4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

STEM in 4-H

The Positive Development of Youth: Comprehensive Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, 2013.
4-H STEM programs combine the strengths of experiential, hands-on education and inquiry-based science learning with a positive youth development framework that 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. 

4-H National Youth Science Day

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October 4, 2017 is the 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. Every year thousands of youth take part in the National Science Experiment focusing on important STEM topics and issues. 

Register your club's events, get a toolkit of resources to promote your event, training guides and webinar information and more at the 4-H National Youth Science Day webpage. 

Resources to promote your National Youth Science Day project will be posted soon on our Branding Toolkit page.


Encouraging children's curiosity helps science develop
 "In 4-H we try to encourage natural curiosity and help children and youth to learn about science and get involved in their communities with the support of caring and dedicated adult volunteers." Read more.

"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.

STEM Events

For August - September, 2017 California STEM events, please click here 

4-H SET Projects

4-H SET Activities

4-H SET Curricula

link to Educational Technology Advisory Committee

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