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Junior Arborist Activity Guide

The Junior Arborist Activity Guide provides objectives, content, equipment and supplies needed to complete 8 modules of arboriculture instruction, helping schools and other educational programs to create a youth arboriculture program of their own.

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Importance of Good Record Keeping: The Science & Engineering Notebook

Scientists and engineers use special notebooks or journals to make daily logs of what they are doing and what they have learned.

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South Dakota 4-H Science of Agriculture Community Engagement Award

South Dakota 4-H Science of Agriculture teams may earn points towards the community engagement award.

Poster display for research project.

Presenting Scientific Information: Display Boards

For youth participating in scientific discovery, posters and display boards are a very common form of communicating scientific information.

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Youth Research: Where to Begin

Whether working on a science fair project, writing a class report, or just looking for general information on a topic it is a good idea to become familiar with the basic practices of conducting research.

Two young males participating in the robotics challenge at the South Dakota State Fair

South Dakota 4-H Robotics & Engineering 2019 Challenge Packet - Recycle Challenge

The South Dakota 4-H Robotics Challenge is an opportunity for youth who have been learning about robotics to demonstrate their learning, celebrate their accomplishments, and interact with others who share an interest in robotics.

Teen boy and adult male reviewing specimens under magnifying glass.

Science of Agriculture South Dakota Education Standards

SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program has made improving science literacy a priority, and is working to develop the next generation of agriculture scientists. A study of youth development by Tufts University shows that young people who participate in 4-H excel in school and science, and are more likely to pursue a career in science, engineering or computer technology than their peers. 4-H’s hands-on interactive programs expose youth to cutting-edge technology in agriculture that produces abundant, healthy and economical food. The 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge asks teams of youth to work with agriculture experts to explore and develop science-based solutions to agriculture-related issues they have identified in their communities.

Teen boy and adult male reviewing specimens under magnifying glass.

4-H Science of Agriculture Coaches

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a coach to a 4-H Science of Agriculture Team. We hope that the following information will answer many of the questions about this role.

Teen boy and adult male reviewing specimens under magnifying glass.

4-H Science of Agriculture Mentors

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming an adult mentor to a 4-H Science of Agriculture Team. We hope that the following information will answer many of the questions about this role.