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Bringing Science and Nature Together...one school at a time.

4H Nature Clubs

. . . Get into the Outdoors



Exploring Nature  . . . Backyards and Beyond  




4-H teams up with the USFWS to bring a new and exciting youth program to the Portland Metro area.

Nature Clubs...

  • Engage students in outdoor nature-focused exploration, discovery, play, conservation, and learning
  • Provide youth opportunities to learn in and about the natural world around them
  • Involve students in their community through citizen sciences and civic engagement, and discussion about current environmental concerns and issues
  • Are open to 3-5 grade students
  • Meet all over the Greater Portland Metro region, and explore their own neighborhoods, local parks and the Oregon Zoo with mentoring from US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • design and implement community service projects focused on animals in their homes not only in our own region but from around the world
  • present their projects and share their research with others at a 4-H Nature Club Summit

Sessions for the Nature Clubs will be scheduled around the four seasons, with activities identified for exploring nature during each. Nature Clubs is a pilot program in 2013 implementing the Backyards and Beyond curriculum developed for nature-focused 4-H programs in Arizona. We are adapting this fabulous curriculum for our area.

The program includes the new national 4-H curriculum developed in partnership with the USFWS, 4H Neighborhood Nature Clubs.  All club leaders receive a copy of the curriculum.

Come join the revolution . . . become a 4-H Nature Club Leader


volunteer to help lead a 4-H Nature Club or let us help you start your own in Multnomah County

  • Do you enjoy the curiosity and energy of school-aged youth?
  • Do you love animals and nature?
  • Are you an explorer at heart?
  • Do you enjoy hikes in your local parks?
  • Do you want to learn more about animals at the Oregon Zoo?
  • Do you want to lead conversations about local environmental issues?
  • Would you like to work and learn alongside fish and wildlife biologists

Upcoming 4-H Nature Club Leader Trainings


To become a 4-H Nature Club Leader, attend one of these upcoming trainings


Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD


Maps and Directions



Please park in back of school and enter the doors leading to the multi-pupose room


Registration for New 4-H Nature Club Leaders


To become a 4-H Nature Club. . .

  • Download and complete the 2013-14 OSU Extension 4-H Leader Application

We are currently accepting registrations from interested Club Leaders.


For more Information


If you would like more information about 4-H Nature Clubs please contact



OSU Extension 4-H Portland Metro Area

5444-B SE International Way

Portland, OR  97222









4-H Wildlife Stewards, Sunnyside Environmental School, 3421 SE Salmon 1209,
Portland, OR 97214 - 503-916-6074, e-mail: wildifestewards@oregonstate.edu
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