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Alabama 4-H; youth on high ropes course; Tiger Giving Day

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Auburn University Foundation’s annual Tiger Giving Day returns Feb. 21. This year, Alabama 4-H is asking that you consider choosing to support them on Tiger Giving Day. Contributions to Alabama 4-H will help supply much needed, new equipment to the 4-H Science School.

The Alabama 4-H Science School hosts more than 22,000 students annually from across the state. Students engage in hands-on educational experiences designed to connect them to the natural world.

“To give youth hands-on learning experiences, the 4-H Science School is in need of additional modern field and laboratory equipment,” said Dr. Gary Lemme, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. “The donations will permit young people to experience team building activities while exploring Alabama’s natural resources and gain an understanding of the web of life in Alabama ecosystems.”

Whether conquering fears on the high ropes course, exploring wildlife on the Coosa River or learning about reptiles and amphibians, the Alabama 4-H Science School provides opportunities for all Alabama youth. Each program also reinforces the Alabama Course of Study for grades K-12 in science, math, technology, language arts, engineering, physical activity education and social studies. 

The Request

The Alabama 4-H Science School is expanding and the current equipment needs refreshing. The school is asking that people support them in their effort to purchase hands-on learning, outdoor program materials and classroom equipment to enhance student learning, totaling $4,400.

“As part of Tiger Giving Day, we’re asking you to help support the 4-H Science School in its mission to grow future leaders,” said Dr. Molly Gregg, assistant director of Alabama 4-H. “With your support, students from across Alabama can continue to receive hands-on learning that opens a world to endless possibilities.”

About Alabama 4-H

Alabama 4-H has a more than 100-year history of helping youth develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. As part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama 4-H utilizes regional Extension agents, community volunteers, corporate partners, alumni and also parents to deliver youth development programs in all 67 counties.

This collaborative effort develops skills, talents and interests in a wide array of subjects that drive critical thinking, decision-making, leadership and also community influence. Today, Alabama 4-H engages with more than 178,800 youth across the state and seeks to empower them with the skills to lead their communities and also grow into future leaders.

4-H is a nationwide youth organization administered by the land-grant university system. In Alabama, Auburn University is home for 4-H headquarters. Alabama 4-H provides opportunities for youth to learn by doing while also being led by specialists versed in the latest advances in technology, agriculture, human development and more.

How to Participate

To support the 4-H Science School on Tiger Giving Day, visit tigergiving.org.

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