Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This project fosters mastery by encouraging youth to develop inquiry skills in basic scientific exploration; Belonging by learning to work with other youth and adults as they learn more about scientific inquiry;  Independence by developing problem solving and critical thinking skills; and Generosity by being able to give back to the Scientific community through becoming Citizen Scientists.  Contact your county extension office for more information (link).



State Contact: Torey Earle, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development - Science, Engineering and Technology; Office/ Mailing Address: UK College of Engineering Paducah Campus, CLC 210, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY 42002-7380; Phone: 270-534-3105; Fax: 270-534-3071; Email: tearle@uky.edu

4-H State Staff Contact: Ashley Osborne, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development; Office: 209F Scovell Hall, University of Kentucky; Mailing address: 212 Scovell Hall, Lexington, KY 40546; Phone: 859-218-0986; Fax: 859-257-7180; Email: ashley.osborne@uky.edu