The UConn 4-H Explorers is a unique membership category that is age appropriate for youth 5 and 6 years old (as of Jan. 1 of the program year). These programs require more adult supervision and the focus is on cooperative learning rather than competition. The UConn 4-H Explorers program follows a set of program guidelines based on developmental appropriateness.
Minnesota 4-H Funworks: printable activity sheets you can use with your Explorers, either as a supplement to a topic or as something fun for kids to do while waiting for the meeting to begin and between activities.
- Funworks Calendar
- Funworks County Fair
- Funworks Dinosaurs
- Funworks Diversity
- Funworks Friends
- Funworks Growing
- Funworks Helping
- Funworks Heroes
- Funworks Holiday
- Funworks Projects
- Funworks Recycling
- Funworks Weather
- Funworks Welcome
- Funworks Welcome Back
- Funworks Winter
- Are 5 years old as of January 1 of the 4-H year.
- Are enrolled in UConn 4-H as Explorers, and their area is by default 'UConn Explorers.'
- Learn to get along with others.
- Explore a variety of interest through hands-on activities.
- Build self-confidence through healthy experiences.
- Participate in their own club activities, not 'joined in' with older youth.
- Receive participation recognition.
- Participate in county and state events where specific Explorer activities are in place.
- Have leaders who are approved and trained UConn 4-H volunteers.
Becoming a UConn 4-H Explorer Leader
- Contact your local 4-H Office to notify them of your intent and to set up your training.
- Become an approved UConn 4-H Volunteer
- Take the UConn 4-H Explorers training on-line.|
- Contact your 4-H County Educator after you have successfully completed the training and quiz for next steps!
- Agree to follow UConn policy and guidelines for the 4-H Explorers program.
- Use the recommended curriculum.
- Explorers Meeting Planner.
UConn 4-H Explorers Training
Topics covered in the training include:
- Steps to getting started.
- 4-H Ages & Stages
- Experiential Learning
- Planning and Implementing for Success
- Positive Learning & Group Management
- Curriculum Review
Pamela M. Gray, Program Coordinator
New London County Extension Center
562 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
860.885.2824 (office), 860.886.1164 (fax)
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