Natural Resources and Environmental Education


  • Learn the difference between and insect and a bug
  • Identify insect parts and know why each is important
  • Find and examine bugs and insects in the field
  • Design your own insect or create a home for an insect
  • Make an insect collection
  • Learn where to look for insects
  • Learn how to identify and classify insects
  • Complete an insect collection table
  • Plan an insect collection trip
  • Raise meal worms
  • Explore insect legs and collect insects with an extractor
  • Test ant food preferences
  • Conduct honey bee learning experiments
  • Record insect observations
  • Identify insect mouth types

Printed Youth Materials:

  • Insectigator
  • Teaming with Insects: Level 1
  • Teaming with Insects: Level 2
  • Teaming with Insects: Level 3
  • Entomology

Printed Leader Materials:

  • Teaming with Insects: Facilitator's Guide

Entomology References and Forms:

  • Contest Information and Rules
  • Contest Speciman List to Study
  • Contest Key for Answer Sheets
  • Contest Participant Answer Sheet
  • Order Labels - Current Insect Classification System
  • Insect Specimen Labels for Entomology Collections
  • Sources of Entomology Equipment and Supplies
  • State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Insect Identification Contest
  • State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Premier Science Award
  • State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Entomology


  • Learn to use a dichotomous key to classify trees
  • Identify common Nebraska trees

Printed Youth Materials:

  • Tree Identification Manual
  • Leafing Out

Printed Leader Materials:

  • Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide

Forestry References and Forms:

  • State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Premier Science Award
  • State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Tree Identification Contest
  • State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Forestry

Shooting Sports

22 Rifle
Air Pistol
Air Rifle
BB Gun
Hunting Skills
Smallbore Pistol

Printed Youth Materials:

  • Shooting Sports Record Book

Printed Leader Materials:

  • A 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Guide is available to leaders who attend certification seminars

Shooting Sports References and Forms:

  • Civilian Marksmanship Program
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • National 4-H Shooting Sports
  • National Rifle Association
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Nebraska Games & Parks Commission
  • Pheasants Forever
  • University of Wyoming 4-H Natural Resource Program
  • Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Programs
  • State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Premier Science Award
  • State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Conservation, Wildlife & Shooting Sports