4-H Science

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 • jennifer.loyd@co.yakima.wa.us

4-H science programs are comprehensive and holistic, from agriculture and animal science to engineering and alternative energy — youth learn about relevant systems and issues to ensure contributions to their communities today and success as leaders tomorrow.

Plant and Animal Science

4-H makes plant and animal science exciting and engaging with its programs in veterinary science, guides for raising pets and market animals and an innovative partnership with Winning Investigative Network for Great Science (W.I.N.G.S.) which encourages 4-H’ers to become ‘citizen scientists’ who collect important data on the population of butterflies around the country.  Animal Science is one of Yakima County 4-H’s most popular projects, particular market livestock (dairy cattle, goat, sheep, swine, etc.), horses, and small pets (dogs, cavys, cats and more).  Learn more

Engineering and Technology

4-H Filmmaking Studio and Workshop and Robotics programs help youth understand just how important an interest in science, engineering and mathematics is to advancing our society’s access to new technology.  Learn more

Environmental Science and Alternative Energy

Let’s get our hand dirty and our feet wet! 4-H’s Environmental Science and Alternative Energy programs get youth involved in studying alternative energy, water conservation, nature awareness and the impact of humans on the environment.  Learn more

4-H National Youth Science Day

4-H National Youth Science Day is brings together youth, volunteers and educators from the nation’s 111 land-grant colleges and universities to simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment.  It happens every October! Contact Yakima County Extension for information on this year’s event.  Learn more

National Youth Summits

National Youth Summits are a series of national conferences for high school students. Each Summit teaches students advanced skills around Science and Technology and prepares them for a future career in a competitive economy. There are four National Youth Summits each year; each Summit expands on a different science-related topic.  Learn more

4-H youth using maps and compasses to learn navigation skills.

4-H youth training her Labrador retriever.

4-H youth participating in an underwater robotic challenge.4-H Japanese Exchange youth caring for her exchange family's horse.4-H youth at State FIRST Robotics competition.