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Today's Featured Sites
Fresh From the World...Where Your Food Comes From Walk in the Woods Great Corn Adventure
All-Star River Explorers Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini Great Plant Escape
Let's Talk about Insects Riding the Winds with Kalani: A Weather Adventure HOT Project: Healthy Outcomes for Teens
Additional Websites

Secret Life of Trees
Learn all about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us!

Adventures of Herman
Squirmin' Herman the Worm teaches students all about worms and how to make their own worm bin in this interactive curriculum.

Animals Past and Present
Lessons for elementary students about what happened to dinosaurs, and what animals lived in Illinois 65 million years ago, 10 million years ago, and today.

Shake, Rattle and Slide
Learn about the work of earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers.

Trees Are Terrific
Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us!

Best of Friends: Kids and Dogs
This website helps children learn about dogs, the responsibility of caring for dogs and how to be safe around them.

Tree House Weather Kids
Helps young people understand such things as why the weather changes, how we predict the weather, and how weather causes great destruction.

Out on a Limb
It's not easy to get along. Help Maria and her friends solve their problems peacefully.

Forever Friends
Introduces young people to the daily lives, cultural arts and philosophies of people from China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Healthy Hopping
Jumping rope is fun and good for you, too! Learn nine different single rope stunts along with jump rope rhymes and games.

Dr. Arbor Talks Trees
Dr. Arbor teaches all about trees!

Claude's Got the Scoop on Soil
Students learn about how soil is made, who really needs soil, and what happens to soil if you don't take care of it.

Incubation & Embryology
Teacher's guide for the 4-H Incubation and Embryology project including lesson plans, activities, and background resources.

Business of Babysitting
Want to start your own babysitting business? Visit this site to learn what you need to know to become a great babysitter!

My First Garden
Learn how to plan, nurture and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden.

Helping Kids Succeed in School
Helping children enjoy learning and being successful in school is an important goal for parents, other family members, and schools.

Character Education
Cultivating knowledge for purposeful living, students learn through literature, art, humanities, and throughout the existing school curriculum the benefits and consequences of behavior.

Watch Your Garden Grow
Your guide to choosing, growing, preparing and storing common vegetables.

Knowing Your World
Lessons and activities designed for 4th & 5th graders to learn about acid rain, global warming, water resources and other environmental topics.

Working with Youth with Special Needs
Resources for working with youth with special needs.

Just for Kids
Lots of fun websites for kids to learn everything from how worms eat garbage to how to get along with others.

Walk in My Shoes
Learn what it feels like to be older and what happens to our bodies as we age.

Sports & Nutrition: The Winning Connection
Written and designed for today's young athlete, these easy-to-use nutrition guides work well in classrooms and after-school programs.

Who Wants To Be a Parliamentarian
A fun way to learn how to run a meeting and the basics of parliamentary procedure.

Welcome to the Real World
Welcome to the Real World is a hands-on, real life simulation for young people to explore career opportunities and make lifestyle and budget choices.

Windows to Asian Cultures
This curriculum consists of four units exploring the values and customs of the Asian countries of China, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam.


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School Enrichment Programs
School enrichment programs are 4-H projects you can use in your classroom. Click here to see programs that are available in your county.
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