The 2014 Festival will feature topics spanning the science spectrum, from astonomy to human behavior to robotics to zoology. Presentations are designed to excite your mind.
Spend the day exploring the world of science!
This includes the state-level equine contests for communications, horse bowl, horse judging and hippology!
This event includes contests in judging, quiz bowl, skillathon, creative writing and problem-solving.
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.
Science & Technology
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.
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:
- ”4-H Youth and AG in the Classroom Community Mapping Leads to Action” Powerpoint presentation tells how 4-H members are using ESRI GIS software.
National 4-H GIS/GPS Leadership Team
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
- 4-H Science Blast in the Class! Teacher’s Guide
- 4-H Science videos
- 4-H Virtual Farm
- Aerospace & Rocketry Educational Organizations
- Aerospace Adventures series
- Member’s Personal 4-H Record Book (4H1192)
- Michigan 4-H Biological Sciences Project Snapshot (4H1622)
- Michigan 4-H Physical Sciences Project Snapshot (4H1639)
- Michigan 4-H Robotics Project Snapshot (4H1623)
- No Child Left Inside: 4-H Introduces Kids to a World of Nature
- Safety First! Eye & Face Protection in MSU Laboratories
- Science & Technology Educational Organizations