Alameda County 4-H Program
University of California
Alameda County 4-H Program


Science Matters - Bayer Grant

Call for Science Matters Teen participants and adult leader.

General Description

Alameda and Contra Costa 4-H Programs have been selected to participate in a new nationwide project called Science Matters. Its long-term goal is to drive youth to a pathway that will deepen their understanding of how science connects to their food, animals and health; spark their interest in Agri-science careers; and empower them with the skills and support to show their communities just how much science matters.

The Alameda and Contra Costa 4-H Program is seeking a select group of teens to participate in the Science Matters project.  We are creating 3 teams composed of 1 Adult advisor and 4-5 teen leaders.

Time Commitment: Be willing to commit to the program from the time of selection until June 1, 2018; Attend an all-day training; Attend 1-2 hour scheduled project meetings, events and activities; Attend the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science on January 10-13, 2019, at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. Scholarships will be provided. 

Responsibilities: Work as a team to identify and explore an issue that can be solved through agricultural and science based solutions including community action planning, implementation, presentation and evaluation;  Complete the Common Measures survey;  Help to conduct a minimum of two showcases of the Science Matters teams’ skills and knowledge gained; Create and post stories about Science Matters activities on social media; Abide by all county, state and national 4-H code of conduct and policies.

Qualifications:  High-school teens (9-12 graders); Interest in modern agriculture and its intersections with the health of people, plants and planet; Ability to self-study or home study; Able to shadow with an “expert”; Strong leadership and ability to work in a team setting; Good communication and public speaking skills.

Benefits: A trip to the 2019 National Youth Summit on Agri-Science; Have an opportunity for career exploration; Build leadership and life skills; A resume builder.    

Questions/Interested? Contact Brenda Vales (  or Cheryl Fraser (

To apply, Youth, please complete the Science Matters Youth Application and upload your resume to the application.

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