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4 Great Outdoor Activities to Do With Kids This Summer

These outside-the-box ideas are perfect for this strange summer of coronavirus, but great for any other year, too. With sleep-away camps – as well as band, sports, and other camps – mostly closed this summer due to the coronavirus, it might feel like your kids are missing out on a lot of summer fun and…
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4‑H at Home: Mind & Body

Clear your mind and strengthen your body with this week’s collections of 4‑H at Home activities on mental and physical wellness!  Don’t forget to visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people. Indoor Fitness Trail Recommended age: Grades…

Celebrate Nikola Tesla with Fun Lessons and Activities for Kids

Before the car, was the man. Nikola Tesla, the famed inventor and namesake of the electric car company, would have celebrated his 164th birthday on July 10, so it’s a great time to learn about his scientific contributions and extraordinary life. To celebrate, we are teaching kids all about Tesla and how to conduct a…

4‑H at Home: Making, Media & Visual Arts

This week’s activity theme is making, media and music! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people. Virtual Visual Arts Recommended age: Grades 3-5 Courtesy of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, Texas 4‑H Learn about the elements and principles…

4‑H at Home: Virtual 4‑H Camp, Painting & Chemical Reactions

This week, 4‑H introduces activities from the new Virtual 4‑H Camp! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people. Paint a Rainforest Recommended age: Grades 3-8 Courtesy of Utah State University, Utah 4‑H In this activity, kids will…

4‑H Expert Series: Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in Agriculture

Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with and supporting organizations whose missions are to advance learning, opportunities and innovation in various industries. And within those organizations are fearless leaders whose passion runs deep. One organization that comes to mind is the Cultivating Change Foundation (CCF). CCF is a nonprofit that was founded…

Blue Ribbons and Breaking Through Obstacles: What Carla Hall Learned in 4‑H

Carla Hall has popped up in pop culture so much over the last decade that you might not remember exactly where you first saw her. Maybe it was one of her two turns on “Top Chef,” or maybe it was on the daytime talk show “The Chew,” which she co-hosted for eight years. It could…
Two solar engineers inspecting solar panels

13 Great STEM Careers in Rural Areas

Think you have to live in a big city to have a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Think again. Rural areas are experiencing shortages of qualified STEM workers who can provide vital services to often under-resourced areas. Whether you want to work with computers, nature or animals, these are only a few…

4‑H at Home: Helpers, Heroes & History

This week, kids will discover lessons in geocaching and gardening! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people. Superhero Selfie Recommended Age: Grades Pre-K-12 Courtesy of Louisiana State University, Louisiana 4‑H What are the powers of your favorite…

Youth Empowerment Series: The Importance of Education Equity

The passion and drive of young people to create change, lead in their field of interest, and support their communities should be recognized and celebrated. That’s why it’s a priority for me to uplift their voices by sharing their stories and work. Every month, I will have conversations with young alumni and 4‑H’ers in my…

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