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Resource Science Overview

  • General studies of human life and its relationship to other life forms on earth and the physical, biological, and chemical environments.

  • Practice Leadership skills and roles, take part in community affairs, and demonstrate citizenship responsibility. 

  • Explore career, job and productive leisure opportunities.  Develop skills, knowledge and attitudes for lifelong use. 

  • Learn to use accepted practices for mental, physical and emotional health, and to respect yourself and others. 

  • Develop personal integrity, a sense of sportsmanship, team cooperation, and ability to speak in public through participation in related activities, such as demonstrations, talks, judging events, field days, tours and exhibits.

  • Share acquired knowledge and skills with other 4-H members.

Resource Science Projects


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  • Develop an understanding of daily weather as it makes up climate.

  • Learn to measure temperature, wind, rainfall and humidity.  Learn how each of the elements influences plants and animals and others.

  • Learn how we can modify the climate.

  • Become aware of the need for learning more about climatic influences.

  • Develop skills in interpreting climatic data and to use climate in managing plants and animals.

Energy Management (Petroleum Power)
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  • Learn to troubleshoot and maintain engines and related equipment, including those energy areas related to wind, water, solar, petroleum power, etc.

  • Understand the production, selection, use, conservation and safe handling of energy.

  • Develop buying habits based on cost benefit analysis.

  • Develop an appreciation and respect for the environment, rights and property of people and human responsibility in the production and use of energy.

  • Practice and promote wise use of energy, taking into consideration "Need versus Want."

  • Learn about and abide by federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding safe operation of energy powered equipment.

  • Learn, understand, and observe technology change and how it related to energy.

  • Develop an understanding of the cost versus benefit use of new or alternative energy sources.

Marine Biology & Oceanography
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  • Understand how to wisely use and conserve marine resources.

  • Follow beach and water safety principles.

  • Learn the basic concepts of oceanography - dealing with tides and currents, ocean biology (ocean food webs and transfer of energy).

  • Identify marine plants and animals and their habits.

  • Learn about food from the sea and stimulate interest in under-utilized sea foods.

  • Develop knowledge of commercial and recreational fisheries.

  • Become aware of the cultural aspects of marine resources.

  • Develop an awareness of the dynamics of public policy concerning marine resources.

Other Resource Science
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  • Understand the need for conserving natural resources today and for the future.

  • Make decisions concerning natural resources to derive the greatest long-range benefit for all.

  • Appreciate the value of natural resources to the individual and the nation.

  • Learn scientific practices and methods in conservation.

  • Work with others on conservation education programs important to the community, state and nation.

SERIES/Y.E.S. (Science Literacy) (Age Restrictions Apply)
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  • Increase an understanding of science, productivity in creative thinking, and skills for obtaining and analyzing scientific information.

  • Use and apply operational processes of science: observing, communication, comparing, organizing, relating, inferring and applying.

  • Encourage youth to use the problem-solving approaches of science in their personal decision making as citizens of our society.

  • Develop teenagersí abilities to share science concepts and processes with youth, ages 9-12.

Soil and Water Conservation
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  • Learn appropriate scientific practices and methods of soil and water conservation.

  • Appreciate the social and economic values of soil and water resources to the nation.

  • Learn about the research being conducted related to soil and water conservation.

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  • Gain an understanding of the biological principles of wildlife management.

  • Develop an appreciation of the aesthetic value of wildlife.

  • Become aware that everyone has a responsibility to see that all species of wildlife are correctly managed.

  • Acquire knowledge and skills necessary to successfully conduct Wildlife Management project.



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