University of Maryland Extension

Human Science Program

The Frederick County 4-H Human Sciences Curriculum and Program include projects for family and consumerism, nutrition, health and fitness and personal development and expression.
Each year, hundreds of Frederick County youth participate in programs such as  4-H Presents, Fashion Revue, and 4-H Royalty

Programs offered in Frederick County include:

Family Consumerism

Consumer Savvy
Entrepreneurship & Workforce Preparation
Family Life
Personal Finance

Nutrition, Health & Fitness



  Baking Book Class

Home Canning - Grow It Eat Preserve It

  Basics for Safe food Handling

  Canning at Home

  Checklist for Successful Canning

  Cost of Preserving and Storing Food

  Helpful Websites

  Pressure Canning

  Water Bath Canning

Freezing, Dehydrating & Fermenting

  Freezing, Dehydrating & Fermenting


    Colorado State University: Drying Fruits

    Colorado State University: Drying Vegetables

    Colorado State University: Leathers & Jerkies 


    Extension Food Preservation

    Colorado State Univ. Preserve Smart Interactive Webpage/App

    National Center for Home Food Preservation: Drying Foods

    National Center for Home Food Preservation: Freezing Foods

    National Center for Home Food Preservation: Fermenting Foods


Personal Development and Expression

Citizenship/ Civic Education/ Service Learning
Home Environment
Latino Cultural Arts
Public Speaking
Theatre Arts
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