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. The programs are primarily coordinated by county Extension offices.
STATEWIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOL GROUPS
at Nebraska 4-H Camps & Centers
Each year, hundreds of students and their teachers from schools across Nebraska participate in hands-on, engaging Outdoor Education programs and experiences at one of the two Nebraska 4-H Camps & Centers. Outdoor Education is typically held during the months of September to November and March to May. These programs:
- 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.
at Raising Nebraska
Raising Nebraska, an agricultural-focus exhibit in Grand Island offers several programs for visiting classes of all ages, conducted by a full-time University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educator. These two-hour programs allow students to experience Raising Nebraska through a guided tour before diving into a program specific to your classroom needs through hands-on education. See additional program details on Raising Nebraska's Field Trips web page.