Create a record book listing your 4-H history of projects and achievements. Include how your 4-H experience has helped you learn and grow in your responsibilities and leadership and how it has influenced your life and your future.
The 4-H aerospace project provides youth with educational information about aerospace that develops project skills (i.e., principles of flight, model rocket construction, model rocket safety) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills).
Learn about ATV safety and maintenance
Current 4-H Members may submit a poster in order to complete an animal project.
The 4-H Animal Projects provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as general care, nutrition housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Ani
This project will help members learn about bees and beekeeping. They will learn about the types of bees, the honey and wax they produce, the plants that attract bees, and the equipment a beekeeper needs. Youth will learn basic beehive care, how to extract and bottle honey. Advanced topics include: increasing the number of your honey bee colonies, increasing honey production, producing special kinds of honey, and learning more about bee societies.
The 4-H bicycle program provides youth with educational information about bicycles and biking that develops project skills (i.e., bicycle maintenance, operation, safety and bicycle touring) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills).
Have fun and be creative as you make a rocket from a 2 liter bottle. In this project, you can express your artistry and creative abilities as well as learn to follow instructions.
As you learn how to decorate cakes, you can express your artistry and creative abilities; learn to follow instructions, make a proud contribution to a family celebration or community gathering and learn skills you can use in the future
Learn about things that relate the care of young children. This project uses instructional materials that deal with young children at different ages (i.e., infants, toddlers, pre-school). Characteristics of various ages are studied and followed by observations and interactive activities.
Why do people collect things? Do you enjoy collecting? In this project activity guide find out the kinds of things people collect, explore some special kinds of collections, and discover how to start a collection of your own.
Have fun while benefiting your community. In this project, you will do voluntary work in the community. Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, and enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see the benefits of your work and become active participants in building strong, sustainable and enriching communities.
Learn how to operate a computer and the uses of a computer. A computer is not necessary in the beginning stages.
Learn how to buy, match, budget, and take care of clothes. Educational materials are designed to teach clothing selection, wardrobe planning, care of clothing, and personal grooming. Included are activities to be completed at home and in stores. You must attend a private judging as well as well as a public style show to complete this project.
Be creative and express yourself with drawing, painting, knitting, quilting, or making jewelry, candles, soaps, etc. There is no end to the possibilities in this project.
This project is designed to help you explore your writing talents and develop good writing skills. Use your imagination and creativity to write an autobiography, a fictional story, a humorous poem, or a serious essay on a current concern.
Learn how to grow crops. In this project, youth will learn growth stages, plant characteristics, recognition of diseases and insects, optimum uses of fertilizers and products made from harvest while also learning important life skills such as time management, planning, budgeting, and communicating.
As you learn how to decorate cupcakes, you can express your artistry and creative abilities; learn to follow instructions, make a proud contribution to a family celebration or community gathering and learn skills you can use in the future.
This project fosters creativity and innovation by allowing the 4-H member the opportunity to try something new and show off their talents in avenues not currently covered in a traditional 4-H project or a state project not currently offered in Monroe County.
Learn how to make a circuit board, conduct hazard hunts, and determine poles of a magnet. The 4-H electricity project provides youth with educational information about electricity and how it can be used to benefit the human race. The electricity project develops project skills (i.e., safe practices, proper use of fuses and circuit breakers, proper lighting techniques, proper wiring techniques) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills)
There are more kinds of insects in the world than all other organisms combined. They live on the earth's surface, in the soil, and in water. Insects live in deserts, rain forests, hot springs, snow fields, and dark caves. This project will help you study insects and their relationship with people. You also learn how to collect, preserve, and identify insects.
This project is intended to motivate and interest youth in modeling a custom-built farm display - to create a realistic setting around manufactured or custom-built farm equipment. There are many different artistic abilities one can use in building a farm display and involves much imagination.
Model your sewing and consumer clothing projects.
Youth will learn basic information and skills needed to grow healthy plants and flowers.
Learn how to can and freeze foods while also learning the dietary guidelines; how to prepare many different recipes; tips for success when preparing these recipes; your way around your kitchen; and so much more.
Learn how to cook and bake your favorite foods while also learning the dietary guidelines; how to prepare many different recipes; tips for success when preparing these recipes; your way around your kitchen; and so much more.
The forestry project will help you to learn how to identify trees, uses of trees, the benefits of trees, and the importance of our woodlands. A knowledge of trees and woodland management leads to a greater enjoyment of the outdoors. An understanding of tree characteristics will allow future landowners to choose the best varieties for urban or rural benefits that include cooling, wildlife habitat, and reducing erosion and other types of pollution.
Log and develop those things you enjoy in your spare time.
The gardening project introduces youth to vegetable gardening. You will learn about planning a vegetable garden, planting, fertilizing, different vegetable pests, harvesting, storage techniques and careers.
Educational materials on "How to" information on documenting ones heritage through ancestral listing. This project helps young people know where their ancestors resided, traveled, and developed some family tradition.
