Many county offices of Ohio State University Extension offer youth development activities for schools and after-school programs. Check the County Connections link on this web site to contact your county's Extension office and inquire about local programs.
More and more elementary and middle school classrooms across Ohio are becoming involved in 4-H school enrichment programs. The programs are designed to enhance existing classroom science units. Teacher-training workshops are available.
Current program curriculum materials include: aquatic life; chick embryology; nutrition science; plant science; properties of liquids and changes in matter; rocketry and motion; water use and the water cycle; and weather.
For more information about Science Alive!, go to its web site: http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~scialive.
The University of Illinois Extension program has a strong set of teacher and student activities on its web site: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu
The web site of the Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network, or CYFERnet, brings together the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country. Spanish-language materials are available along with English language resources. Materials are carefully reviewed by college and university faculty. CYFERnet provides opportunities for teachers and youth development specialists to interact and share resources.
CYFERnet is designed to be used by anyone who needs comprehensive children, youth, or family information, including educators, researchers, parents, youth agency staff, community members, human services and health care providers, students, policy makers, youth, and media.
CYFERnet is found on the web at: http://www.cyfernet.org
Created: 2008-04-07, Updated: 2008-04-07