4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

4-H science programs provide 4-H youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects.  4-H science programs are available through local clubs, schools and grant-funded programs.  Focus areas for 4-H science programs inlcude:

  • Robotics
  • Rocketry
  • Environmental Science
  • Agr-Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Veterinary Science
  • Animal Science
  • Plant Science

4-H National Youth Science Day is the nation's largest youth-led science experiment, celebrating 4-H's commitment to science and offering thousands of youth the chance to flex their science muscles in a fun-filled day-long event.

Biotechnology Career Readiness Program is a USDA-NIFA funded opportunity for teens ages 14 through 18. Selected participants will join a cohort, visit agriculture, food, and biotechnology companies in the state (including participating in field trips), explore careers in food, agriculture, biotechnology and STEM, and help build online games. Each group is limited to 20 youth, ensuring that all participants receive ample opportunities to interact with program leaders and industry professionals. Youth can apply online for the program.

UConn 4-H Adventures in STEM is a one-day conference held at the UConn Storrs campus in November that provides an opportunity for youth ages 12-18 years to experience exciting hands-on workshops in science, engineering, technology and math at the UConn Storrs campus.

Saturday Science - There are several 4-H Saturday Science programs held around the state in Connecticut offering youth the chance to explore a variety of STEM topics and have fun. 

boy working in a raised garden bed in UConn 4-H program

kids working on 4-H robotics with New London County 4-H

Three students doing an experiment with a toy car