4-H and Youth Development Classes & Activities
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4-H and Youth Development Classes & Activities

Youths enjoying 4-H Green Science Adventure Camp

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March-August: Healthy Living Teen Ambassador Program
Looking for a summer volunteer opportunity? Teens ages 15-19 can learn to facilitate healthy living workshops for youth in Oakland County. Participating teens will develop leadership and public speaking skills and will also receive a partial scholarship to Exploration Days. Contact Mary Blumka at blumkama@anr.msu.edu or at 248.858.0890 to apply!                                                                                                                                            

June - August 2016: Summer Camp at Tollgate Education Center
Throughout the summer multiple camps and themes are offered at Tollgate Education Center in Novi.  Activities such as harvesting fruits and vegetables, preparing healthy snacks, caring for farm animals, exploring the acres of woodland, archery, canoeing, horseback riding, challenge course activities, building, and more are offered at various times during camp.  The camp registration fee is $280.00 for a week-long camp.  Discounts are offered to those who register with siblings and/or for multiple weeks of camp.  Aftercare is offered until 6:00 pm.  For more information and to register for camp, visit the Tollgate Education Center web site or contact tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu. 

September 1-5: Michigan State Fair

September 17: Tollgate Fall Fair
Enjoy a day at Tollgate Farm including: shows in the big barn, music, fishing, hay rides, interactions with Tollgate’s animals and more at the MSU Tollgate Education Center and Farm. Come enjoy a fun-filled day at Tollgate Farm.
Please no pets and no alcohol. 
Complimentary water and snacks are available. Other food available for a fee.
While the event is free, please remember this year there will be a $5 parking fee when you arrive
October 2: Destination 4-H @ the Oakland County Farmers Market - Waterford
Learn about state and local 4-H opportunities and gain experience with hands-on activities from noon-4 p.m. Meet local 4-H clubs to see and hear about their project areas as well as enjoy inflatables and a rock climbing tower.

October 2-8: National 4-H Week
October 5: National Youth Science Day

Online Learning and Webinars

 September 13 & 15: Explaining Environmental Education (for educators & youth leaders)
This is a two-part series of 30 minutes each session.  Participants will discover the history of EE and ways to better implement EE lessons and activities in their classroom and youth programs.


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