4-H programs engage youth in interactive opportunities that enhance their interest in science. Robotics, aerospace, alternative energy, engineering, veterinary science — these are just a few of the programs that 4-H youth participate in every day and learn new skills that make a difference in our communities.
4-H National Youth Science Day
October 7, 2015 is our annual Youth Science Day. Look for a Motion Commotion event near you, or contact 4-H to help get one started.
4-H is a leader in robotics in Idaho. WeDo Robotics is a program for Cloverbud clubs, schools and Afterschool. Older youth can do projects such as junk drawer and virtual robotics.
4-H is also the official Idaho partner for programs with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). We operate the LEGO® League and Junior LEGO® League as well as the FIRST® Tech Challenge competition in Idaho.
Central Idaho 4-H Camp holds a science summer camp. Check their calendar for upcoming dates.
4-H clubs can choose from our vast listing of projects. Many 4-H youth like to raise plants or animals. Others like to learn about insects, water or machines.
Science in Libraries
Some Idaho libraries now have 4-H led robotics reading programs. Ask your local UI Extension office whether there is a program in your county.