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West Virginia 4-H

For more than 100 years, 4-H has helped Mountain State youth find their future. Today, from science-based learning to historical lessons, 4-H cultivates tomorrow's leaders and offers comprehensive growth for the whole family.

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West Virginia 4-H is a free, educational program for West Virginia youth in all 55 counties.

What is 4-H?
4-H Volunteer

4-H Volunteers

Our program offers volunteer opportunities for youths, adolescents and adults.

Required Volunteer Training
Extension Camping Instructors
STEM Ambassadors
Volunteer Leaders' Weekend Conference

Upcoming Events

Recent WV 4-H News

STEMCARE Partners With Energy Express

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STEMCARE partnered with Energy Express this past summer to bring numerous STEM-related videos to West Virginia Public Broadcasting. From balloon cars to oobleck, this series offers great STEM activities for the entire family. Be sure to visit the Energy Express on WVPB YouTube channel to catch the latest episodes.

STEMCARE Partners With Energy Express

Week of July 27 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 27, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Do you know what a simple machine is? It’s a machine that uses a chain of events to get to an end result, in this case, watering a plant. Join Jennifer Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension Service STEM Specialist, and her son, Ben, as they read a fun book and relate the book to what tools we need to build our own simple machine. And, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to join the friendly competition in our Rube Goldberg “Water a Plant Video Challenge.” (For this activity, you will use creative items from around your house to build your simple machine.) Want to enter the competition? Visit to learn more! An extended version of this episode also will be available on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Week of July 27 - Energy Express on WVPB

Week of July 20 - Energy Express on WVPB

Emma Gardner, our WVU Extension Service 4-H agent in Roane County, is going to talk to us about the stars. There are many constellations in the night sky. Today you’ll learn about them and how Greeks applied them to mythology. You’ll also have a chance to build your own star wheel/map (visit to print out your star wheel and map) and marshmallow constellations. (For this activity, you will need scissors, paper, star wheel, map, tape, mini marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti/pasta or a think stick.)

Mitch Clowes, STEM Ambassador and WVU student, will read “Why Do Elephants Need the Sun” and follow up with a cool activity about ultra violet (UV) light, including making a UV bracelet. (For this activity, you will need UV beads and some string.)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Week of July 20 - Energy Express on WVPB

Week of July 13 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 13, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Did you know that you can use “found” items from around your home to create typography to spell your name? Join Dylan Collins, associate professor in the School of Art and Design in the WVU College of Creative Arts, to learn about typography and how you can look for items around the house that you can use to creatively spell out your name. Dylan also will share a reading of Dr. Seuss’ “ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book.” 

Week of July 13 - Energy Express on WVPB

Eco-Adventures Environmental Learning Club

Are you interested in the environment? Join Eco-Adventures Environmental Virtual Club. Each week we will learn about organisms and their habitats, environmental stewardship and the best practices to protect the environment. Guest speakers from West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will share their expertise on topics including living organisms around us, wetlands, soils, invasive species, water, upcycling, and your ecological footprint.

All materials will be provided. Most materials will be everyday household items.  Registration is open now and closes on June 26, 2020.

Register online for Eco-Adventures Environmental Learning Club

Eco-Adventures Environmental Learning Club

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