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.

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boy with net heading to river
Explore the world of water by learning about the water cycle, pollution, conversation and storm water management practices. Learn More
Nature Natural Resources and Camping
Build science skills while learning about bird characteristics, habitat, life cycles, behaviors and adaptations through activities, games and citizen… Learn More
girl making a project with windmill
Youth creatively explore wind and solar power by blending the art and science around renewable energy. Activities will be hands-on experiments… Learn More
girl wearing life vest in a river
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 environmental benefits of trees on a local and global scale. Be directly involved in a tree planting program and understand… Learn More