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One Million New Scientists. One Million New Ideas.™

The United States is falling dangerously behind other nations in developing its future workforce of scientists, engineers, and technology experts. To ensure global competitiveness, we must act now to prepare the next generation of science, engineering, and technology leaders.

The 4-H Youth Development Program—with its direct connection to the research and resources of the Cooperative Extension System’s 106 land-grant universities and colleges— is strategically positioned to strengthen US global competitiveness and leadership.

4-H will address our nation’s critical challenge by preparing 1 million new young people to excel in science, engineering, and technology by 2013. Currently, 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology programs reach more than 5 million youth with hands-on learning experiences to encourage young minds and fill the pipeline of young leaders proficient in science. To read more about the National 4-H SET initiative visit the National 4-H site at www.4-H.org.

Louisiana 4-H offers many exciting programs and opportunities for youth to get involved in science, engineering and technology. From veterinary science to shooting sports science, engineering and technology principles are used.  In 2008 middle school youth experienced the Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology camp where they learned about robotics and rocketry, energy, wetlands, GPS, outdoor skills and forensic science. Teens participated in educational tracks and contests at the annual 4-H University in forensic science, outdoor skills, bio-engineering, aquaculture, automotive engineering, computer simulation, entomology, environmental conservation, forestry, horticulture, plant science, photography, fashion, and much more.


Check with your local parish to find out about exciting local programs. Many parishes offer rocketry and robotic workshops, SET clubs for youth, weekend science camps, shooting sports clubs, marsh maneuvers and more.

Teachers, club leaders, 4-H members, and volunteers can find additional SET resources here.

Youth Wetlands Program Curriculum
Curriculum for Youth Wetlands Program 2015 encompasses hands-on, environmentally based lessons with a wetland focus. Program materials, including structured lesson plans, materials used to teach lessons and step-by-step procedures to activities, are provided at no cost to participating educators.

Change Lives One Stitch at a Time with Your Creative Kindness

Do you have 4‐H Clubs and members in your area looking for a community service project? There are children across the world who would be grateful for one new dress or pair of shorts to wear. Here is an opportunity to put sewing skills to use by creating something special for children and adults in need. This packet contains a few ideas and resources to get you started.

Wet Work Video Series Promotion
Wet Work Video Series

(Video) Wet Work is a video series that gives students a glimpse into the careers of wetland professionals who are making a difference in Louisiana's unique habitats. It's part of the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program, which is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. The teen hosts in these videos work alongside these professional wet workers to learn firsthand about the importance of Louisiana's wetlands. (Runtime- :58)

Rabbit Showmanship
This article teaches the basics of rabbit showmanship.

4-H Filmmaking Studio
Filmmaking Studio
The Virtual 4-H Filmmaking Studio & Workshop, located at www.4-H.org/curriculum/filmmaking is the online space to find tools and resources about video production and “how to make your own film”.
Star Doll Fashion Game
Star Doll Welcome Screen
Help us by playing online in the fashion inspired world and completing the online survey. Stardoll is the largest online community for girls who love fashion, shopping, decorating, creativity, and making new friends from around the world. Members create their own MeDoll avatar, go shopping, dress up, decorate their suite, express themselves creatively and socialize with each other.
Students build, compete with robots during 4-H University
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(Distributed 07/09/09) BATON ROUGE, La. – Students attending the robotics class at the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University squared off in fierce combat with robots they built and programmed. The robots fought in a circle, and the object was to push an opponent out of a 2-foot ring.
Wet Work Video Clip
The video allows students get a glimpse into the careers of wetland professionals who are making a difference in Louisiana’s unique habitats.
4-H Youth Wetlands Program: Training future leaders to save America's Treasure
The Youth Wetlands Education and Outreach Program is a statewide LSU AgCenter 4-H program sponsored by the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration. The program is designed to heighten students’ awareness of Louisiana’s wetland loss through an organized educational program of outreach, empowerment and advocacy.