This project introduces youth to the fascinating hobby of "rock hunting." Geology involves studying the earth's crust, its layers, and their history. Youth learn to identify Indiana rocks, minerals, and fossils
Learn how to wrap a gift for a special occasion. In this project, you can express your artistry and creative abilities while learning skills you can use in the future.
Learn about first aid, eating habits, dental health, fitness and sports, and general health practices.
Educational materials applying principles of design to home design and decoration as well as information about care of home furnishings
This project encourages youth to use their imagination and ingenuity in creating an exhibit while helping youth build dexterity and develop math and pattern skills. With the lego project, youth also learn important problem solving skills and perseverance.
The Microwave Magic Project contains exciting youth activities that focus on using the microwave to prepare everything from simple snacks to complete meals. This project includes activities focused on the following: Techniques and Utensils, Nutrition, Food Preparation, and Meal Preparation.
Learn the craft of model building. This project nurtures dexterity, as well as other cognitive skills such as planning, problem solving and logical thinking.
The 4-H pet educational program and related activities provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experiences directly related to animal care, feeding, housing, and management. Youth develop important life skills such as decision making, goal setting, record keeping, time management and communication.
Take pictures; make a movie or even a video to exhibit at the fair. Educational materials on "How to" information on taking quality photographs with a camera. Has good basic information on camera use.
Learn how to keep your body physically fit and it's short and long term effects.
Since a number of households already recycle, it gives you the chance to show what you already know about recycling, and to do a display or poster regarding what you've learned.
4-H Robotics program intentions are to excite youth about robotics and STEM education, to teach youth programming, building, teamwork, and problem solving skills, as well as other STEM skills, to link adult volunteers and community members with interest and expertise in Robotics and STEM to youth with an interest in this area, and to expose youth to career opportunities in robotics and STEM in a variety of areas.
Learn how to creatively assemble a scrapbook of your memories. Allows youth to be creative, use their imagination, and be productive while developing their self confidence, self esteem and teaching them the value art as a way of expression.
This is a series on how to sew. Participants sew garments and/or accessories of increasing difficulty as they progress. The garments range from simple items to a tailored suit or coat. This project incorporates new techniques, technology and products which make sewing easier and more efficient.
Learn to sew items for yourself, for others or sew something that relates to the 4-H theme of the current year.
The 4-H shooting sports project teaches safe operation of firearms and archery equipment. Volunteer instructors must be certified at a workshop. Six disciplines are offered at the state level: archery, hunting, muzzle loading, pistol, rifle, and shotgun. The disciplines offered in any county will depend on the availability of certified 4-H shooting sports instructors to teach the classes, ranges, and equipment.
Learn about the concepts behind what make small engines work. This project teaches the uses of small engines and safety issues regarding small engines. Youth will study external/internal engine parts, tools of the trade, rules and regulations related to small engine machines, and occupational possibilities.
The soil and water science project teaches youth about soil, water, and environmental stewardship. Learn about soil and water quality, how they interact, and how we can protect and preserve them
Learn about the different species of fish, aquatic habitats, fishing equipment and how to fish responsibly. Fishing can be a hobby and a source of study for your entire lifetime.
Explore your favorite sport. Learn basic skills, safety rules of the sport and how to practice good sportsmanship.
Learn the operations and safety requirements about tractors and farm machinery.
The 4-H Veterinary Science Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that helps them learn more about the Veterinary Science profession and opportunities for careers in animal health. Subjects such as general health care, physiology, anatomy and careers are presented in the curricular materials. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision making and communication skills in the 4-H Veterinary Science Project.
Youth will learn basic information about weather, including what causes variations in weather and why we have different seasons and climates on the earth. In this project you will observe and record weather conditions and learn weather symbols.
Learn the art of welding. In this project, youth will learn welding terms and phrases, types of welding equipment, safety precautions, and welding procedures while also learning life skills such as planning, organizing, and decision-making.
Observing and studying wildlife can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. This project will help you learn to identify wildlife, basic wildlife needs, and how wildlife interact with other wildlife and with people. At the advanced level you will learn how to create a wildlife habitat, wherever you live.
The 4-H wood sciences program provides youth with educational information about wood and how it can be used to construct items. The wood science project develops project skills (i.e., safe practices, using hand tools, using power tools, making specialized wood cuts) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills). These fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences are provided under the direction of caring adults.
Junior Leaders is open to any 4-H member in grades 7-12 and provides the opportunity to assist Adult 4-H Volunteers in their 4-H Clubs and related activities. Junior Leaders serve as mentors and role models to the younger 4-H members by sharing their experiences with them.
Mini 4-H is a fun and educational program designed to help build self-esteem by providing youth in Kindergarten through grade 2 the opportunity to learn and be recognized through non-competitive experiental learning. It also helps develop an interest in continuing into the traditional 4-H Program.