4-H School Based Programs

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The Wasco County 4-H program offers several programs to enrich the classroom and afterschool time learning. Programs include research-based curriculum and teaching materials that align with Oregon State Standards and Benchmarks. 

In-School Enrichment Programs Available

Through Technology Teacher Support, 4-H staff can help classroom explore and implement technology tools and resources that will increase student productivity and collaboration.

4-H In-Class STEM Teacher Support provides a series of in-class hands-on science labs including: renewable energies (wind, solar, biofuels, and hydropower), chemistry, properties of matter, life sciences, geoscience, and motion and movement. 4-H staff can assist teachers implementing their own planned units of study or scientific equipment to check out.

Robotics assistance and training is for teachers and coaches who would like to improve their mechanical engineering and programming skills. Staff can provide special instruction on teaching physics and forces of motion topics.

Each spring, 4-H staff visit elementary classrooms with activities from Ag in the Classroom. Elementary teachers receive free literacy materials and a hands on lesson in agricultural sciences.

Horticulture

Every October during National 4-H Week, Wasco County 4-H participates in the 4-H National Youth Science Day. 4-H staff visit middle school science classes with the equipment and supplies needed for youth to complete the science inquiry activity. 

If you are a classroom teacher and would like any of these programs brought into your class, please contact us.

After-School Programs

Wasco County 4-H offers afterschool opportunities for youth.

  • Youth ages 9-14 explore Lego™Robotics at 4-H TDMS Afterschool Robotics Club on Mondays from 3:30-5:30 pm.
  • Coder Club where youth will learn how to create their own video games, music videos, interactive stories and more! This meets at TDMS on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm and on Fridays in Mosier from 2:15-4:00 pm!!
  • Youth ages 13- 19 in FIRST Tech Challenge at TDHS or Wahtonka Community School build, design, and program metal robots controlled via wireless devices. Afterschool programming occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays at TDHS from 3:30 – 5:30. An in-school program is offered in the fall at Wahtonka Community School. 
  • Rovology is for youth ages 10-19. The learning focus is on marine biology, technology, and related careers. Youth build remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) which are  submersible robots Wednesdays January – May at TDMS afterschool from 3:30 – 5:30.
  • Dufur Tech is for youth ages 9-14 at Dufur School. Members explore Lego™Robotics and Computer Coding. Jr. Lego™Robotics is offered in the spring for youth ages 7-9, Wednesdays 3:30-5:30.  
  • Maupin Afterschool STEM program provides a series of clubs for youth ages 7-14. Topics include gardening, photography, videography, cooking, and outdoor exploration.

 

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