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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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4-H Summer: STEAM Summit

Join Mecklenburg County 4-H as we venture to Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC on July 25, 2019. Youth …

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4-H Summer Robotics

Join Mecklenburg 4-H for Summer Robotics! See opportunities below: Flowers, Bees, & Robots…Oh My! Thursday, July 11, 2019 1–3 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, …

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4-H Teens as Teachers Webinar

Come join Mecklenburg County 4-H for the Teens as Teachers Webinar Watch Party on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at …

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4-H Advisory Council

4-H Club Information

4-H Curriculum Trainings

4-H Forms & Information - Spanish

4-H Forms and Policies

4-H Gardening & Outdoor Education with Youth

4-H School Enrichment Information

4-H Summer Residential (Overnight) Camp Forms & Information

4-H Volunteer Forms and Information

4-H Youth Safety/Injury Prevention Partnerships & Resources

Extension Programs at NC A&T State University

Extension Programs at NC State University

Partnerships and Organizations

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Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

12/3/19
Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …