A Purdue University faculty member has prepared Indiana 4-H's first online curricula - and on the environmentally important sciences of weather, climate, soil and water. The curricula - Soil and Water Science and Weather and Climate Science - will help students in grades 3-12 nationwide learn about the topics that are increasing in interest among the public, said Natalie Carroll, a Purdue Extension specialist and youth development and agricultural education professor who developed the programs.
Extension horse specialists from Purdue University and the University of Nebraska have developed an app that enables smartphone users to calculate a horse's body condition score and record the score with a photo of the horse. The HorseBCS app will be helpful for any horse owner or other trained equine professional. Law enforcement personnel also will benefit from the app, along with 4-H'ers and their leaders, as they learn the proper technique of caring for a horse.
The St. Joseph County 4-H Aerospace Club competed in the final round of a nationwide rocket challenge. The video shows how the contest tested club members' skills at building and launching a model rocket that carried a delicate cargo of raw eggs.
Purdue Extension programs strengthen and build Indiana's human capital. These benefits can't always be measured in dollars and cents, and yet, their value to the citizens of communities all across Indiana is real.