Corals for Kiddies?

SeanMaia at SeanMaia at
Sat Jan 25 09:10:46 EST 2003


One possible resource for kids who are interested in environmental issues is
4-H.  Yes, that's the same 4-H that is generally known for teaching kids how
to raise cattle, chickens and hogs.  In Florida, and probably other states,
there are many counties that have 4-H marine clubs.  4-H is open to kids
aged 5 to 18.  Every county in Florida has a county extension office (often
called the Agricultural center) and the 4-H office is usually located
there.  The national 4-H program has an Eco-Adventures type curriculum with
projects and activities.  The Florida 4-H program has existing (older)
project books and resource guides; new ones are under development.  Most of
these project materials are geared towards ages 8+ (project books for the
5-7 age range are being developed in FL).

As a Sea Grant extension agent, I work closely with the 4-H program in NE
Florida and have been involved in revising some of their marine-related

4-H also typically offers summer camp programs that are educational in

Hope this gives folks one avenue to explore..

Maia McGuire
Sea Grant Extension Agent
3125 Agricultural Center Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32092


In a message dated 1/24/2003 7:50:16 PM Eastern Standard Time,
jch at writes:

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