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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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Ways to Teach Your Child at Home

As schools, educators and parents continue to navigate what remote learning will look like for their students during the …

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COVID-19 Information

Visit COVID-19 to get information in a variety of areas. There is information about the following topics: Farms and Agribusiness Food Safety Health and …

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Fun Activities for Children at Home

Here are a variety of online activities for children to do while the schools are closed. Visit Georgia Aquarium or National …

Helping Out a Stonefly

It can be very difficult to remind yourself of the damage being done when you forgetfully leave trash behind …

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Day of Giving

NC State University is having a fundraiser called the “Day of Giving.” Last year, over $730,000 was raised in …

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Annual Plant Sale

How do you help children to become responsible adults? By planting seeds for them to be creative, independent, and …

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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Vermicomposting: A School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

3 weeks ago
Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …