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UConn 4-H Explorers

The UConn 4-H Explorers is a unique membership category that is age appropriate for youth 5 and 6 years old (as of Jan. 1 of the program year). These programs require more adult supervision and the focus is on cooperative learning rather than competition. The UConn 4-H Explorers program follows a set of program guidelines based on developmental appropriateness.
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UConn 4-H Explorers Handbook available here.



4-H Explorers:

  • Are 5 years old as of January 1 of the 4-H year.
  • Are enrolled in UConn 4-H as Explorers, and their area is by default 'UConn Explorers.'
  • Learn to get along with others.
  • Explore a variety of interest through hands-on activities.
  • Build self-confidence through healthy experiences.
  • Participate in their own club activities, not 'joined in' with older youth.
  • Receive participation recognition.
  • Participate in county and state events where specific Explorer activities are in place.
  • Have leaders who are approved and trained UConn 4-H volunteers.

Becoming a UConn 4-H Explorer Leader

UConn 4-H Explorers Training

Topics covered in the training include:
  • Steps to getting started.
  • 4-H Ages & Stages
  • Experiential Learning
  • Planning and Implementing for Success
  • Positive Learning & Group Management
  • Curriculum Review

Contact Us
Pamela M. Gray, Program Coordinator
New London County Extension Center
562 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
860.885.2824 (office), 860.886.1164 (fax)     Instagram @nlc4h     Twitter @nlc4h     Pinterest