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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. 

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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: 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!

  • Butterflies in the Garden Virtual Tour

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

  • 4-H Children's Garden Virtual Tour

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

  • 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.

  • Michigan 4-H Project Snapshot Sheets

    Published on March 2, 2015
    The 4-H snapshot sheet series covers what 4-H’ers can learn from projects, ways to get involved and resources for learning more.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 2: Exploring Vernal Pools

    Published on June 24, 2019
    Vernal pools are more than just puddles. They’re a healthy part of many forest communities in Michigan.

  • Crafts Around the World Series Arctic Region of North America: Soap Carving

    Published on May 11, 2021
    This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice soap carving skills.

  • 4-H Science Blast Activities

    Published on December 1, 2015
    The ready-to-use lesson plans are designed to help leaders teach youth participants important science concepts and include complete instructions for two experiments.

  • Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Science Activities for Young Minds

    Published on November 22, 2016
    Learn ideas for facilitating science with young children so they gain important life skills and experience the excitement of science exploration.

  • BeLeaf It or Not! 6: Photosynthesis and Respiration in Trees!

    Published on June 26, 2019
    Trees employ both photosynthesis AND respiration, although some people associate respiration only with animals. Photosynthesis is a chemical process that stores energy (as glucose) and captures carbon & oxygen for tissue construction.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 4: Logging Products

    Published on June 24, 2019
    The thousands of different renewable forest products all begin with standing trees in the forest. Loggers manufacture a set of raw products from those standing trees, which they purchase from forest owners.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 3: Mill Products

    Published on June 24, 2019
    Forest product mills produce a wide range of products through primary and secondary manufacturers - products like OSB (chipboard), veneer, lumber, and paper.