Indiana 4-H to offer hybrid youth environmental workshops this summer

May 26, 2021

Indiana 4-H is going on the road this summer with virtual and hands-on activities that will include a variety of environmental topics such as groundwater contamination, bees and plant science, sustainable agriculture and more.

“Instead of bringing several hundred people together in one location for these events, we are taking them closer to you this summer,” explained Danielle Sands, who serves as the Purdue Extension Specialist for 4-H Engineering and Technology.

Each session will be held in multiple counties around the state with participants meeting on site with others who are interested in similar topics. During each session, participants will hear from Purdue University experts virtually and interact with others on site while participating in hands-on activities.

“These workshops are an integral part of youth learning. I feel that youth attending these workshops might find interest in a career for the future,” Sands said.

The one-day workshops are open to all students in grades 7 – 12. Cost, which includes lunch and supplies, is $25 per workshop or $100 for five. The registration deadline is June 1. Workshops start June 14.

“If kids are looking for something fun to do that is just one day, this is perfect. The cost is relatively cheap enough, there are cool topics and it’s close by,” she said.

For more information or to register, click here.

The workshops also include other science, technology, engineering and math subject matter.

Indiana 4-H to offer hybrid youth environmental workshops this summer