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Union County School Enrichment Programs

Union County 4-H School Enrichment

4000 plus youth are currently participating in school enrichment programs with union county 4-h

WHAT IS 4-H SCHOOL ENRICHMENT?

4-H School Enrichment is a sequence of learning experiences for groups of youth, in cooperation with school officials during school hours to support the school curriculum. The evidence-based curriculums are designed to enhance the students’ learning experience. Most curriculums are accompanied with a kit provided by the local 4-H office.

STRUCTURE

4-H school enrichment programs are conducted during school hours in partnership with classroom instructors. The educational experience is delivered by teachers, but 4-H staff and/or trained volunteers may come in to provide lessons as well. For example, 4-H offers the Embryology Program for 2nd grade classrooms. Through this program, students learn about animal development as they incubate and hatch chicks in their class. Union County 4-H provides curriculum training to 2nd grade teachers, as well as provides equipment, curriculum, and fertile chicken eggs for each class at no cost to the school. The 4-H Extension Agent will provide trainings for teachers interested in the curriculum. In return, teachers provide a report with the number of students in each classroom for the Union County 4-H program.

To find out more details regarding the different school enrichment programs, visit the North Carolina 4-H website at https://nc4h.ces.ncsu.edu/4-h-curriculum-at-a-glance/school-enrichment-marketing-tools/.

Union County 4-H School Enrichment at a Glance

SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS 

NAME GRADE AUDIENCE Kits
Calcium – Be a Bone Builder K Public/Private/Charter Schools
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Embryology – Hatching Baby Chicks **Spring Project** 2nd Grade Public/Private/Charter Schools
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Yes
Bug Out 2nd Grade Public/Private/Charter Schools
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Butterflies – Wings 2nd Grade Public/Private/Charter Schools
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
 Yes
Soil Solutions 3rd Grade Public/Private/Charter Schools
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
 Yes
“Wake Up to Agriculture” Program 3rd Grade Public Schools
4-H Robotics – LEGO WeDo 2.0, Dash & Dot, or EV3
**Instructed by Union County 4-H Staff**
K-High Public/Private/Charter Schools
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
 Yes
Health Rocks Multigrade Public/Private/Charter Schools
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
 Yes
Astronomy – Shoot for the Stars 3rd Grade Public/Private/Charter Schools
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
Magic of Electricity 4th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
Bees & Pollinators: Hive Helpers 4th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
 Yes
Learn, Grow, Eat, Go! – Gardening 4th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
 Yes
Vermicomposting 5th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
 Yes
I am an Ecosystem – Microbiology 5th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
 Yes
Energy Transformation 6th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
 Yes
Shoot for the Stars 6th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
Embryology – Experiments in Poultry Science 7th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
Yes
The Power of Wind 7th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
Yes
Microbiology – Microbes on My Mind 8th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
Yes
Bioenergy – Farm Based Fuels 8th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations
Yes
 Soil to Seed 8th & 9th Grade Public/Private Schools
Community Organizations
4-H Clubs/Special Interest Groups
Homeschool/Co-Ops
Community Organizations

Other school enrichment programs are also available upon request.

To find out more about any of these 4-H experiences, contact Crystal Starkes.

Contact Information
Crystal Starkes
Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development
704-283-3735
E-mail: crystal_starkes@ncsu.edu