School Enrichment

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Learn more about our Priority K-12 Program Menu for the 2022-23 year! Schedule a program with our Linn County 4-H educators. 

The programs listed below are readily available for your classroom, afterschool program, or homeschool group. We can also work with you to create a custom program matching standards or requests that you may have. To schedule programming or ask any questions, contact Erika Serbousek at 319-377-9839 or 

Elementary (K-5th grade) Programs
Agriculture Every Day 4-12th  
Art Lit to Go - K-3rd  
Classroom Chick Hatching Program K-1st (in partnership with Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach) 

Financial Literacy – Grades K-5

FIRST Lego League Explore & Challenge Teams K-8th + adult volunteer opportunities

Growing in the Garden K-5th

Invent STEM 4-12th

Kids in the Kitchen K-3rd

Monarchs on the Move

NASA Astro Camp

On Their Own & OK 4-6th

Pick a Better Snack K-3rd

Plant the Moon NASA Challenge (teams grades 1st-8th or 9-12th) 

Robotics/Coding – Dash Robots, Beebots, MakeDo, virtual reality and  more K-5th

STEM Lit to Go – K-3rd 

STEM Lit to Go Iowa - K-3rd 

Storywalk – partner with us to create a Storywalk

SWITCH – school wellness 4-8th overview   

Middle School (6-8th grade) Programs


4-H STEM Challenge 4th-12th annually each fall in Linn County

Agovation 7-12th 

Agriculture Every Day 4-12th  

Animal U 4-12th 

Babysitting Basics – 6-12th grades (hosted as a 1 day program or shorter session series)   Curriculum 4-H Military & Kentucky 4-H

Clover Cookie Factory Food Science 4-7th

FLEX (Forward Learning Experiences) Technology Resources 4-12th

Mindful Teen Wellness Program 7-12th

Plant the Moon NASA Challenge (teams grades 1st-8th or 9-12th) 

Ricochet  Leadership Program 6-8th 

SWITCH – school wellness 4-8th overview   

High School (9-12th grade) Programs

Animal U 4-12th 

Agovation 7-12th 

Agriculture Every Day 4-12th  

FLEX (Forward Learning Experiences) Technology Resources 4-12th

Mindful Teen Wellness and Mindfulness Series 7-12th

Plant the Moon NASA Challenge (teams grades 1st-8th or 9-12th) 

Real Money Real World Financial Series 9-12th 

State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) 6-12th 

Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) 6-12th 

Hands-on Educational Kits for Check-out

Research shows that hands-on learning is one of the best ways for youth to retain knowledge.  Linn County 4-H offers a wide variety of kits for check-out to teachers, afterschool providers, summer day camp personnel, homeschool families and 4-H clubs among others. Free to check out. Find out more and reserve a kit here.

4-H On the Go Lessons

Free research-based lessons on a wide age range of topics! Request staff to lead one of them at your event/class/activity or utilize yourself by downloading for free on the ISU Extension Store.

Looking for local programs for parents and youth 0-5 years? 

4-H Youth programming starts at Kindergarten. Check out Parent Education Consortium.

4-H Project Topics

Iowa 4-H Curriculum Catalog -Reviewed and vetted to be research based, supportive of the Iowa 4-H mission, and aligned with Common Core. Search for resources and curriculum in the catalog.