Nebraska 4-H Program Priority

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

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Nebraska 4-H Youth Development Program Priority

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

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 these programs, youth practice critical life skills, including






Critical thinking


Wise use of resources


and many more

Signature Programs


Virtual Field Trips

High School

Nebraska STEM careers come alive in recorded field trips to locations around the state exploring the skills and educational requirements needed to enter science, agricultural or technology fields.

Virtual Field Trips


Discovering Engineering Days

Middle School

MThe event is hosted by the college's outreach organization and is filled with hands-on activities that apply engineering habits of mind such as collaborative, problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills.



All Ages

Robotics inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.


STEM Field Days


This hands-on learning experience inspires young people to pursue studies and careers in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while sharing the importance of science and its application within Nebraska communities.

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