Project areas and opportunities including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The Wasco County 4-H program offers several programs to enrich the classroom and after-school 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.
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.
4-H Robotics @ TDHS - Be a part of a robotics team: design, build, and program a VEX Robot. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 TDHS room 404 beginning September 13, 2021
DIVE4Ag project provides immersive experiences for middle and high school Pacific Northwest youth and educators to explore agriculture with a 'farm to table' approach, including virtual reality and online activities. Young people can join the project as content co-creators by becoming a Teens as Teacher or tune into free, on demand monthly Ag Science Cafe interviews.