4-H School Enrichment Programs: Groups of youth receiving a sequence of learning experiences in cooperation with school officials during school hours, to support the school curriculum. It involves direct teaching by Extension staff or trained volunteers, including teachers.
4-H School Aged Child Care Educational Programs: Educational programs offered to youth outside of school hours, usually in a school or other community center and incorporating 4-H curricula.
To request additional information on any of these opportunities, or to schedule your classroom, contact the Lancaster County Extension Office at (803) 283-3302 or email 4-H Agent Steve Hucks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster County 4-H currently offers the following programs to schools in Lancaster County:
Students study the science of rockets and participate in the design & launch of paper rockets (Grades 5-8) $20.00 per classroom of 30 students or less
Participants become environmental engineers as they build a working robot from a toothbrush. (Grade 4-8) $3.50 per student to cover the cost of materials
Students in this project are able to gain a better understanding of reproduction, life cycles, and experience the joy of caring for a living being as you hatch chicks in your classroom. Lancaster County 4-H currently serves all second-grade classrooms in the county. However, if supplies are available we can serve other grade levels if interested. $15.00 per class for cost of eggs and equipment usage. Additional $5.00 for trip to candle the eggs for the students.
Students will learn the basics of GPS mapping and then test their new skills in a small geo-caching search (Grades 6-8) $20.00 per Classroom of 25 students or less.
Water Ecology Program
In partnership with the Catawba River Keepers, Lancaster County 4-H is able to provide water ecology lessons for grades 3-5. The program is an engaging hands-on curriculum that teaches youth about the Catawba River Basin and how it plays an important role in our lives. The curriculum has been developed to meet the required standards for each grade level and consist of 5 classroom visits of approximately 40 minutes each. At this time there is no fee for the program and time slots are limited. To inquire about this great new program, contact 4-H Agent Steve Hucks at email@example.com or by calling (803) 283-3302.
Maps and Apps
Students, as teams, explore how geography and geographical information systems (GIS) help people make smart decisions that improve lives, respect our natural resources, and make positive impacts. (Grades 6-8) $20.00 per Classroom of 25 students or less
Participants learn the principals of harnessing the power of wind and build their own windmill designed to lift a small load. $20.00 per classroom of 25 students or less.
Project WET is a unique curriculum and activity guide that contains lessons to meet the standards of all grade levels K-12. Students will explore many facets of water conservation and maintaining water quality. For more information on this exciting opportunity, Contact Steve Hucks at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will tailor a program to meet your needs.
Participants explore engineering principles, design/ build a bridge to support given weight (Grades 6-8) $25.00 per classroom of 28 students or less
Using a portable hands-on model, students learn about watersheds and how storm water runoff can cause pollution. (Grades K-5) $10.00 per classroom of 28 students or less
Acres of Adventure
Learn about the science of agriculture through activities that range from taste tests, mystery foods and more (Grades K-5) $20.00 per classroom of 28 students or less
Snap Circuits make learning electronics easy and fun. Participants will spend time building actual circuits in these hands on lessons. (Grades 3-8). $20.00 per classroom of 28 students or less
For the 2016-2017 school year, Lancaster County 4-H provided in-school, hands on experiential learning in the following Lancaster County Schools:
A.R. Rucker Middle School
Andrew Jackson High School
Brooklyn Springs Elementary
Carolina Christian Academy
Heath Springs Elementary
Indian Land Elementary
McDonald Green Elementary
For the 2016-2017 school year, Lancaster County 4-H provided after-school programming in the following Lancaster County Schools:
McDonald Green Elementary