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Exploring Animals Project

Youth in grades K-3 are guided by adult helpers as they get started exploring the basics of animal science. Learn about different animal breeds, basic health and nutrition needs, animal behavior, life stages, home safety for pets and more. No animal ownership required.

Exploring Animals

State & Regional Events

To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

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4-H Regional & State Project Bowls

Project Bowls are an exciting way for youth to explore a project area. Teams compete in quiz competitions with questions about specific project areas. Project Bowls are available for Dairy, Dog, General Livestock (Beef, Sheep & Swine), Horse, Poultry, Rabbit and Wildlife projects. Winners of the Regional Bowls advance to the State Bowl. More info

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info

Exploring Animals Project resources

Animals in Pursuit Questions

Project leader resources

4-H Youth record keeping

Project evaluation



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