University of Maryland Extension

Environmental Sciences

Maryland 4-H Environmental Sciences

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“Go Outside! 

Discover and Learn about your environment! 

Make a Difference in your community!”


Journey through fields, forests, wetlands and urban areas to discover the wonders and mysteries of Maryland’s natural environment. Through their 4-H environmental and outdoor education projects young people will learn about the interconnection of people and nature. They’ll also develop respect and appreciation for and a sense of stewardship toward our natural resources. This 4-H programming area provides educational opportunities that help young people enjoy time outdoors and develop an understanding and appreciation of the environment through three core theme areas:

  • Basic science and ecology
  • Interrelationships and impacts
  • Health, wellness and positive outdoor experiences

Making a Difference!

Are you or your 4-H club using your environmental science knowledge and skills to make a difference in your community?  If so, we would love to highlight your program.  Please send a brief paragraph and supplemental photos that tell your story!


Alumni Spotlight!

Are you a 4-H alumna currently working in an environmental science career?  We want to hear your story!


What's New

Educational Materials

WHEP Habitat Concepts

Maryland Animal ID Photos

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