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Timothy G. Ewers

Timothy G. Ewers

Acting 4-H Director & Extension Specialist — 4-H Youth Development


Forney Hall, Room 209



Mailing Address

UI Extension 4-H Youth Development
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Expanding and bolstering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in 4-H programs and support for program evaluations.

Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2001
M.S., University of Washington, 1993
B.S., Seattle University, 1985
B.A., Seattle University, 1985

  • Program retention among new participants.
  • What are the experiences among participants (youth and parents) new to 4-H?
  • What influences them to continue in 4-H or to drop out?

  • Baumgartner, R.M., & Ewers, T.G. (2020). Parts Organization System for the New LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics Set. Journal of Extension accepted and in the queue.
  • Miller, J.C., Lewis, K., Rea Keywood, J., & Ewers, T.G. (2020). Parental Experience in 4-H and its Effect on Youth Re-enrollment. Journal of Extension accepted and in queue.
  • Ewers, TG, Nash S, Ruth, A., & Piaskowski, J. (2020). Lesson Plan Helps Volunteers Improve Learning Among 4-H Youths in Animal Projects. Journal of Extension [Online],58(3) Article v58-3br3. Available at:
  • Lewis, KM, Ewers, TG, Bird, M, & Wilkins, T (2019). Engage Stakeholders in Program Evaluation: Throw Them a Party! Journal of Extension [Online], 57(4) Article 4IAW5. Available at:
  • Shelstad, N., T. Ewers, D. Gillespie, J. Lindstrom, N. Melville, S. Nash, J. Wilson (co-authors), “New 4-H Staff Orientation Guide,” University of Idaho, 2019. ECS 012.
  • Lewis, KM, Ewers, TG, Miller, JC, Bird, M, Borba, J, Hill RD, Rea-Keywood, J, Shelstad, N, & Trzensniewski, K. (2018). Addressing Retention in Youth Programs: A Survey for Understanding Families’ Experiences. Journal of Extension [Online], 56(3) Article 3TOT3. Available at:
  • Dolecheck, SH, & Ewers, TG (2017). Organizational System for the LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics System. Journal of Extension [Online], 55(6) Article 6TOT10. Available at:

Impact statements

Timothy Ewers areas of work have been primarily in developing new opportunities within 4-H to participate in authentic science and engineering activities. Early in his career with 4-H he introduced and built the educational robotics programs throughout Idaho. Those programs adopted the FIRST robotics.

  • Susan Barkman Award for Research and Evaluation, for the Youth Retention Study, National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals, October 2020.
  • Excellence in STEM, for the Dabble in Dissection Curriculum, Idaho Association of Extension 4-H Professionals, 2020.
  • Excellence in Volunteerism for the Idaho 4-H Animal Science Lesson Plans, Idaho Association of Extension 4-H Professionals, 2020.
  • Educational Package Award for the Idaho 4-H Staff Orientation Guide, Idaho Association of Extension 4-H Professionals, 2020.

University of Idaho Extension

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654


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