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STEP Clubs are short-term exploratory programs focused on a topic (STEM, Healthy Living, etc.). STEP clubs meet multiple times over the course of several weeks. Club registration is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. New clubs will continue to be added.

Finding My Arts Spark! STEP Arts Club

Come find your “Arts Spark” in this STEP Arts Club! In this club, youth in grades 4–8 will be introduced to a variety of arts activities, allowing them to discover their preferred forms of self- expression. Each session will cover a different art form ( acting, visual art, creative writing, etc.) and will actively engage youth in “hands on” artistic activities. Focus is on fun and putting imagination in action! Youth will have the opportunity to share their creations with each other. Sessions are limited to 25 youth, enrolled on a first come, first serve basis. Prior to the beginning of the club, registrants will receive information on any materials needed. Spark your imagination with “Finding My Arts Spark!” Grades 4 through 8 are welcome! Sessions will run on Mondays and Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm on August 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, and 19.

Finding My Arts Spark! registration link


The Junior International Explorers Club (4‑H STEP Club)

Hey kids! Would you like to meet kids from Russia while playing games and learning about their culture? Well then, this is the club for YOU! We’ll be sharing what US kids love to do while learning what Russian kids love as well. This club is open to 15 American youth and 15 Russian youth and will be completely in English. We’ll be making fun snacks (a list of ingredients needed will be provided after registration) and covering things as sports, local legends and stories, our countries’ iconic destinations, and sampling the music of the two countries! Register here if you are up for an adventure to explore another culture and make new friends from around the globe! This program is for youth in grades 5–8. Sessions will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am–10am Starting July 13 thru August 10.

The Junior International Explorers Club registration link


Explore 4‑H Fun (4‑H STEP Club)

Youth in grades 2–5 are invited to join us for four consecutive sessions to learn more about anything and everything—science, art, magic, cooking, games, and more. Each program will be fun and interactive! 4‑H Fun is limited to 15 youth. We will share information and materials needed prior to each session. Sessions will run on Tuesdays in July from 10:00am–11:00am.

Explore 4‑H Fun registration link


Language of Games (4‑H Step Club)

If you enjoy puzzles and learning new languages, we have the right club for you! Language of Games will offer you fun things to do with Python. Python is a free, easy to download programming language that is a great way to learn about Computer Science. Writing code is the process of telling your computer how to solve problems with step-by-step instructions. This means you have to learn how to speak your computer’s language. Learning the basic of this language will help build the foundation to explore your creativity through Python. The puzzle challenge that you will be participating is called 2048, a math block puzzle game. Register here if you are up to the challenge! This program is best fit for youth in grades 5–8. Sessions will run on Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm–2pm Starting June 30 thru August 6.

Language of Games registration link


Globe Tasters - Monday Meatballs (4‑H Step Club)

Youth in grades 5–12 are invited to experience cultural cuisine through a 4‑H STEP Club. Get your chef hats on and we will spend six consecutive Monday's making MEATBALLS from around the world. With adult supervision, you can cook right along with us, or watch and make later. We'll travel the world learning about different cultures and customs while creating a delicious dish for your family's dinner! Sessions will run on Mondays from 4pm–5:30pm Starting July 6 thru August 10.

Globe Tasters - Monday Meatballs registration link


Zoo and Aquarium Career Detectives (4‑H STEP Club)

Registration for this cub has closed.

Discover your future career! This detectives group will explore a variety of careers that you will find available in a zoo or aquarium. Youth members in grades 6–12 are invited to join us for a virtual Short-Term Exploratory Program (STEP). Participants will have the opportunity to connect with professionals as they learn about their careers and fields of study. Youth who register are expected to attend all club sessions and will receive a certificate of completion at the program end. Sessions will run on Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00pm–8:15pm July 6–22.


Understanding Horse Behavior (4‑H STEP Club)

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Young people in grades 5–8 are invited to join us via Zoom to improve their knowledge of horse behavior, while getting to do some fun activities and virtually meet with real horses and former horse trainers! Information and materials needed will be shared prior to the first session. Youth who register are expected to attend all club sessions and will receive a certificate of completion at the program end. A small package will be sent to each participant's home with materials needed for the club. Sessions will run on Wednesdays 6:30–7:30 pm July 1–August 5.


Explore 4‑H Fun (4‑H STEP Club)

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Young people in grades 2-5 are invited to join us for three consecutive sessions to learn more about science and healthy living 4-H style. Sessions will be fun and interactive and include learning about worms, composting, exercise, smoothies, and slime! Sessions are limited to 15 youth and information and materials needed will be shared prior to each session. Youth will join the fun online via ZOOM for these one-hour sessions. Sessions will run for three Wednesdays 3:00pm–4:00pm June 3, 10, 17.


Becoming a Healthier and Happier You (4‑H STEP Club)

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Young people in grades 5–8 are invited to join us for three consecutive sessions to learn more about creating a healthier, happier, more confident you! Sessions will include learning to think positively and discovering what makes you unique; creating healthy foods and a 4‑H healthy snack online competition; and interactive and fun exercise session to help you stay healthy and fit at home. Sessions are limited to 25 youth and information and materials needed will be shared prior to each session. Youth will join the fun online via ZOOM for these one-hour sessions. Sessions will run for three Wednesdays @ 3:00pm (June 3, 10, 17 and two additional sessions will be scheduled).


Perfect Pets (4‑H STEP Club)

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We invite young people to join us for a virtual Pet Club! Each session will focus on a different topic (to be determined by interest of youth when registering). Sessions will provide youth a chance to learn about the basics of animal care, management, training, and more to highlight options for their “perfect pet.” Youth will share common interests and interact in fun learning activities through online games focused on different pets. Youth will have the chance to practice public speaking skills in an informal environment by allowing them to do a short presentation on their pet or a pet they would like to have. Sessions will run for six Mondays @ 3:00pm (June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27).


Interact with a Scientist (4‑H STEP Club)

Young people in grades 5–8 are invited to join us for three consecutive sessions to explore a science theme with a real scientist. Sessions are limited to 30 youth to engage in interactive science activities developed from current research projects. Youth will join the fun online via ZOOM for these one-hour sessions.

Visit the 4‑H RU STEM Online Learning page for more details.


4‑H Victory Gardeners (4‑H STEP Club)

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Join us for a virtual Short-Term Exploratory Program (STEP). Young people in grades 4–12 are invited to join us for virtual meetings to help grow an at home vegetable garden! Whether in a container, on your windowsill, or in a backyard, youth will learn to grow food from seed to sprout! Each session will be step-by-step, interactive and will include a review of gardening techniques, discussions, and show and tell.
This program is limited to 25 youth and information and materials needed will be shared prior to the first session. Youth are enrolled on a first come first serve basis!
This STEP Club will meet each Wednesday (5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10) from 3–4 p.m. Youth who register are expected to attend all club sessions.


Becoming a Healthier and Happier You (4‑H STEP Club)

Registration for this cub has closed.

Young people in grades 5–8 are invited to join us for three consecutive sessions to learn more about creating a healthier, happier, more confident you! Sessions will include learning to think positively and discovering what makes you unique; creating healthy foods and a 4‑H healthy snack online competition; and interactive and fun exercise session to help you stay healthy and fit at home. Sessions are limited to 25 youth and information and materials needed will be shared prior to each session. Youth will join the fun online via ZOOM for these one-hour sessions. Sessions will run for three Wednesdays (April 15, 22 and 29) from 3–4 p.m.