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New "Be a 4-H Scientist!" Curriculum for Cloverbuds

A new 4-H science curriculum for Cloverbuds (grades K-2) is available to volunteers for use in 4-H clubs and programs. It is designed to build foundational skills of science and engineering: observation, asking questions, sorting and classifying, and communicating. This curriculum engages children in discovering what scientists and engineers do, exploring the properties of materials,with a focus on plastics; caring about the earth through reduce/re-use and recycle; and using the skills of scientists  and engineers to solve problems.

This "hands-on, minds on" curriculum contains six learning modules intended for delivery in clubs, groups, and afterschool programs. Volunteers, teen leaders or program staff facilitate the learning experiences. Modules also utilize children's literature and include “Science At Home” activities, which parents/other adults and children can do at home.

We are looking for 4-H volunteers or program staff to engage Cloverbuds in hands-on science & engineering! If you are interested in learning about this curriculum and participating in a training cohort, please contact Anne Stevenson ( or Alneida Madrigal ( We anticipate offering training beginning in September!

For more information, visit:


Anne Stevenson
Extension Educator, Youth Development
(763) 767-3883
Alneida Madrigal
Urban 4-H Program Coordinator
(612) 624-7603
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