Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
4-H Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
4-H STEM 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.
The California 4-H Youth Development Program launched a statewide 4-H STEM Initiative in 2008 with the goal to develop new and strengthen existing programmatic opportunities for California 4-H.
|Explore 4-H STEM Project Areas.|
|See Recommended STEM Curricula
A wide variety of curricula materials exist for the 4-H mission area of Science, Engineering and Technolohy (SET). See our recommended list.
|Get involved in STEM Activities.|
|Review and download 4-H STEM professional development resources for staff and volunteers|
|The California 4-H Educational Technology Advisory Committee increases the use and awareness of technology in the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. Check out how you can apply!|
|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.|