4-H Earth Day Fun

A session for youth and adults to explore fun, easy environmental projects.

State 4-H Goat Expo

This event includes contests in judging, quiz bowl, skillathon, creative writing and problem-solving.

4-H Exploration Days

This MSU pre-college program gives young people a chance to experience college life, learn new ideas and skills, and meet people from across Michigan.

2014 State 4-H Trail Ride

Join us for a great weekend of camping, with OR without your horse!! We offer lots of activities!

4-H Renewable Energy Camp

This MSU pre-college program gives young people a chance to explore ideas, research and opportunities in the field of energy as it relates to natural resources and agriculture

Science & Technology

One Million New Scientists. One Million New Ideas. (TM)Science can be defined as the study of the world around us; a thread that runs through all aspects of our lives. Science is the theory that lies behind all 4-H projects. Technology can be defined as the tools and applications of science that help individuals advance their world and their own development. 

The strength of 4-H lies in its strong volunteer base, its emphasis on hands-on experiential learning opportunities, programs that connect learning to real-life situations and its connection to the Land-Grant University system.

The Michigan 4-H science and technology program area cuts across all program and project areas. It is also specific projects in 4-H such as aerospace, computers, small engines, electricity, electronics, astronomy and robotics.

State 4-H Science Opportunities

The Arthur Berkey Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Science Fair recognizes middle and high school students who are studying the application of scientific principles and emerging technologies in agriculture and natural resources. Participation begins at the local chapter/club level and progresses to the state level. Areas of participation closely mirror those of the International Science and Engineering Fair but reflect an agriculture and natural resources theme.

Fill out the online form to apply. Check out the brochure for more information.

The fair is also seeking proposals that include innovative scientific ideas in an effort to advance student knowledge of scientific research at the middle and high school levels. The deadline for abstracts is January 23, 2012.

National 4-H Science Opportunities

Science, Engineering & Technology Grant Opportunities

Find out how 4-H clubs who applied for software grants through the 2008 ESRI GIS Grant Program for 4-H (U.S.) are using their grants:

National 4-H GIS/GPS Leadership Team

4-H teen-adult teams are invited to help develop and grow the 4-H geospatial and community mapping programs across the country by serving on the national leadership team. A highlight for the team is participation in the ESRI International GIS Conference in San Diego, which is attended by 14,000 GIS educators and professionals from more than 100 countries. For more information, contact Jake DeDecker, Program Leader for Science and Technology (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

 Visit the National 4-H Council for science education information.


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

Jacob DeDecker, Program Leader
Phone: 517-432-7575''517-432-7575 
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