Seeking creative ways to engage your students? 4-H offers educational resources, school enrichment programs, and afterschool programs designed to enhance classroom education with experience-based learning. Looking for something even more "outside" the box? Check out the Outdoor Education programs offered at our two Nebraska 4-H Camp Centers. The Outdoor Education program gives youth an opportunity to explore the natural world around them through hands-on learning experiences.
Specific afterschool and school enrichment programs vary from county to county. Looking for specific programs in your area? Please contact your local Extension office or request information below.
CAMP OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
Each year, hundreds of students and their teachers from schools across Nebraska participate in hands-on, engaging Outdoor Education programs and experiences at the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center near Gretna and at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp near Halsey. Outdoor Education is typically held during the months of September to November and March to May. These programs and experiences:
- use the outdoors as a stimulus for the appreciation of previously acquired skills, including the areas of reading and language arts, science, mathematics, art, health, physical education and social studies.
- teach an appreciation, understanding, and awareness of the natural world by studying and interacting with that world.
- separate kids from their everyday setting.
MOBILE & WEB APPLICATIONS
Career Explorer (also available as a web-based, desktop game) will help you connect the dots between the choices you make every day and the opportunities you could have in the future. At each stage of the game you will be able to enter the workforce, get additional education, or explore training programs. At the conclusion of the game you will have the opportunity to email the results to yourself with tips on how to make that career a reality in your life.
Health Rocks! Carnival
Health Rocks!® is curricula for a healthy living program targeted at young people ages 8 to 14. Health Rocks! helps youth develop life skills in the area of critical thinking, decision-making, communication, managing feelings, stress management and goal setting; in turn building resiliency skills, and promoting the resistance of risky behaviors. The Health Rocks! Carnival is also available as a web-based desktop game.