Wildflowers is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Wildflowers.

What you can do in this project: learn about wildflowers in your neighborhood; learn to identify wildflowers and how to collect them; discover how humans affect wildflowers.
Grades: 3-12
Resource: 4H392, Wildflowers


Want to learn more about wildflowers? Try the links below.

Wildflowers Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including wildflowers. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Wildflowers Projects. Just follow these links!

About.com: Wildflower Gardening
Information on how to garden with nature, including how to start and maintain a wildflower garden, and how to attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects.

Go Wild With Wisconsin Wildcards
An activity kit from the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources that includes more than 250 “trading cards,” featuring some of Wisconsin’s plants, wildlife and special places. Great resource for helping Wisconsinites (of all ages) get to know their state and its natural resource issues.

Good place to get connected with others who have similar wildflower interests through the site’s Wildflower Forums.

Wisconsin 4-H STEM
Resources and links to science, engineering, and technology activities.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Wildflowers Project, contact the following:

Cooperative Extension Media Collection
This lending library features several resources on plants and flowers that can be rented.

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.