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  • 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. 

  • Wild Spartans: Science in Zookeeping & Conservation with Caitlin Mack

    Published on November 10, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we head to the sub-Sahara to learn about African painted (wild) dogs. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Caitlin Mack, learn about her work on the social behavior and conservation of these rare carnivores, and the education and career path she followed as she discusses “Science in Zookeeping and Conservation.”

  • 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.”

  • Ready, Aim... Targeting Life Skills Through 4-H Shooting Sports

    Published on November 5, 2020

    4-H Shooting Sports is one of the largest project areas in Michigan and nationwide. Learn how program priorities provide for a safe and meaningful member experience. This 2-minute video provides an overview of the shooting sports project area, helpful as a starting point for volunteers, staff, and stakeholders new to this 4-H project area.

  • 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”.

  • Wild Spartans: Protecting Michigan's Bats with John DePue

    Published on October 26, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, meet Michigan DNR biologist, John DePue, learn about his field work, and his education and career path as he shares his work "Protecting Michigan's Bats."

  • 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.

  • 4-H Children's Garden Online Butterfly School

    Published on March 20, 2020

    Make a virtual visit to our 2020 "Butterfly School" at the 4-H Children's Gardens at MSU. In addition to the video, this series of activities will help youth learn about butterflies and earn a Butterfly Friend certificate.

  • 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.

  • Aug 12

    Eaton and Ingham 4-H Cloverbud Camp

    August 12, 2021 9:00AM – 3:00PM Grand Woods Park, 4500 W Willow Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917

    Come enjoy a fun filled 4-H day camp for 5-7 year olds (as of Jan. 1, 2021) to learn something new and experience 4-H!

  • Aug 3

    Michigan Field Guide SPIN Club

    August 3, 2021 Online via Zoom

    Michigan youth are invited to practice their species identification skills and get creative with the MI Field Guide SPIN Club!

  • Aug 3

    Natural Dye Adventure SPIN Club

    August 3, 2021 3:00PM – 4:00PM Online via Zoom

    Join us for the Natural Dye SPIN club to learn about natural dyes, techniques, and methods.

  • Jul 12

    Rainwater Harvesting SPIN Club

    July 12, 2021 4:00PM – 5:00PM Zoom, Tender Hearts Garden at Fener Nature Center

    Ingham and Eaton county youth will learn about water conservation and rainwater collection systems through hands-on activities and games.

  • Aug 10

    Nature Discovery 4-H Day Camp

    August 10, 2021 – August 12, 2021 End time 3:00 p.m. Shirley Clark Pavilion, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St, Mason, MI 48854

    Three days filled with outdoor adventures and hands on activities. Explore, learn about, and connect with the natural world. Camp will be filled with activities such as games, crafts, hiking, scavenger hunts, and discovering nature through exploration.

  • Jun 14

    4-H Moth Busters Project

    June 14, 2021 – August 15, 2021

    4-H Moth Busters are hands-on citizen scientists learning about gypsy moth and using what they learn to help suppress gypsy moth in Michigan.

  • Aug 4

    Nature Therapy SPIN club

    August 4, 2021 – August 13, 2021 In person event August 4 @10 AM, Zoom meetings August 6,11,13 @12 PM 1066 Bogue Street East Lansing, MI 48824

    This new SPIN club will explore the impacts of nature on mental health.

  • Aug 28

    Saginaw Bay 4-H Fish Camp

    August 28, 2021 – September 28, 2021

    Saginaw 4-H in partnership with Michigan Sea Grant will be hosting a one-day Fish Camp Participants will learn about knot tying, tackle crafting, casting, aquatic ecology, angler ethics and more!

  • Jul 14

    4-H Cloverbud Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

    July 14, 2021 9:00AM – 4:00PM DeVries Nature Conservancy 2635 N. M-52 Owosso, MI 48867

    The Outdoor Adventure camp will be a fun filled day of everything outdoors! From nature walks to crafts and bug hunting to meeting animals! Open to ages 5-8 as of Jan. 1, 2021

  • Jun 16

    National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program

    June 16, 2021 – August 11, 2021

    Two teen members will be selected to represent Michigan in this national leadership opportunity.