4-H Youth, Families Can Explore Educational Learning Opportunities from Home


March 18, 2020, 2:38 pm | Cayla Taylor, Bonnie Dalager

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa 4-H Youth Development is committed to providing youth and their families with research-based, accessible online learning opportunities. A collection of online educational resources for K-12 youth audiences is available on the 4-H At Home Learning Resources webpage. These engaging educational resources from the local, state and national 4-H program are available for all youth and their families to further explore project area learning virtually.

4-H clover.“From aerospace to animal science, 4-H educational opportunities are available online to empower youth to be in the driver’s seat of their learning experiences as they engage in developing a skill or learning more about a specific 4-H project area,” said Debbie Nistler, state 4-H program leader with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “The 4-H At Home Learning Resources are providing opportunities for youth to engage in interactive, online learning communities and help provide youth with a sense of belonging in what can be scary and challenging times.”

In addition to the 4-H At Home Learning Resources, Iowa 4-H Youth Development will provide new educational content online on a focused topic of learning each week for youth audiences to engage with. Topics will include, but are not limited to, healthy living, civic engagement and leadership, communication and the arts, 4-H project area discovery, and STEM learning. This week’s online learning will focus on agricultural education and highlight two resources:

  • Animal U is an interactive animal science program with online learning modules on swine and beef.
  • Crops Feed the World online learning modules let youth explore crop production and the role of crop farmers in feeding an increasing global population.

Many county 4-H programs across Iowa are also providing interactive, online learning opportunities for youth. Connect with your ISU Extension and Outreach county office to learn more about online learning offerings.

Iowa 4-H Youth Development strives to empower youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences. 4-H hands-on educational programming is provided to Iowa youth through in-school, afterschool, events, camps, 4-H clubs and online settings.

 

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