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 Camps and 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. Please contact your local Extension office for more information about specific programs available in your area.
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.