Rockingham County 4-H Pathways

4-H Wildside youth winter hike

New Hampshire 4-H offers program pathways as a way to create multiple learning experiences that sparks interest, builds mastery of skill, and grows true leaders. Each county specializes their pathways for the needs of their youth and families, while aligning with the National 4-H Mission Mandates (Healthy Living, Citizenship, and Science).

STEM: The 4-H STEM/Maker Pathway is for inspiring joy and confidence in making things.  Participants are encouraged to create, design, make, assemble, fix, stitch, build, sketch, tinker and solve problems all in an effort to make something that they can take pride in.  This pathway can help develop life skills, build confidence, teach STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Math) skills and inspire a “Can Do” attitude.

Short Term Activities, Clubs, Events (See events for full details) 

  • Mouse Trap Car Challenge 
  • 4-H National Science Day
  • 4-H Makers 
  • Clubs

Healthy Living: 4-H participants have the opportunity learn about healthy living through a variety of dynamic, hands-on educational experiences.  The 4-H Healthy Living Pathway is designed to support learning for youth and volunteers with activities and resources promoting physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Short Term Activities, Clubs, Events (See events for full details) 

Citizenship: 4-H participants have the opportunity to learn the importance of being engaged, well informed citizens. By connection 4-Her's with their community and leaders, they have the oppertunity to understand their civic role within their community. 

Agriscience/Horticulture: 4-H participants have the opportunity to learn about plants, insects, landscape design, and soils through experiential projects.  These projects are designed to encourage exploration, utilize critical thinking skills and expose participants to career opportunities.  The 4-H Horticulture Science pathway is designed to support learning for youth and families from all types of communities (you don't need to have a farm).

Short Term Activities, Clubs, Events (See events for full details) 

  • Animal Projects, horse, rabbit, sheep, goat, dog, Dairy cattle, beef cattle, poultry, and swine.
  • Stratham Fair
  • Deerfield Fair
  • Horticulture 
  • Clubs