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The Alabama 4-H environmental education curriculum grid provides a snapshot of what we teach. Please note, not all programs are available in every county.

Growing Alabama’s Future: Alabama 4-H seeks to empower youth with the skills to lead our communities, our state, our nation, and our world. Alabama 4-H will reflect the population demographics, vulnerable populations, diverse needs, and social conditions of the state.

Grid Key

Delivery Modes: CL=Clubs, IS=In School, E=Enrichment, I=Independent, CP=Camping

4-H Curriculum–Environmental Education

Environmental Education Events: Classroom in the Forest, Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN), State 4-H Forestry Invitational, State 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest (WHEP), Water Festival, CED Contest (Freestyle Showcase, Art of Container Gardening), and Senior Achievement: Natural Resources

Alabama 4-H Supported Curriculum/ResourcesProgram DesciptionSuggested Ages
Alabama Forestry ProgramTeaches youth how to manage and conserve a variety of forest habitats by developing skills in tree species identification, timber measurement, forest insect and disease identification, compass traverse, and forest growth evaluation. (CL, IS, E, I, CP)9–18
Alabama Water WatchTeaches youth about aquatic science, watershed stewardship, and water monitoring. Monitoring certifications include bacteriological, water chemistry, and stream bioassessment. (CL, IS, E, I, CP)9–18
Junior Master GardenerGrowing good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success, and service through gardening education. Curriculum includes: Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!, Health and Nutrition From the Garden, Wildlife Gardener, Literature in the Garden, Operation Thistle, and Operation Water. (CL, IS, E, I, CP)9–18; Cloverbuds
Junior Naturalist ProgramTeaches youth about plants, animals, how to use field equipment, and the biodiversity that makes Alabama so unique. Modules include Bird ID, Forest Floor, Scats 'N Tracks, Skins 'N Skulls, Tree ID, Using a Compass, What's a Herp, Whooping Crane Trunk, Nature Journaling & the Arts. (CL, IS, E, I, CP)9–18
Project WILDTeaches youth about wildlife and habitat, aquatic ecology, civics, conservation, field investigations, and natural history. Includes Project WILD K-12, Aquatic WILD, Science & Civics, Proyecto WILD (Spanish), and Flying WILD. (CL, IS, E, CP)9–18
Wildlife Habitat Education Program Teaches youth wildlife and fisheries habitat management skills. (CL, IS, E, I, CP)9–18
Alabama 4-H GrowsIntroduces youth to the field of agriculture through an array of hands-on gardening experiences. (CL, IS, E, I)9–18

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