Tri River Area CSU Extension - To provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties.

TRA 4-H STEM and K12

   The 4-H School Enrichment and Outreach projects are designed to enhance classroom education with experience-based learning – ”Learn By Doing”.

Classroom-ready projects teach life skills as well as specific subject matter with the help of 4-H Curriculum.

We have a variety of different topics and curriculum we can cover or provide to you! Many of our programs are aligned to CDOE Standards for easy classroom or after school implementation.

We have also recently updated our STEM Loan Out Kits available through the TRA Extension STEM Loan Out program. We currently have 20+ kits fully stocked with lesson plans, hands on activities, and (most) supplies. Kits can be checked out for 30 days to classrooms, care centers, and even for home use!

We happily provide many of our programs at low cost or free to our communities! Any cost that is associated with programs is for supplies.

Please explore our updated listing of online STEM Activities and Kits in the Loan Out program! STEM Programming is available throughout the Tri River Area! 

STEM Activities

STEM Kit Check-Out List

Sample Activity – Soil Science: Separating Soil Particle Size

Print Out for Video: Soil Particle Size: Directions, Datasheet, Lab, and Data Analysis

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Sample programs we provide:

Embryology – Grades 1st-5th: Hatch fertilized chicken eggs in your classroom! Kit includes supplies, 6 lessons that are aligned to CDOE Standards, and supplemental curriculum. Kits may be checked out for in classroom or home use! Fertilized eggs are only provided at no cost to large group/classroom studies due to funding restraints! 

Glo-Germ/Handwashing – Grades K-5th: Teach your students the importance of hand washing to help to stop the spread of illnesses and germs.

Soil Science – Grades 2nd-HS: Soil is the foundation to plant growth, but not all soils are alike. There are different particle sizes in different types of soils. Students learn to collect different samples of soils from around the area and separate the layers and particles. They also perform a survey of the areas soils were collected from and journal what soil combinations serve as the best for plant growth. (See sample video above!)

 If you are looking for a different type of kit or activity, please contact STEM Agent Stephanie Lamm at 970-249-3935 to find out how CSU Extension can help you!
For more information about what CSU Extension can supply to you and your programs, please click here.

4-H STEM

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