Zika is a disease that is transmitted by a certain type of mosquito bite and can cause a lot of health issues for people. But everyone can help educate their peers and neighbors on the risks associated with mosquito bites. Fairs, farmer’s markets, sporting activities, and other community events are the perfect opportunity to reach out and educate others about mosquito bite prevention. This toolkit can be used by youth or adults to teach about the easy steps that can be taken to protect against mosquito bites and diseases like Zika!
4-H began more than 100 years ago as a way to teach agriculture to youth. Today’s 4-H’ers still learn agriculture, but 4-H also offers programs that keep pace with the modern world. A wide variety of STEM projects, including rocketry, robotics, environmental protection, and computer science, are available. NIFA originally published this impact in the in the NIFA 2016 Annual Report.
University of Hawaii Extension's 4-H program includes a variety of activities to increase youth involvement in STEM-focused activities, such as rocketry. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.
In San Benito County, California, 4-H members coordinated an effort to glean unpicked citrus fruit from local homes throughout the city of Hollister and donate the harvested fruit to the local food pantry.
A unique program in Maine is giving teachers around the country the opportunity to let their students tag along with a researcher in the field. The program shows K-12 students the real-life scientific journeys that a STEM-rich (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education can provide.
When completing this year’s FY2016 POW Annual Report, in the National Outcomes and Indicators section, please only utilize the options found in Section One, “NIFA Selected Outcomes and Indicators.” The links to the full lists found in Section Two are no longer utilized, so please do not enter any data into the Google Forms found in Section Two.
Populations of young people may be identified as vulnerable based on situational characteristics such as early parenthood, disconnection from school and work, homelessness, and involvement in the juvenile justice and foster care systems.
A garden in the sky. That’s the best way to describe the Green Roof, a rooftop garden at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), the nation’s only urban land-grant university. This living laboratory is one of the latest features at UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), which is also home to the Center for 4-H & Youth Development. 4-H is the nation’s premiere youth development program, managed by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania 4-H, with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, created Stop the Invasion: Unwanted Plants, Bugs and Other Pests, a hands-on curriculum to address the threat of invasive species.