Science, technology, engineering, and applied mathematics form the STEM program priority. Nebraska 4-H works to develop science interests, skills, and abilities in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental stewardship, and technology, of youth across the state. Through STEM programs, youth develop positive interests and attitudes about science and related careers, gain a base knowledge of science content and their projects, develop science skills and abilities, apply science to their 4-H projects, utilize science skills and abilities to solve everyday situations, teach others about science related to their projects, process information, analyze complex problems and make informed decisions regarding current agricultural, environmental, energy, and technology related issues, and seek out higher education opportunities and careers related to science.
Through STEM programs youth develop important life skills, including:
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Wise use of resources
Nebraska 4-H is developing science interests, skills, and abilities in the area of agriculture, energy, environmental stewardship, and technology. Signature program efforts include Outdoor Skills in partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks, GEAR-Tech 21 Robotics, Animals Inside and Out, Embryology, Corral your Future, Animal Science Day Camps, and Companion Animal programs. Programs were delivered to nearly 3,000 youth. Of the youth in these programs:
YOUTH ARE EXCITED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCIENCE
YOUTH ARE INTERESTED IN A SCIENCE RELATED CAREER
YOUTH AGREE THAT SCIENCE IS IMPORTANT IN SOLVING EVERYDAY PROBLEMS
The Nebraska 4-H Youth Development program strives to empower youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. To identify the impact that the Nebraska 4-H program is making in the lives of youth ages 5-18, various research studies have been conducted across Nebraska and the nation.