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4-H clover 4-H Exploring the Environment Project

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drawing of water cycle on earth

What you'll do

Explore ecosystems and wildlife in a forest or your own backyard and learn how you can be a good steward.

Levels of learning


Fairs and exhibits


Future study and careers

There is a wide variety of post-high school education options for people interested in the environment. 

Environmental scientists and specialists work to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policymakers or work with industry to reduce waste and pollution.

Reviewed in 2018

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