Events

This MSU pre-college program teaches young people about Michigan’s diverse natural resources, environmental science, the Great Lakes ecosystems and management issues.

Youth interested in hands-on, interactive and experiential learning activities should plan to attend this year's Eco-Challenge experiencing biomimicry.

Overnight Outdoor 4-H Camp.

Experience a 5-day hands-on science based experience at Indian Springs Metropark (White Lake, MI) for youth ages 12-18. The 2014 4-H Eco-Challenge will be focused on Biomicry.

Learn about how our sustainable pasture-based dairy farm works to preserve our environment.

Environmental & Outdoor Education

Aquatic ExplorationJourney through field, forest, wetlands and urban areas to discover the wonders and mysteries of Michigan’s natural environment. Through 4-H environmental and outdoor education projects you will learn about the interconnection of people and nature. You’ll also develop respect and appreciation for and a sense of stewardship toward our natural resources. Enjoy time outdoors and develop an understanding and appreciation of the environment through three core theme areas:

  • Basic science and ecology
  • Interrelationships and impacts
  • Health, wellness and positive outdoor experiences

The following 4-H EOE project areas incorporate these themes into their learning activities:

Awards, Contests, Grants & Career Preparation Opportunities

Opportunities related to 4-H Environmental and Outdoor Education abound! For more information check 4-H Environmental & Outdoor Education Awards, Contests, Grants & Career Preparation Opportunities listing for 2014.

Contact

For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:

Nick Baumgart, Extension Educator
Environmental & Outdoor Education & Shooting Sports
Michigan State University Extension
527 Stephenson St.
Norway, MI 49870
Phone:  906-774-0363''906-774-0363
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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