The world’s growing population is putting increased demands on our limited natural resources changing the earth’s climate and future environmental health. Illinois 4-H programs help youth learn about the environment through fun activities involving solar and wind energy; water quality and sport fishing; and how carbon sequestration can be related to healthy living actions. Measurable levels of caring about environmental issues can be made after hands-on 4-H programs which spark interests in why natural resources are important.

Nature Natural Resources and Camping
Ornithology is the study of birds! Build science skills while learning about bird characteristics, habitat needs, behaviors, and adaptions through… Learn More
girl making a project with windmill
Engineer your own fun with blending the science and art of sustainable power sources. Wind tract: The Power-of-Wind curriculum beginning with… Learn More
Youth actively learn intermediate level angling skills that relate to an understanding of holistic freshwater aquatic ecosystems and fisheries… Learn More
young trees at nursery
Youth will study the environment benefits of trees on a local and global scale. Be directly involved in a tree planting program and understand how… Learn More