Education Enrichment

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Expand Educational Experiences with 4-H

For more than 100 years, 4-H has been on the forefront of teaching young people. What once started with an agricultural focus has become the largest youth-development organization with programming in Health and Wellness, STEM, Environment, Food Systems, and beyond.  

Every year, 4-H partners with a prominent university to create a new hands-on STEM activity and lesson. Each activity is developed to meet Next Generation Science Standards, is supported with concrete curriculum and materials, and can be modified to fit a variety of grade levels. These programs are perfect for the classroom, after school club, or camp!

Here are some of our favorites that are available this school year:

  • Aerospace: Rockets (multiple programming opportunities)
  • Animal Science: Embryology
  • Engineering & Oceanography: Explorers of the Deep
  • Laws of Motion: Motion Commotion
  • Physics and Energy: Wired for Wind
  • Scientific Method: Biofuel Blast

We would love to partner with you this year. Our commitment at University of Illinois Extension to provide exciting, engaging, education enrichment experiences for youth remains steadfast. Through collaboration with schools, organizations, and area community groups, 4-H continues to reach youth in new ways and offer exciting opportunities for exploration and learning.

Check out all of our programs here.

Fill out an interest survey here.

Join our Education Enrichment contact list to receive updates, materials, and resources with ways to enhance your educational needs through 4-H curriculum and resources. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions.

Meet our Education Enrichment Program Coordinator Katie McFarland and fill out an interest survey here to help us serve your classroom or program.