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  • 4-H Exploration Days

    This MSU precollege program welcomes youth ages 11-19 to explore their future, try new things and experience college life! During this three-day event, youth will gain confidence and independence through hands-on learning and make friends for a lifetime.

  • 4-H State Shooting Sports Tournament

    This annual event provides Michigan 4-H shooting sports members with the opportunity to test their skills and earn recognition with other 4-H members from all over the state.

  • 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp

    Campers explore dunes, hike forest trails, wade through wetlands, fish, snorkel and sail on Lake Huron while educators and scientists teach them about the Great Lakes ecosystem.

  • 4-H Entomology

    If rare beetles or other insects are of interest, Michigan 4-H has a program for youth to become involved in. Whether observing, photographing or collecting insects there is plenty to explore when it comes to entomology.

  • Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council

    The Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council offers leadership and confidence-building, acquisition of important life skills, a chance to explore solutions to environmental issues, and much more! M4HYCC is for children ages 13 to 19.

  • 4-H Scholarships & Recognition Program

    The 4-H Scholarship and Recognition Program provides both youth participants and 4-H volunteers with recognition and rewards for their work in 4-H.

  • 4-H Junior Citizen Planner

    Youth learn about making effective land-use decisions in their communities while addressing important subjects such as social studies, civics, geography, environmental science, land-use planning and land-use technology.

  • Outdoor Adventure Challenge

    This program uses the outdoors to lead youth in activities that teach how to plan, organize, and conduct their own activities outdoors. Participants learn canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, hiking, outdoor survival and safety skills and more.

  • 4-H Renewable Energy Camp

    Youth ages 13-15 explore how Michigan’s abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy. This five day exploration camp allows youth to explore ideas, research and careers in the field of energy.

  • 4-H Environmental & Outdoor Education

    Michigan 4-H environmental and outdoor education teaches youth about science and ecology, interrelationships and impacts, health, and positive outdoor experiences. As a result, youth learn to appreciate and respect the connection between people and nature.

  • 4-H Plants, Soils & Gardening

    4-H youth explore the broad scope of plant sciences through educational opportunities about crops, vegetables, horticulture and more. Participants learn about topics include weeds, crops, fruits, vegetables, gardening, horticulture, and agronomy.

  • 4-H Shooting Sports

    In the Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports program, members can learn safety and shooting techniques for shotgun, rifle, air gun, muzzle loading and archery. They also learn how to handle firearms responsibly for target practice and hunting.

  • Exploring disguise and mimicry camouflage with youth

    Published on July 19, 2019
    Help youth explore their world by discovering how animals use disguise and mimicry types of camouflage.

  • 4-H beekeeping essay contest for Michigan 4-H members

    Published on January 23, 2020
    4-H youth have the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills and earn cash prize through 4-H beekeeping essay contest.

  • Science ideas for young children: Wild wacky water critters

    Published on October 1, 2019
    Teach young children about science by playing in the river. The critters in a creek, pond or lake can give you an idea if the water is clean or polluted.

  • Take time to explore nature with your children this summer

    Published on July 2, 2019
    Understand the importance of time outdoors for children by trying one—or all—of these outdoor experiences.

  • Science at the Supper Table lessons offered to schools in southeast Michigan

    Published on February 26, 2020
    Many youth don’t realize science plays a big part in growing the foods we eat. Michigan State University Extension is offering free educational lessons to middle and high school students on topics related to the science of agriculture.

  • Science ideas for young children: Lakes versus rivers

    Published on October 1, 2019
    Teach young children about science by comparing lakes and rivers.

  • Why do animals have different color patterns?

    Published on July 15, 2019
    Help youth explore their world by discovering how animals use concealing coloration and disruptive coloration types of camouflage.

  • Eat, drink and protect a forest

    Published on February 25, 2019
    Production of natural cork maintains an important forest system. Wine bottlers that use cork help protect this threatened forest. So, popping that cork can contribute to forest conservation.