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  • Aug 10

    Nature Discovery 4-H Day Camp

    August 10, 2021 – August 12, 2021 End time 3:00 p.m. Shirley Clark Pavilion, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St, Mason, MI 48854

    Three days filled with outdoor adventures and hands on activities. Explore, learn about, and connect with the natural world. Camp will be filled with activities such as games, crafts, hiking, scavenger hunts, and discovering nature through exploration.

  • Sep 18

    Saginaw Bay 4-H Fish Camp - Arenac County

    September 18, 2021 9:00AM – 3:00PM

    Arenac County 4-H, Michigan Sea Grant, and Project FISH and local partners will be hosting a one-day Fish Camp. Participants will learn about knot tying, tackle crafting, casting, aquatic ecology, angler ethics and more!

  • Aug 4

    Nature Therapy SPIN club

    August 4, 2021 – August 13, 2021 In person event August 4 @10 AM, Zoom meetings August 6,11,13 @12 PM 1066 Bogue Street East Lansing, MI 48824

    This new SPIN club will explore the impacts of nature on mental health.

  • Ready, Aim... Targeting Life Skills Through 4-H Shooting Sports

    Published on November 5, 2020

    4-H Shooting Sports is one of the largest project areas in Michigan and nationwide. Learn how program priorities provide for a safe and meaningful member experience. This 2-minute video provides an overview of the shooting sports project area, helpful as a starting point for volunteers, staff, and stakeholders new to this 4-H project area.

  • Wild Spartans: Raptor Conservation with Libby Mojica

    Published on January 12, 2021

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we take to the skies to talk to an ornithologist about the raptors that inspire us! Learn about researching, protecting, and conserving raptors that soar our skies. Meet EDM wildlife biologist, Libby Mojica, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “Raptor Conservation and Management: Working with Birds of Prey in Cities and Wildlands.”

  • Butterflies in the Garden Virtual Tour

    A virtual tour of the Indoor 4-H Children's Garden and Butterflies in the Garden.

  • Wild Spartans: Searching for Vernal Pools with Yu Man Lee

    Published on March 9, 2021

    In this episode, we will take a dive into the springtime ephemeral pools in the woods to discover the treasures within! We will talk to a herpetologist about researching and conserving amphibians and reptiles. Meet Yu Man Lee, Conservation Scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there.

  • Wild Spartans: Protecting Michigan's Bats with John DePue

    Published on October 26, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, meet Michigan DNR biologist, John DePue, learn about his field work, and his education and career path as he shares his work "Protecting Michigan's Bats."

  • Wild Spartans: Science in Zookeeping & Conservation with Caitlin Mack

    Published on November 10, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we head to the sub-Sahara to learn about African painted (wild) dogs. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Caitlin Mack, learn about her work on the social behavior and conservation of these rare carnivores, and the education and career path she followed as she discusses “Science in Zookeeping and Conservation.”

  • Starting a Leaf Collection

    Start a leaf collection! Join Michigan State University Extension 4-H  Program Coordinator Seth Martin to learn how to select and preserve leaves to start a leaf collection. 

  • Wild Spartans: Invasive Species with Taylor Haas

    Published on December 8, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we go upstream to learn about sea lamprey, an oceanic species invading the Great Lakes. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Taylor Haas, learn about his field work, and the education and career path he followed to get there in his presentation, “Invasive Species and I: A Scientist’s Tale of Working with Wildlife from Elsewhere”.

  • 4-H Children's Garden Online Butterfly School

    Published on March 20, 2020

    Make a virtual visit to our 2020 "Butterfly School" at the 4-H Children's Gardens at MSU. In addition to the video, this series of activities will help youth learn about butterflies and earn a Butterfly Friend certificate.

  • 4-H Children's Garden Virtual Tour

    A June walk through the 4-H Children's Garden with Dr. Norm.

  • Taking a bite out of school lunch waste

    Published on February 5, 2021
    Alcona Elementary fourth graders are partnering with MSU Extension to study and reduce trash generated from their lunches.

  • How do I start an educational greenhouse at school?

    Published on January 2, 2020
    The United States Botanic Garden released a new manual for educators on how to start a greenhouse and grow horticultural crops.