4-H Project Areas & Curriculum

While 4-H aligns its project areas with its Mission Mandates of Science, Healthly Living, and Citizenship, the opportunities expand far and wide! All 4-H project areas are supported by research-based curriculum that is grounded in experiential, hands-on learning. From the Community club setting to the school enrichment classroom to the SPIN workshops to the individual member experience, there is something for everyone. 

Educators- Are you looking for a way to enhance your classroom lessons? Much of our curriculum has been aligned with the Standard Course of Study based on National standards.

Many of our county 4-H offices have copies of curriculum that can be borrowed from the local Extension office or you can purchase your own copy from the National 4-H Mall. 

New Hampshire 4-H Project Areas

Each of the following project areas have a variety of opportunities associated with them. Explore below to see what types of experiences await you with NH 4-H! 

Animal Sciences

  • Alpaca & Llamas
  • Beef
  • Dog
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Dairy Goat
  • Horse
  • Working Steer/Oxen
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits & Cavies
  • Sheep
  • Small Animals
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Science


  • Community Service Learning
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • Safety
  • Career Exploration/Workforce Prep 

Healthy Living

  • Foods & Nutrition/Cooking/Food Safety
  • Food Preservation
  • Health & Fitness/Physical Activity
  • Socio-Emotional Development

Creative Arts

  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Theater & Performing Arts

Horticulture - Plant & Soil Sciences

  • Ornamental Horticulture/Flowers
  • Vegetable Gardening, Fruit/Food Production

Science & Technology

  • Aerospace & Rocketry
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Computers
  • Electricy/Energy
  • GPS
  • Small Engines
  • Small Tractors
  • Wind Power
  • Woodworking

Environmental Education & Natural Resources

  • Camp
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Entomology
  • Forestry
  • Fishing
  • Marine Science
  • Shooting Sports
  • Wildlife

Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care/Babysitting
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Consumer Ed/Clothing Decisions
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Heritage Arts
  • Independent Study
  • Money Management
  • Personal Development


Kate Guerdat
State 4-H Leader/4-H Youth Development State Specialist
Associate State Specialist
Phone: (603) 862-4544
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824