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Learning and development is more fun and more impactful together! 4-H is an active part of many partnerships, collaborations, and learning networks. Here are a few.
The STEM Program Work Team
The STEM Program Work Team (PWT) connects 4-H Educators, Cornell Faculty, and Community Stakeholders interested in STEM and positive youth development. New members are welcome. For more information or to join, please contact co-chairs Susan Hoskins and Kandis Freer.
Summer Reading Partnership with NYS Libraries: Universe of Stories
The STEM PWT has curated some resources to help you partner with libraries this summer.
Related curriculum and activity resources
Expeditionary Skills for Life | NASA - focusing on team-building in space
Resources from NYS Libraries:
Connect with libraries early to start planning for the summer: Youth Services contacts in the 23 public library systems
The Collaborative Summer Library Program manual with resources and programming ideas.
NYS Library resources
NYS Libraries book lists for school and public libraries
Reading lists for four different age/grade levels. These are librarian-selected titles that celebrate the history, culture, and diversity of New York State. The lists have been designed by the New York State Library in partnership with the New York State Library Association Youth Services Section and Section of School Librarians.
Also includes bookmarks that are available for printing with titles already included, as well as in template form so that schools, libraries and community organizations can add their own selection of books.
The Youth, Nature, and Outdoor Environment Program Work Team
The YNOE was developed to help provide the needs of 4-H Natural Resources in identifying Cornell and land-grant university curriculum, outreach, and research efforts that can be applied to everyday environmental education programs. The PWT has a variety of kits available for loan (forestry, sportfishing, icefishing, wild edibles, WHEP). They also host annual youth events including the NYS 4-H Forestry Weekend, Outdoor Adventures, and more. For more information or to join, please contact chair Andrew Randazzo.
Learn about other Cornell Cooperative Extension Program Work Teams at the CCE Staff Site (need VPN connection).
Grow Cornell Connections
Paleontological Research Institution (including the Museum of the Earth, Cayuga Nature Center, and Smith Woods)
Grow Community Connections