Science, Engineering, Technology
4-H Science programs combine the strengths of experiential, hands-on education and inquiry-based science learning with a positive youth development framework that holistically addresses the developmental and educational needs of young people.
By offering engaging science programming in out-of-school time settings, youth are provided with a variety of free choice and hands-on learning opportunities that promote excitement in learning about natural phenomena. The National 4-H Science Mission Mandate emphasizes the need to prepare youth with 21st century skills for the workforce in the areas of science, engineering, and technology.
California 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology
The California 4-H Youth Development Program launched a statewide 4-H SET Initiative in 2008 with the goal to develop new and strengthen existing programmatic opportunities for California 4-H.
There are 4-H projects in these types of areas:
- Animal Science
- Biological Science including embryology, entomology, marine biology, and veterinary science
- Consumer and Family Science including textiles, fiber science, and kitchen science
- Physical Science including energy management, sustainability, and geology
- Plant Science and Gardening including agriculture and gardening
- Environmental Education including astronomy, climatology, forestry, outdoor adventure, and water education
- Engineering and Technology including website design, computers, gis/gps, and video production, aerospace, electricity, electronics, robotics, engines, and woodworking
- Shooting Sports
Find 4-H Curricula and Activity Guides at 4-H Curricula
The focus of 4-H NYSD activities is a single science experiment designed to engage young people across the nation. By encouraging youth, adult mentors, partners and influencers to participate in 4-H NYSD, we can help all to experience science in a fun, constructive manner, increase interest in the sciences and encourage participation in support of 4-H programs.