This page is for Site Supervisors in the 4-H Environmental Education program.
The Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program is a unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The vision of ISU Extension & Outreach 4-H is to prepare Iowa’s youth to be successful, contributing members of society.
Forms for AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education members are on this page.
AmeriCorps Enrollment forms found here.
Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education is a new program focused on engaging youth mentally and physically with the outdoors. Almost half of all youth do not exercise daily, and two thirds spend over two hours per day on a screen. Our team of AmeriCorps members seek to reconnect children with the environment, help them experience the natural world, and understand their surroundings.
The objective of the Pioneer Seed Grants is to stimulate local 4-H clubs in Iowa to plan and carry out community improvement activities by providing “seed money” needed to make the projects successful.
Leadership opportunities may include an elected or appointed position, but it can also be serving on a committee or in some other decision-making group. It can include learning about and experiencing something new and sharing that new knowledge with others as well.
Global Citizenship Day at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, IA is a great opportunity for 4-H members to teach others about global citizenship and learn about different cultures.
Theses legislative learning resources prepare youth for meeting with city, county, state or national legislators, or learning about civic engagement.
National 4-H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4-H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for youth people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation, and their world. National 4-H Conference is held each Spring in the Washington D.C. area. Youth will serve on a priority topic committee with youth from around the nation, to discuss and develop solutions for important issues facing today's youth. Each committee will meet with government or other agency officials to present their ideas. Participants will experience the culture and history of Washington D.C. and visit with Iowa legislators on Capitol Hill.