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. To learn more about programs and opportunities available in your area, please contact your local Extension office.
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.