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Union County 4-H STEM Projects

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STEM programs through Union County 4-H help to equip young people with the skills they need to succeed in life. STEM project areas include computer science, environmental science, robotics, agri-science, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and veterinary science.

Clubs

Forestry, Wildlife, & Environmental Education 4-H Club
Club Leader: Michelle Fehlman
E-mail Address: mickfehl@aol.com
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Forestry, Wildlife, & Environmental Education 4-H Club is available for any child between the ages of 8 to 18 years old with an interest in forestry, wildlife, and their environment. This hands-on 4-H club meets once a month in Monroe with various topics including habitats, birds, trees, sustainable shelters for animals, and so much more.

Hidden Meadows 4-H Beekeeping Club
Club Leader: George Hunnicutt
E-mail Address: gchunnicutt@gmail.com
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Hidden Meadows 4-H Beekeeping Club is a seasonal 4-H club for children between the ages of 8 to 18 years old with an interest in beekeeping. This club walks young people through the steps of starting a small backyard beehive and how to properly care for bees as well as themselves and others.

Hope Homeschoolers 4-H Club
Club Leader: Heather O’Shea
E-mail Address:
Meeting Area: Matthews, NC

The Hope Homeschoolers 4-H Club is a homeschool club for children between the ages of 5 to 18 years old. They focus on various topics each month that allows the club members to gain decision making, public speaking, and mastery skills. 

Indian Trail Blazers 4-H Club
Club Leaders: Deanna Messer, Kelly Coleman, & Dana Carr
E-mail Address:
Meeting Area: Matthews, NC

Indian Trail Blazers 4-H Club is a homeschool club for the children (ages 5-18) who participate in the Indian Trail Blazers Co-Op group. They focus on various topics each month that allows the club members to gain decision making, public speaking, and mastery skills. 

Phoenix 4-H Club
Club Leaders: Tiffany Scienski and Gretchen White
E-mail Address:
Meeting Area: Indian Trail, NC

Phoenix 4-H Club is a homeschool club for the children (ages 5-18) focused on various topics each month that allows the club members to gain decision making, public speaking, and mastery skills. This club is an extension of their homeschool co-op that meets during their homeschool year. 

The Cool Kids 4-H Coding Club
Club Leader: Crystal Starkes
E-mail Address: crystal_starkes@ncsu.edu
Meeting Area: Monroe, NC

The Cool Kids 4-H Coding Club is open to young people ages 8 to 14 who are interested in coding and robotics using LEGO robots (WeDo, Spike Prime & Essential). The participants will learn basic coding and programming concepts to prepare them for the 4-H STEM Expo where they will display their skills to share with their family and friends. This 4-H club meets once a month from August to June. 

Projects

STEM 4-H related projects available for young people

Opportunities

4-H Ambassadors 4-H Clubs 4-H Group Awards 4-H Presentations and Public Speaking
4-H Project Records 4-H Portfolio 4-H International Programs Application, Interview, Resume, & Essay (AIRE)
4-H Camps College Scholarship 4-H Electric Congress TRY It (Teens as Leaders)
NC 4-H Congress NC 4-H Honor Club State Photo Contest Teen Retreats
Forestry & Wildlife Program State Fair 4-H Opportunities Expressive Arts District & State 4-H Officers