University of Vermont

Youth

4-H Science Program

Science can be defined as the study of the world around us, a thread that runs through all aspects of our lives. Science is the theory that lies behind all 4-H projects. Technology can be defined as the tools and applications of science that help individuals advance their world and their own development.

Currently, 4-H Science programs reach more than 5 million youth with hands-on learning experiences to ensure global competitiveness and prepare the next generation of science, engineering, and technology leaders. Learn how 4-H is helping to develop one million new scientists in this short video:

4-H's approach is comprehensive and holistic—from agriculture to climate change to alternative energy—youth are learning about highly relevant complex systems and issues that will ensure their contributions to their communities today and their success as global leaders tomorrow. The Vermont 4-H science and technology program area cuts across all program and project areas. It is also specific projects in 4-H such as aerospace, computers, small engines, electricity, electronics, astronomy and robotics. The programs provide a unique opportunity for 4-H members to be mentored by local industry experts and to interact with the community through volunteer activities.

Contacts

To learn more, please contact:

Sarah Kleinman, State 4-H Outreach Manager
sarah.kleinman@uvm.edu, (802) 656-0311 or 800-571-0668 (toll-free in Vt.)
State 4-H Office, 655 Spear Street, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-0107

Rose Garritano, 4-H Educator
rosemarie.garritano@uvm.edu, (802) 656-5429 or 800-571-0668 (toll-free in Vt.)
State 4-H Office, 655 Spear Street, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-0107

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