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.
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.
Towards the end of National 4-H Week this year, from October 11 to 14, our California 4-H Horticulture team competed at the 2019 National Junior Horticulture Association Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event took place at the Lincoln...
For the second year in a row, the Computer Science Pathway Team of the University of California Cooperative Extension's (UCCE) 4-H Youth Development Program of Santa Clara County held an event for National Youth Science Day (NYSD). The team's event took...
To celebrate the National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge in October, the 4-H Youth Development Program in Santa Clara County offered two peer teaching NYSD events, where teens taught younger youth physical activities and puzzles from Game Changers, a...
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...