4-H Natural Resources

Our Texas 4-H program provides activities and programs that help young people develop an appreciation for nature. Environmental education on wildlife, fishing, forestry and more helps our Texas youth understand the importance of natural resources and the need to protect them.

Related Departments: Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Ecology and Conservation Biology

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Texas 4-H Forestry Project

Future tree climbers and treehouses rely on you! Learn the importance of conserving forest land. You’ll gain citizenship, leadership skills, and practical forest management skills, like identifying tree diseases and the use of a compass in a forest
teen in a hard hat looking up at a tall tree

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4-H Natural Resources

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

Texas 4-H is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Texas, reaching more than 550,000 youth each year.

Texas 4-H Entomology Project

Did you know that nearly three-fourths of all animals are insects? In this 4-H project, you will learn about entomology – the study of insects.

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  • Project

    If you enjoy the outdoors and hunting, you’ll love the shooting sports project! This project covers firearm safety and teaches responsible handling and use. Get ready because this project is hands on. You’ll learn about a variety of firearms – including pistols, rifles, shotguns, muzzleloading, and even archery! Some groups focus on competitive events, and […]

  • Project

    Explore the world of fishing at the water’s edge! Kick back in the shade and enjoy the company of friends while you fish. Fishing is an easy and relaxing outdoor activity and is fun for the whole family.

    Recreational fishing in Galveston, Texas
  • Project

    The 4-H Water Conservation & Education project explores the wonder of water and its value to humans, wildlife, and the environment. Resources and activities are designed for youth of all ages, as well as environmental and science educators looking for hands-on experiences and in-depth study on a wide range of water topics.

    students testing water
  • Program

    Texas 4-H is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Texas, reaching more than 550,000 youth each year.

    Kids leading cows at a livestock show
  • Project

    Did you know that nearly three-fourths of all animals are insects? Because there are so many insects, they impact our daily lives in both good and bad ways. In this 4-H project you will learn about entomology – the study of insects.

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