4-H Classroom Connection

Whether your classroom is in a school, cafeteria, gym, or living room, learning can happen anywhere. And Nebraska 4-H Youth Development is ready to help.

With a wide variety of program offerings for both in-school or out-of-school delivery, the following experiences are designed for groups of youth in school classrooms, home school co-ops, afterschool programs, and families looking for supplemental learning experiences.

By searching the 4-H Classroom Connection catalog, you will find an experience that is most relevant to the needs of your learners and their environment. All opportunities are supported by a statewide network of Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development faculty/staff, bringing the education of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln straight to your classroom.

Type

Number of Sessions for Full Experience

Length of Individual Sessions

Environmental Education

Fee: 
$150

We're bringing Environmental Education to you! Choose from our menu of hands-on environmental education opportunities focused on topics including forest ecology, aquatics ecology, grassland ecology, environmental education 101, or STEAM activities! 

Type: 
Face-to-Face
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
2-3 sessions
4-5 sessions
Length of Sessions: 
30-60 minutes
Grade: 
3rd
4th
5th
6th

Nanoscience

Fee: 
$500

Nanoscience engages students through hands-on science experiments based on the world of small. As a course delivered through STEMentors, participants will have the opportunity to learn from a UNL undergraduate student majoring in a science-related field at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, as well as from an in-person teacher or frontline staff member.

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
6+ sessions
Length of Sessions: 
1-2 hours
Grade: 
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th

Digital Storytelling

Fee: 
$500

By imagining and writing a story with codes and assets in Scratch Jr., young students will build computational thinking skills . As a course delivered through STEMentors, participants will have the opportunity to learn from an University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduate student majoring in a science-related field at the University, as well as from an in-person teacher or frontline staff member.

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
6+ sessions
Length of Sessions: 
1-2 hours
Grade: 
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th

Career Chat Live

Fee: 
Free

Career Chat Live offers live, online career exploration opportunities. Each session focuses on a new set of careers. During each session, youth will get to meet workforce professionals in that career field. The youth will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a small group conversation with guest speakers. 

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
1 session
Length of Sessions: 
30-60 minutes
Grade: 
6th
7th
8th

Living Room Learning

Fee: 
Free

Living Room Learning offers free, hands-on, virtually guided activities for youth. Each session focused on a new activity that can be done with materials found at home. 

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
1 session
Length of Sessions: 
30-60 minutes
Grade: 
3rd
4th
5th

Mapping Your Success

Fee: 
$150

Each person has a different path that has to be managed individually to fit his or her unique situation. This program helps equip students to take initiative in building the path to help them succeed. Students will exit the course knowing more about themselves, how to be a successful student and employee, how to thrive in new environments with peers, colleagues, professors and what they can do now to get started after high school.

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
1 session
Length of Sessions: 
2-3 hours
Grade: 
6th
7th
8th

Explore Entrepreneurship

Fee: 
$150

EVERYONE thinks and acts like an entrepreneur each day and we may not even realize it! Do you have problems at home or at school that you solve on your own? Do you research products at the store before you buy them? Do you have creative ideas? All of these are traits of an Entrepreneur. We are offering three live and engaging virtual entrepreneurship sessions for grades 3-8 where you will explore your passions, create prototypes for a product or idea, and connect your passions to your community. Join us for Exploring Entrepreneurship, Connecting Your Passions To Your Community, and Innovate and Create. All sessions are facilitated by members of the 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities Team.

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
1 session
Length of Sessions: 
2-3 hours
Grade: 
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th

Robotics

Fee: 
$500

The EV3/NXT Robotics course taps into the imagination of students across Nebraka. During the course students use an EV3 or NXT Lego Robotics kit to build creative designs and solve complex challenges. Students will learn to think on their toes and program robots through a graphical interface called Mindstorms. 

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
6+ sessions
Length of Sessions: 
1-2 hours
Grade: 
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th

Computation Thinking

Fee: 
$500

The ELO: Elementary- Computation thinking and computer science course teaches youth computer science skills. The students will learn how to tell stories through concepts such as coding, algorithms, and loops in the Coding Games for Kids and Scratch Jr. apps. 

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
6+ sessions
Length of Sessions: 
1-2 hours
Grade: 
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th

Connecting Your Passion to Your Community

Fee: 
$150

EVERYONE thinks and acts like an entrepreneur each day and we may not even realize it! Do you have problems at home or at school that you solve on your own? Do you research products at the store before you buy them? Do you have creative ideas? All of these are traits of an Entrepreneur. We are offering three live and engaging virtual entrepreneurship sessions for grades 3-8 where you will explore your passions, create prototypes for a product or idea, and connect your passions to your community. Join us for Exploring Entrepreneurship, Connecting Your Passions To Your Community, and Innovate and Create. All sessions are facilitated by members of the 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities Team.

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
1 session
Length of Sessions: 
2-3 hours
Grade: 
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th

Biomedical Engineering

Fee: 
$150

More information coming soon!

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
1 session
Length of Sessions: 
2-3 hours
Grade: 
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th

Virtual Field Trips

Fee: 
Free

Join Nebraska 4-H as we go on-site to learn more about science, technology, careers, and more! Virtual field trips offer facility tours, educational experiences, and additional resources for teachers. 

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
1 session
Length of Sessions: 
30-60 minutes
Grade: 
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th

Innovate & Create

Fee: 
$150

EVERYONE thinks and acts like an entrepreneur each day and we may not even realize it! Do you have problems at home or at school that you solve on your own? Do you research products at the store before you buy them? Do you have creative ideas? All of these are traits of an Entrepreneur. We are offering three live and engaging virtual entrepreneurship sessions for grades 3-8 where you will explore your passions, create prototypes for a product or idea, and connect your passions to your community. Join us for Exploring Entrepreneurship, Connecting Your Passions To Your Community, and Innovate and Create. All sessions are facilitated by members of the 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities Team.

Type: 
Virtual
Number of Sessions: 
1 session
Length of Sessions: 
2-3 hours
Grade: 
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th