Update Alabama 4-H Science School Equipment
4-H is a nationwide youth organization administered by the land grant university system. In Alabama, Auburn University is home for 4-H headquarters and the agents and specialists who develop 4-H educational programs offered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. 4-H gives young people opportunities to learn by doing while led by experts from Auburn University and Alabama Extension who are versed in the latest advances in technology, agriculture, human development, and more.
Each year the Alabama 4-H Science School hosts over 22,000 students from across Alabama to engage in hands-on educational experiences that connect young people to the natural world and to each other.
Whether challenging one's fears on the high ropes course, exploring the wildlife on the Coosa River or learning about reptiles and amphibians the Alabama 4-H Science School provides opportunities for all of Alabama’s youth. Each of the program offerings reinforce the Alabama Course of Study for grades K-12 in science, math, technology, language arts, engineering, physical education and social studies.
Since opening in 2004, quite a few of our exhibits have expanded and current equipment is outdated. In order to stay innovative with our curriculum offerings and hands-on learning experiences the 4-H science school is in need of program items that are relevant to todays (and tomorrow’s) student learners.
We hope to purchase:
- A new enviroscape (a 3D watershed model)
- Three new iPads and cases
- A model solar system
- GPS devices
- Larger display tanks for growing animals
- A GoPro camera
- Arrows for summer camp
Alabama 4-H has a 100-year history of helping young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. As part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama 4-H utilizes Regional Extension Agents, community volunteers, corporate partners, alumni and parents to deliver youth development programs in each of Alabama’s 67 counties.
This collaborative effort develops skills, talents and interests in a wide array of subjects that drive critical thinking, decision-making, leadership and a concern for young people’s community and their world. Today, Alabama 4-H engages with over 184,000 youth all across our state and seeks to empower youth with the skills to lead our communities, our state, our nation and our world.