Exploring is a nationwide 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 National 4-H Service Supply. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Exploring.

What you can do in this project: learn about the 4-H program; sample a variety of projects offered in 4-H; learn about yourself and others.
Grades: 3+
Resource: 08171, Exploring the Treasures of 4-H

Exploring Leader
Resources: 08172, Exploring Treasures of 4-H Helper’s Guide
4H500, I’m a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?


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

Exploring Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including pets. 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 Exploring Project. Just follow these links!

Great Web Sites for Kids
Extensive list produced by the Association for Library Service to Children. Check it out!

How Stuff Works
Great place to start for curious youngsters . . . and adults!

Fun stuff to do from the Internet Public Library Youth Division.

National 4-H Online Exploring Project
Visit this site for additional National 4-H Exploring Project information and links.


Project Support

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

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