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Alabama 4-H

4-H RiverKids

Alabama 4-H RiverKids

Map of counties participating in the Alabama 4-H RiverKids program

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:

  1. increasing the use of our waterways
  2. increasing the knowledge and awareness of environmental and management issues
  3. the incorporation of service projects

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

Alabama Cooperative Extension Alabama 4-H Staff The Alabama 4 H Club Foundation


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