Welcome to the 2021 Indiana 4-H Road Show! 

We are excited to invite youth in grades 7-12 to have fun and learn about a wide range of topics! The Indiana 4-H Road Show includes parts of the 4-H Academy @ Purdue, State 4-H Junior Leader Conference, and 4-H Round-Up in a series of one-day sessions.

     Instead of bringing several hundred people together in one location for these events, we are taking them closer to you this summer! Each session will be held in multiple counties around the State of Indiana. You’ll be able to gather in person with other students who are interested in topics similar to you. During each session, you’ll hear from campus experts virtually and interact with others at your site while you participate in hands-on activities at the in-person location you choose. 

Learn more about a session:

Explore Animal Science Careers + Companion Animal Science Careers

AM - Veterinarians, herdsman, scientists, managers, oh my! Learn about the over 500 career opportunities available for students who study Animal Sciences at Purdue. We will take you on a career exploration journey where you will discover your strengths and realize your future plans with Animal Sciences.

PM - Do you love animals; and horses in specific? Enough that you want a career working with horses? There are so many options; some with hands on horse contact, and some without. We will discuss all of those, you will be amazed at the variety of ways you can make a living with horses other than being a veterinarian or a horse trainer. 

Friday, June 18

Session #5


  • Dr. Barry Delks 
  • Elizabeth Byers -Doten 
  • Dr. Colleen Brady 
Community Change Starts with Me

This session will allow you to participate in a poverty simulation to learn about real issues faced by a person living in poverty. You will connect with statewide service organizations whose mission is to assist others. You will leave with an action plan that will allow you to make a positive change in your community, because community change starts with you!

Wednesday, June 23

Session #8


  • Mindy Duckett, Purdue Extension Community Wellness Coordinator, Hendricks, Parke, & Putnam Counties
  • Kati Sweet, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, Hendricks County
  • Steve McKinley, 4-H Extension Specialist, State 4-H Office 
Building a Mini Smarthouse from Scratch

Using sensors and a micro:bit kit, youth will learn concepts in engineering design, circuitry, and coding to build a mini “smart house”. The completed design has a functioning doorbell, light coded to turn different colors based on ambient lighting, a working fan that will turn on when a certain temperature is reached, and an LED display letting you know the current room temperature. Youth also learn workforce development skills such as the engineering design process, communication, creative and critical thinking. 

Friday, June 25

Session #10


  • Danielle Sands, Extension Specialist, 4-H Engineering and Technology

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