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Lansing Lugnuts and Michigan 4-H team up to host 4-H Science Day at the ballpark

posted on March 3, 2014

Youth and their families attending the Lansing Lugnuts game on April 26 will enjoy more than a day of baseball. For the third year in a row, the Lansing Lugnuts have teamed up with Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Programs to host 4-H Science Day atCooley Law School Stadium.

Consumers Energy Foundation funds Kettunen Center waterfront stewardship and recreation project

posted on February 26, 2014

The Consumers Energy Foundation has funded a $50,000 grant to support the Michigan 4-H Foundation’s Kettunen Center waterfront stewardship and recreation project.


GreenStone Farm Credit Services grants $50,000 to Michigan 4-H

posted on February 26, 2014

GreenStone Farm Credit Services has approved a $50,000 grant to the Michigan 4-H Foundation to support 4-H volunteer recognition and training over the next five years.



Two 4-H shooting sports teams compete at national contest

posted on July 10, 2013

Eight Michigan 4-H’ers represented the state at the 2013 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Neb., welcomed 540 participants from 35 states for the June 23-28 competition. Michigan 4-H sent two teams, one in air rifle and the other in archery.

Discovery Camp teaches youth how to make an impact in their Michigan communities

posted on July 2, 2013

Youth got a glimpse into the life of a scientist during Michigan 4-H Discovery Camp June 24-28. They spent the week among Michigan State University faculty members, leading researchers and other youth with similar interests. The main focus of the camp is to expose youth to the natural resources and agriculture industry in Michigan.

Youth explored an assortment of topics at Exploration Days

posted on June 26, 2013

More than 2,500 youth dispersed across the Michigan State University campus to partake in a variety of hands-on, skill-related activities June 19-21 during Michigan 4-H Exploration Days. Sessions on topics ranging from sheep heart dissection to sailing to Irish bowling immediately had participants excited about all they would be doing during the three-day precollege program.

4-H Discovery Camp introduces youth to Michigan’s natural resources

posted on June 21, 2013

Michigan State University (MSU) will host the annual Michigan 4-H Discovery Camp June 24-28. During this five-day, camp youth ages 13-19 will explore the impacts of alternatives to fossil-based fuels.

Rockford 4-H’ers raise money for nationwide disaster victims

posted on May 28, 2013

As another disaster strikes the nation, two 4-H’ers model the 4-H pledge by lending their hands to larger service for not just their community and state but nationwide.




Allegan County 4-H Robotics Team qualifies for the Worldwide Robotics Championship

posted on April 24, 2013

 For the first time a Michigan 4-H Robotics Club has qualified for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Championship, a worldwide robotics championship. Just four years after receiving a grant from Michigan State University (MSU) Extension to start a 4-H robotics club in Allegan, Team ROCK—Reaching Out to Community Kids—will attempt to become the world champion. Competition begins Thursday and runs through Saturday. The team is made up of 4-H members from Hopkins, Wayland, Hamilton, Otsego and Byron Center.

Media alert: 4-H members to present an oil spill response plan to Senate committees

posted on April 24, 2013

Organization: Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council
Farnum Building, room 210, 123 W. Allegan, Lansing, Mich.
Activities:Presentation on oil spill response plan
Time: 8:30 a.m. for a 20 minute presentation
Event contact for more information: Michelle Lavra, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 517-884-7091

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