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4-H in Schools

4-H provides local classrooms, homeschool groups, day camps, and clubs with enrichment opportunities. 4-H agents, staff, and volunteers work with teachers and faculty to implement core based hands-on activities for K-12th grade. To schedule a program, reserve a kit, or form a 4-H club (in-school or after-school) email Jennifer Scales at JScales@Clemson.edu. Discounts are available for 4-H Community Clubs and School 4-H Clubs.

4-H Staff Led Programs  l  45min-1hr  l  $10/class

Program

Target Age Group

Activities/Themes

Notes

Ecosystems

K-12th Grade

Program discussing habitats, ecosystems, abiotic factors, symbiotic relationships, and current ecological issues.

Highly adaptable program to meet class needs.

Max. class size 26

Embryology

K-12th Grade

Incubate eggs, learn about life cycles, genetics, basic needs, and more. Includes one staff led program and all needed materials, additional class programs available by request.

Request Form

$15 fee/class Incubation of chicken eggs requires a commitment of at least 30 days.

Early registration is suggested.

Not available from Nov-Feb.

Fossil Studies

3rd grade

Discuss fossils, living fossils, examine fossils of SC, students make fossil replica.

 

Program activates are based on age group and size.

Max. class size 26

Meet a Mystery Animal

2nd & 6th grades

Using activities and questions class will interpret data to reach a conclusion on what is in the box. Class ends with an animal encounter and discussion of behavior and observable characteristics.

Staff will bring a live Chicken to the class.

Max. class size 26

Nature?

K-12th Grade

Learn about local wildlife. Includes a nature walk and discussion of the different ways we talk and think about Nature.

Program activates are based on age group and size.

Max. class size 26

Plant Studies

K-12th Grade

Nature walk around school, Leaf Rubbing, Flower Pressing, Discussing plant structures, ecosystem impacts, and more.

Program activates are based on age group and size.

Max. class size 26

Poultry Genetics

7th Grade, High School Bio.

Punnett Squares, observing live chickens and discussing traits based on observable characteristics.

Best if scheduled after a class has covered genetics.

Max. class size 26

Teamwork & Communication

K-12th Grade

Working together and communication in small and large groups with focus on respect and developing communication and teamwork skills

Program activates are based on age group and size.

Max. class size 26

Water Resources

K-12th Grade

Enviroscape, marine debris, Project Wet activities, 4-H2O programs, and more.

Program activates are based on age group and size.

Max. class size 26

4-H Staff Led Multiple Visit Programs  l  45min-1hr each visit

Program

Target Age Group

Activities/Themes

Notes

Connecting Youth to Nature: Past and Present

3rd Grade

2-4 visit in-depth program focusing on fossils, current and past environments, and local wildlife.

*4-H Disney Conservation Fund Grant provides free 4 visit programing for the first 200 registered students.

$20 - $40/class without grant.

Max. class size 26

Connecting Youth to Nature through Plants and Animals

4th Grade

4 or 5 visit in-depth program of basic needs, form and function (senses), compare seeds and eggs. Class will grow seeds and hatch eggs in this month-long program

*4-H Disney Conservation Fund Grant provides free 5 visit programing for the first 200 registered students.

$40/class without grant.

Max. class size 26

Connecting Youth to Nature through Ecosystems

7th Grade

2-5 visit in-depth program discussing habitats, ecosystems, abiotic factors, symbiotic relationships, and current ecological issues. Includes hands on activities, games, and nature walks.

 

*4-H Disney Conservation Fund Grant provides free 5 visit programing for the first 100 registered students.

$20-$40/class without grant.

Technology in Action

5th -12th Grade

2 visit STEM program. Includes activity stations working with Snap Circuits, ozobots, problem solving, and other hands-on projects.

 

$30/class

Students rotate through activity stations over 2 one-hour sessions.

Max. class size 20

 

4-H Program/Activity Kits  l  $10/week
Kits are available for teacher check out after a 4-H program or teacher training.

Program

Target Age Group

Activities/Themes

Notes

Ecosystems

4th-12th grade

Ecology theme games and nature artifacts. Activities focus on relationships within ecosystems, habits, and form and function.

Please use caution with skulls, egg replicas, and other fragile items.

Enviroscape

K-12th Grade

Study storm runoff and pollution with this interactive coastal model.

Please return kit in working order with all parts included.

Plant Studies

4th-12th grade

Plant theme games and activities. Activities include leaf rubbing, flower pressing, growing mystery seeds, and more.

Please use caution with seeds, preserved specimen, tree cookies, and other fragile items.

Some activities require additional supplies.

Snap Circuits

1st -12th Grade

Flying Saucer kit (5)

FM Radio kit (4)

Light kit (2)

Snap Extreme kit (1) Deluxe snap rover (1) Alternative Energy Green (1)

Request form

Please return all kits in working order with all parts included.

Soil

7th-12th grade

Soil core sampler, Porosity lab, optional soil test for additional $6.

Please use caution with soil core samplers, they have sharp edges.

Wildlife

K-12th Grade

Wildlife artifacts and activities. Includes furs, skulls, rubber tracks and scat, and food web games.

Please use caution with skulls, egg replicas, and other fragile items.

 

Request additional programs in the following 4-H topics:

  • Natural Resources
  • Agriculture and Animals
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership and Citizenship
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Science, Engineering & Technology- visit the State 4-H Science on the Move site for additional kits and programs

Other School Opportunities offered through Clemson Extention and it's partners:

  • Stormwater Programs- Enviroscape, Stormwater Murals, Project Wet, Stormdrain Marking, and more.
  • School Gardening for South Carolina Educators- Register for this five week online course and you will receive The Garden STEM Curriculum for Your Garden Classroom (K-8), a 600-page curriculum written for SC educators, by SC educators! You will also receive a copy of the regionally specific Seasonal Planting Guide and Calendar for School Gardens that will help you and your students learn how and when to plant vegetable crops in your region of South Carolina. Contact Mrs. Amy Dabbs, adabbs@clemson.edu.
  • School Garden Seed Request- Thanks to a generous donation of seeds from Botanical Interests, the Seed Fairy provides seeds to school and community based garden projects throughout the state of South Carolina.
  • From Seeds to Shoreline®: Engaging Students in Salt Marsh Restoration- From Seeds to Shoreline® (S2S) is South Carolina’s only salt marsh restoration program designed for students! The program was launched by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium in 2011 in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Clemson University Cooperative Extension and serves K-12 students and teachers from across the state.

4-H looks forward to working with your school! Map of schools 4-H has partnered with for events & programs.

Contact

Jennifer Scales, 4-H Agent
jscales@Clemson.edu
843-730-5202

259 Meeting Street
2nd Floor
Charleston, SC 29401

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