University of Maryland Extension


4-H Science 


“One Million New Scientists. One Million New Ideas.™”



4-H, the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Land-Grant Universities across the country, has been providing education and hands-on learning for youth in science, engineering and technology for over 100 years. 

Each day, youth across the state of Maryland are:

  • Exploring – by participating in hands-on science, engineering, and technology learning experiences through the Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program.  4-H SET Programs range from animal, plant and human sciences to robotics, GIS/GPS, and computer technology.
  • Empowered – through these experiences youth see first-hand how they can make an impact in their community and in the world using the wonders of science.
  • Inspired – Maryland 4-H programs spark kids’ imaginations and long-lasting passions for science, engineering and technology so that they pursue science careers and become the next generation of scientists.

Last year, over 30,000 Maryland youth were reached through 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology programs.  The University of Maryland 4-H Youth Development program is part of the National 4-H initiative, “One Million New Scientists.  One Million New Ideas,” which aims to attract one million new youth to 4-H science, engineering, and technology programs by 2013.

What’s New!  Upcoming Events!

Archived National 4-H Science Webinars
Did you miss a National 4-H Science Webinar that you really wanted to attend?  Check out the archived list (12 pages long) of webinars held from 2010 and link to the recordings.
Click here to download the Directory of National 4-H Council Science Webinars.

Program Highlight!

Tell us how you or your 4-H club are using your science, engineering and/or technology 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 a science, engineering or technology field?  We want to hear your story!

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