Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
STEM in 4-H
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.
STEM Project Areas
Animal Science including livestock, equine, poultry, dogs, rabbit
Biological Science including embryology, entomology, marine biology, and veterinary science
Nutrition, Consumer, and Family Science including textiles, fiber science, and food 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 including safety and handling of firearms and archery equipment, calculating trajectory and distance
"En 4-H tratamos de fomentar esa curiosidad natural y ayudamos a niños y jóvenes a aprender sobre ciencia y a involucrarse en sus comunidades con el apoyo de adultos voluntarios comprensivos y dedicados” Lee mas.
For April - June, 2018 California STEM events, please click here
STEM Mailing List
Do you want to learn more about STEM?
This is a great way to stay informed on upcoming STEM events in California and opportunities for 4-H’ers and volunteers.
What is it like to participate on a national competition team? Find out through the experiences of 4-H'ers Thomas Aquino, Cory Carlson, and Emily Cullins - delegates who represented California 4-H at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado in...
Thanks to the guidance and support of committed adult 4-H volunteers, the California 4-H teams have placed first in the National Avian Bowl 19 times, and second 7 times since 1989. See the full list of results. This year, besides California, there...
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Are you interested in plants? Or perhaps you'd simply like to learn a bit more about horticulture? Then you should consider trying out for the California 4-H Horticulture Team! Every year, there's a horticulture contest at State Field Day at UC Davis....