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  • 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: 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.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 4-H Children's Garden Virtual Tour

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

  • STEM On-Request Interactive Zoom Programs

    Published on September 24, 2020
    These opportunities are available to teachers, parents and homeschool families interested in connecting with MSU Extension staff through live, interactive Zoom connections. To request these virtual programs, please reach out to the staff person listed.

  • 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.

  • Making a Paper Bag Journal - Nature Journaling

    Published on April 15, 2020
    MSU Extension provides an opportunity for youth to make their own personal paper bag journal

  • Crafts Around the World Series North America: Mexico Huichol Picture Yarn Art

    Published on May 27, 2021
    This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice making yarn art.

  • Craft Around the World Series South America: Chile & Argentina Rain Sticks

    Published on May 11, 2021
    This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice making rain sticks.

  • Teaching Science When You Don’t Know Diddly-Squat Series

    Published on March 2, 2017
    You do not need all the answers to teach science. You simply need an inquisitive mind and to be willing to carry out an investigation. Learn how to teach inquiry-based science to youth with any of these lesson guides!

  • Crafts Around the World Series Africa: Paper Beads

    Published on May 11, 2021
    This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice making paper beads.

  • Crafts Around the World Series Asia: Japanese Origami 4-H Clover

    Published on May 21, 2021
    This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice Japanese origami paper folding.

  • Crafts Around the World Series Europe: Polish Wycinanki Traditional Cut-Paper

    Published on May 21, 2021
    This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice traditional cut-paper.

  • Easy science, math and language arts lessons to do at home

    Published on March 13, 2020
    Are you a teacher or parent trying to find some lessons that could be done at home? Try these!