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  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 4-H gardening around Michigan

    Published on May 19, 2020
    Michigan’s gardening season is upon us and 4-H kids around the state have been busy getting ready for gardening too.

  • 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.

  • Science ideas for preschoolers: Rock ‘n roll frogs

    Published on March 12, 2019
    Learn how to identify frog calls with kids of any age.

  • 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.

  • What do trees eat to grow so big?

    Published on March 4, 2020
    Help youth explore how carbon that makes up carbon dioxide as a gas can become a solid plant.

  • 4-H Tractor Operator Program offered in Cass County during February 2020

    Published on January 6, 2020
    The 4-H Tractor Operator Program is offered in Cass County in February 2020 and is open to 14-to-19-year-olds in Cass and surrounding counties.