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4-H STEM learning experiences spark youth interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Spark Champions (youth and adult mentors) nuture these sparks to deepen and sustain STEM engagement.

We strive to help youth:

  • Have fun doing science
  • Engage in science and engineering practices
  • Identify as science people,
  • Become fluent in STEM
  • Develop environmental literacy
  • Be ready for college and careers

Grow Curiosity Pathway

4-H STEM Learning Checklist

Program Evaluation

How do we reflect on what we are learning from our projects and programs? How do we formalize these reflections and share their results through evaluation? Here are some resources to get you started!

4-H Common Measures

PEAR Institute Dimensions of Success

Oregon 4-H Evaluation Resources

Research Base

What does research say about high quality STEM learning and positive youth development? Here are some places to start your exploration.

STEM Ready America -  collection of evidence and real-world examples of effective practices, programs, and partnerships that nurture youth thriving through STEM