Earth & Environmental Science

4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment

4-H_NYSD_2013_Logo_ColorMaps and Apps 4-H curriculum resources for outdoor education and geospatial education

GPS and Geocaching

Youth-use-GPSNavigating to Success: 4-H and GPS Helpful information about GPS and how to use this technology in 4-H.

Geocaching Official global GPS cache hunt site. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.


IW2K-West_1075CCatch a Wave Find out how waves are formed and why some waves are bigger than others.

What’s So Special About Water-Overview

What’s So Special About Water-Evaluation

What’s So Special About Water – Absorption Learn about cohesive and adhesive properties of water and why water molecules are attracted to each other.

What’s So Special About Water-Ice Water Steam A lesson about water and its different forms. Water is one of the few substances on earth that can be easily found in all three states—solid, liquid and gas.

What’s So Special About Water-Solubility and Density Determine why water can dissolve some things but not others.

What’s So Special About Water-Surface Tension Learn about the strong force that holds the surface of liquids together.

Give Water a Hand-Action Guide Information on how you can take action to save your water resources.

Give Water a Hand-Leader’s Guide

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

IW2K13_3BA wide variety of environmental activities are available at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center. Program lesson plans include Wacky Water Critters, Animal Ecology, Tree Identification, the Water Cycle and more.