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Exploring Your Environment


The Exploring Your Environment Curriculum is part of the National 4-H Curriculum Collection and is designed for middle school aged youth to learn about the environment. Each section of the curriculum focuses on an environmental question or issue and has a corresponding activity that allows you to jump right into real-world issues that affect your life. Purchase the Exploring Your Environment curriculum to complete investigations and explorations of the natural world.

This website is the online resource to supplement the Exploring Your Environment National 4-H Curriculum..

Download the Exploring Your Environment 1 page overview.

This curriculum was development by University of Minnesota Extension.

Earths Capacity

Earth's Capacity

Focuses on environmental stewardship and issues such as transportation choices, waste management, composting, recycling, and natural resources.

Ecosystems Services

Ecosystems Services

Ecosystems Service youth will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities that focus on our ecosystems, climate change, life cycles, ecological footprints, and living a sustainable life.


Facilitator Guide
Facilitator Guide
The Exploring Your Environment Facilitator’s Guide will provide training, supplemental activities and resources to help the facilitator deliver the Exploring Your Environment curriculum.

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Support for this resource was provided by Toyota. Toyota established operations in the United States in 1957 and is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business. The company believes in programs with long-term sustainable results, and supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Learn more about Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide.


Noyce Foundation

Support for this publication was provided by the Noyce Foundation. The Noyce Foundation is dedicated to stimulating ideas and supporting initiatives designed to produce significant improvement in teaching and learning in mathematics, science and literacy for youth in grades K-12

No endorsement of a commercial entity or its products or services is intended or implied