Our Pilot Program, 4-H RiverKids, has the combined strengths of Land-Grant research-based education, service, and technical expertise in paddling instruction.
We hope to reach both new and existing audiences of Alabama youth, and to strengthen ACES 4-H leadership in educational Outdoor Recreation and Stewardship activities!
4-H RiverKids is delivered through 4-H Delivery Modes: Clubs, Enrichment, In-school Clubs, and Camping, and is currently being offered to youth ages 9-18 in Autauga, Barbour, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Coosa, Covington, Cullman, Dale, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Franklin, Houston, Jackson, Lee, Limestone, Marion, Marshall, Randolph, Shelby, Tallapoosa, and Walker counties!
In addition to engaging youth in educational activities, this is also an opportunity to promote and contribute to Alabama’s Ecotourism by:
We believe that this can be accomplished by working in collaboration with the Alabama Scenic River Trail Association (ASRT), 4-H/Alabama Water Watch, and other partnering organizations to engage youth in safe, fun educational outdoor recreation, stewardship, and service programming.
For more information on 4-H RiverKids, please contact Emily Nichols, Extension Specialist