AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University Foundation’s Tiger Giving Day returns Feb. 21 and Alabama 4-H is one of the programs people can support. Contributions to Alabama 4-H on Tiger Giving Day will help supply the 4-H Science School with new equipment.
“To stay innovative with curriculum offerings and hands-on learning experiences, the 4-H Science School is in need of program items relevant to equip current and future students,” said Dr. Gary Lemme, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. “The donations will permit young people to get outside to experience Alabama’s natural resources and gain an understanding of the web of life in Alabama ecosystems.”
The Alabama 4-H Science School hosts more than 22,000 students annually from across the state. Students engage in hands-on educational experiences designed to connect them to the natural world.
Whether conquering fears on the high ropes course, exploring wildlife on the Coosa River or learning about reptiles and amphibians, the Alabama 4-H Science School provides opportunities for all Alabama youth. Additionally, each program reinforces the Alabama Course of Study for grades K-12 in science, math, technology, language arts, engineering, physical activity education and social studies.
Science School Needs
After almost 15 years, the Alabama 4-H Science School exhibits are expanding and current equipment needs refreshing. The 4-H Science School needs support with technology, outdoor learning materials and hands-on learning equipment, totaling $5,000. Funds raised will purchase a variety of learning materials for 4-H Science School classrooms.
“As part of Tiger Giving Day, we’re asking you to help support the 4-H Science School in its mission to grow future leaders,” said Dr. Molly Gregg, assistant director, Alabama 4-H. “With your support, students from across Alabama can continue to receive hands-on learning that opens a world to endless possibilities.”
About Alabama 4-H
Alabama 4-H has a more than 100-year history of helping youth develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. As part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama 4-H utilizes regional Extension agents as well as community volunteers, corporate partners, alumni and parents to deliver youth development programs in all 67 counties. This collaborative effort develops skills, talents and interests in subjects that drive critical thinking, decision-making, leadership and community influence. Today, Alabama 4-H engages with more than 184,000 youth. It seeks to empower them with the skills to lead their communities and grow into future leaders.
4-H is a nationwide youth organization administered by the land-grant university system. In Alabama, Auburn University is home for 4-H headquarters. Alabama 4-H provides opportunities for youth to learn by doing while being led by specialists versed in the latest advances in technology, agriculture, human development and more.
How to Participate
To support the 4-H Science School on Tiger Giving Day, visit tigergiving.org.