How does water pollution affect wildlife? What alien species live in your neighborhood? How can you decrease your energy use? Find answers to these questions as you are learning about environmental science through hands-on, experimental learning experiences in the natural sciences and technology.

These are not sequential projects; you may enroll in either project in any order.

Target audience: ages 11–13

Resources for all levels



EE914 Exploring Your Environment Ecosystem Services

  • Analyze your environment for abundance and scarcity
  • Study global climate change
  • Calculate your ecological footprint


EE915 Exploring Your Environment: Earth's Capacity

  • Learn how soil is formed
  • Study the energy required to produce food
  • Evaluate recreation and ecotourism


State Fair

4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won't want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.