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4-H promotes environmental stewardship

We are dependent on Earth’s natural resources. Everything from the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil we use for food production is vital to our existence. Good stewardship ensures we protect these resources for the next generation.

4-H offers programs to help young people develop an understanding and appreciation for our natural environment and to give them a glimpse at potential careers.

Through various hands-on activities and experiences, 4-H fosters an increased understanding and appreciation of Kentucky’s natural resources. Projects and activities are available in environmental science, entomology, forestry, geology, soils, water, wildlife and shooting sports. In addition, a wide variety of county- and state-level 4-H natural resources programs and projects are available across the commonwealth, including nature, environmental, outdoor adventure, shooting sports clubs, forestry field days, environmental education camps, geology along with insect- and leaf-collection projects and more. 

For more information about 4-H natural resource programs in your area, contact the Butler County Extension office.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

By: Lloyd G. Saylor, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

Source: Ashley Osborne, extension specialist for 4-H central operations


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