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Cooperative Extension

4-H Youth Development

4H Youth Development

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Clemson University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills to be responsible, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished by creating safe and inclusive learning environments, the involvement of caring adults, and utilizing the expertise and resources of Clemson University and the nationwide land-grant university system.

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School Gardening

School Gardening for South Carolina Educators combines horticulture training, ongoing technical support, and equipment for schools to start and sustain successful school gardens.

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Quest 4 a Healthier You

Quest 4 a Healthier You provides lessons, recipes, ideas for physical activities, and accompanying videos. This program is generously sponsored by the Walmart Foundation.

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WOW Jr

What’s in our Waters (WOW) Jr. is an educational program designed to teach 4th graders about water conservation and water quality issues that they face in everyday life. This is accomplished through fun, hands-on scientific experiments and activities that are led in the classroom by Clemson Cooperative Extension staff and Clemson University Environmental Toxicology graduate students. To learn more about WOW Jr. and how your school can become involved, contact Mallory Dailey, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent for Oconee County, at mallord@clemson.edu.

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Embryology

This project teaches youth how life develops by observing the process of hatching baby chicks for a course of 25 days. Embryology kit includes incubator with guide, fertilized eggs, activity guide, and all needed materials for chicks after hatching.

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