Published on April 13, 2021

    In this episode, we will delve into the cutting edge world of wildfire research to discover the role technology plays in studying the impacts to the flora and fauna of boreal and arctic regions. We will talk to a wildfire scientist about researching the behavior and impacts of wildfire in remote areas of the world using satellite imagery, including high resolution optical and radar imagery, and other cutting edge technology. Meet Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Senior Research Scientist/ Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University: Michigan Tech Research Institute, learn about her field work, how she uses drones and radar technology to map and study wildfire effects, and hear about the education and career path she followed to get there.

  • Clover Cents: Paying for a Pet

    Published on March 26, 2021

    Learn about doing research and comparison shopping in regards to paying for a pet in this Clover Cents video for youth audiences.

  • Clover Cents: Fun Funds

    Published on March 10, 2021

    Learn about how to budget money for a fun day with a friend in this Clover Cents video for youth audiences.

  • Wild Spartans: Searching for Vernal Pools with Yu Man Lee

    Published on March 9, 2021

    In this episode, we will take a dive into the springtime ephemeral pools in the woods to discover the treasures within! We will talk to a herpetologist about researching and conserving amphibians and reptiles. Meet Yu Man Lee, Conservation Scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there.

  • Clover Cents: Savings Goals

    Published on March 5, 2021

    Learn about short term and long term savings goals in this Clover Cents video for youth audiences.

  • Safety in Virtual Learning Environments

    Published on February 24, 2021

    In this short video, you will learn about best practices and policies around youth safety in virtual settings including social media, explore strategies to maintain youth safety when programming virtually, and resources that are helpful.

  • Clover Cents: Money Decisions

    Published on February 17, 2021

    Learn about your money style and what influences our money decisions in this Clover Cents video for youth audiences.

  • Wild Spartans: All About Honey Bees with with Ana Heck

    Published on February 9, 2021

    In this episode, we talk to an entomologist researching the pollinators of our world. Meet MSU apiculture researcher, Ana Heck, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “All About Honey Bees: Working with a Superorganism” as we discover what the buzz really is about bees!

  • Clover Cents: Needs and Wants

    Published on February 5, 2021

    Learn about financial wants and needs in this Clover Cents video for youth audiences.

  • Wild Spartans: Raptor Conservation with Libby Mojica

    Published on January 12, 2021

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we take to the skies to talk to an ornithologist about the raptors that inspire us! Learn about researching, protecting, and conserving raptors that soar our skies. Meet EDM wildlife biologist, Libby Mojica, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “Raptor Conservation and Management: Working with Birds of Prey in Cities and Wildlands.”

  • Wild Spartans: Invasive Species with Taylor Haas

    Published on December 8, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we go upstream to learn about sea lamprey, an oceanic species invading the Great Lakes. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Taylor Haas, learn about his field work, and the education and career path he followed to get there in his presentation, “Invasive Species and I: A Scientist’s Tale of Working with Wildlife from Elsewhere”.

  • 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.