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4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206

Mailing Address:
UI Extension 4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637

Email: fourh@uidaho.edu

Web: 4-H Youth Development

4-H on Google Maps

4-H Projects

In 4-H projects, you learn by doing. You'll follow your interests, gain new skills and show off your achievements. With over 100 projects in eight subject areas, there's something for almost everyone.

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Web-based Learning

The current responsibility of conquering COVID-19 has created obstacles in continuing 4-H opportunities for our families, volunteers and communities. To ease the sudden transition into a virtual format for 4-H programming, we have built a list of resources for the Idaho 4-H family to utilize as they continue 4-H learning and engagement. This list is ever changing, but we will work to keep it updated as more resources are developed or shared.

The UI 4-H team has curated a wide variety of youth-led learning resources that are available for at-home learning. All of the resources below are publicly available for you and your family to use. Our goal is to provide resources that young people can use to stay engaged in learning while out of school.

COVID-19 Resources

It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. However, children also need factual, age appropriate information about the potential seriousness of disease risk and concrete instruction about how to avoid infections and spread of disease. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.

4-H Documents/Publications

  • 4-H Project Hot Sheets — From Iowa 4-H a free series of over thirty topic-based resources with ideas for learning and exploring project areas like photography, veterinary science, communication and much more. Grades 4-12
  • Iowa 4-H — Online spreadsheet of at-home learning resources

The UI 4-H team has curated a wide variety of youth-led learning resources that are available for at-home learning. All of the resources below are publicly available for you and your family to use. Our goal is to provide resources that young people can use to stay engaged in learning while out of school. This list will continue to grow, we will highlight Idaho's 4-H efforts as well as other Extension/4-H programs and outside partners.

National 4-H Council

  • Keep Kids Engaged and Learning From Home — If you are looking for ways to keep your kids engaged during this impromptu time off, 4‑H offers learning resources that are hands-on, fun and engaging
  • STEM Lab — Fun, hands-on STEM activities for kids of all ages to do anywhere
  • Scientific Expedition in Computer Science — This game teaches kids computer science (CS) concepts and teamwork, while introducing them to a diverse array of computer science careers grades 6-8
  • Healthy Living Guide The 4‑H Healthy Living Activity Guide with 30 hands-on, educational activities to help your child live a happy, healthy life
  • Inspire Kids to Do Activity Guide Includes 60 educational activities to help your child learn through hands-on doing in a array of topics including crafting, STEM and more
  • Holiday Activity Guide — 15 inspirational activities to help your kid continue doing and learning during the holiday season
  • Shop 4-H Curriculum, National 4-H — The online store for nationally-vetted curricula on a wide variety of topics. Many of the products here are project area learning resources that can be used by young people directing their own exploration of a topic of interest. Most items on this site are offered at a cost. Grades K-12, grade filter available on site.

Land Grant University (LGU) Websites

Other Resources

Digital Learning Resources

Pre-K and Early Elementary

Late Elementary and Middle School

High School

K-12

The UI 4-H team has curated a wide variety of youth-led learning resources that are available for at-home learning. All of the resources below are publicly available for you and your family to use. Our goal is to provide resources that young people can use to stay engaged in learning while out of school.

Animal Science

FCS

  • Artisan Bread — Katie Hoffman, Extension educator, UI Extension, Lemhi County

Forestry

General Projects

  • UKnow How-To Video Series — A series of videos on a wide variety of subjects, intended for older youth and adult learners.

Horticulture

Healthy Living

STEM

  • Slime — UI Extension, Ada County

UI CALS


This list will be changing and growing as program opportunities develop.

Resources

Idaho Programs

UI Extension Victory Garden Course

UI Central District Zoom into 4-H — March 31-April 28

UI Extension Sheep & Goats — April 2 and April 9

UI Extension Sheep & Goats — April 8

UI Extension Bannock County 4-H

UI Extension Camas and Gooding County 4-H

  • Camas Gooding 4-H — Virtual activities including:
    • School resources
    • Science at Home Experiments
    • Livestock and Horse projects
    • Club meeting

Other Programs

4-H Professionals

  • Connect Extension — All Cooperative Extension professionals are invited to create accounts, share webinars on the Learn calendar within this platform, and access learning opportunities made available system-wide.
  • Campus.eXtension.org — has a variety of tools from camp counselor and volunteer trainings to project lessons.

 

Project Categories

If you have questions or are using these animal science lesson plans in another state, email Scott Nash.

Animal Science Lesson Plans Checklists

Facilities Management

Selection

Reproduction

Nutrition

Health & Diseases

Showring

Advocacy

Marketing

Recordkeeping

Quality Assurance

Choosing a Project

Here are some things for you and your parents to think about as you choose 4-H projects:

  • What interests you?
  • Does your county 4-H program already have a leader for this project?
  • How much will the project cost? Some livestock projects, for instance, require a significant financial investment.
  • Do you have enough space to complete the project and can you get the equipment you’ll need?
  • Can your parents or another adult help you with the project (for example, drive you to meetings)?
  • Will the project help you grow as an individual?
  • How much time will the project take? Some projects take a full year to complete, while others take just a few days or weeks. You may want to do only one or two projects in your first year of 4-H.
  • Does the project sound like it's fun and worth the effort?

4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206

Mailing Address:
UI Extension 4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637

Email: fourh@uidaho.edu

Web: 4-H Youth Development

4-H on Google Maps