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I Think Green teaches youth how living things interact with each other and their environment using interactive, hands-on learning. Choose from four tracks: Worms, Butterflies, Insects, or Nature Detectives. Each track has four 60-minute lessons where youth practice observation skills, conduct hands-on investigations with living things, explore life cycles, identify how living things change, and compare how living things interact with each other and with their environment. Choose one focus, or pick from all four to complete. Want more? Check out what it means to be a 4-H Citizen Scientist, and start making a difference in our nature world today.

Audience: third through fifth grade students.

Youth will:

  • Develop skills in scientific observation
  • Increase their knowledge of concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, change, and interact within the environment
  • Understand the important role small things play in the web of life
  • Encourage youth to take small steps personally to protect the natural world.

The program is free to all classrooms, after school, or partner agency groups which complete all four sessions and the evaluation survey. This program is funded by ADM through the Illinois 4-H Foundation.