School Enrichment Programs
4-H and local schools, both public and private, team up to offer enrichment programs.
Forsyth County 4-H offers a number of programs, for a variety of age groups. Curriculum,
training, and hands-on learning opportunities are provided for each of these experiences.
In some cases, equipment is provided.
Teachers interested in this experience need to contact the Extension Office for
information including dates or click on the link below for a list of School Enrichment
programs available in Forsyth County.
EGG-SPLORE the science of embryology from egg to chicken.
Designed for students in 2nd grade it correlates well with the curriculum objectives
you teach. The package includes student study sheets, websites, and a color poster.
If EGG-SPERIMENTATION and the scientific method are important in your teaching plan
for 7th graders, then this curriculum is for you. The curriculum includes student
activity sheets, a color poster and an interactive website.
4-H Embryology on the Worldwide Web
The Forsyth County Master Gardeners,
through NC Cooperative Extension, offer hands on experiences for third grade youth
at The Arboretum at Tanglewood. These experiences encourage life long learning about
our environment. Students learn about composting systems, seeds and plants, and
soils. The program is designed to meet the essential standards for science.
here for educational information.
In celebration of National Farm City Week, 4th graders attend the Heritage Days
program held at Bethabara Park and at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm in October.
Students rotate through the facility spending twenty minutes at each of the 9 stations.
The goal of the program is to teach the youth about North Carolina’s Heritage including
quilting, agriculture/crops, music/heritage games, herbs, livestock, beekeeping,
basket weaving/chair caning and more.
During the Dixie Classic Fair, Extension Agents from the NC Cooperative Extension
Center offer information, short tours and hands-on activities for school groups
ages preschool-5th Grade. This event is usually the first Monday of the fair during
Have you wondered why just some of the lights go out, why certain things insulate
us from electricity better than others, or the effect that magnetism has on various
substances? Learn how to build a flashlight, build and test a compass, build an
electromagnet and electric motor. Fourth graders will learn competency goal 3 from
the essential standards from this exciting kit that educators can rent from Cooperative
Extension’s youth development program, 4-H.
The 4-H Soil Solutions enrichment curriculum is developed for a third grade audience
interested in learning about plants and soils in a fun, interactive way that utilizes
the local school landscape. The curriculum is aligned with the third grade science
essential standards in plants and soils (competency goals 1 and 2). The lessons
draw from current research and knowledge from NC State's crops, horticulture, and
soil sciences department. Contact 4-H to learn how to rent a kit that contains the
curriculum and the materials needed to conduct these hands-on activities.
The 4-H Vermicomposting program offers fifth-grade students an opportunity to explore
a micro-community. This community contains producers, consumers, and decomposers
(as all communities do). Students are encouraged to reflect upon their learning
as they achieve mastery of the concepts. In producing this curriculum, we have kept
in mind that teachers are busy people. Therefore, each of the six lessons is tied
to the Department of Public Instruction Essential Standards. Contact 4-H to rent
the research-based curriculum and purchase a worm bin!