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Project based learning

All of our 4-H Programs - Clubs, Camps, Military Partnerships, School/Afterschool Programs - offer projects in the following areas: 

Healthy Living


nutrition, physical health, safety, mental health

Science, Engineering, & Technology (SET)

agriculture and life sciences, family and consumer resource management, environmental education, technology, engineering

Link to Leadership & Speaking project area page


club officer roles, presentations, leadership conferences and trainings



civic awareness, community service, service-learning, leadership, global citizenship



Project-Based Learning


How does 4-H light your spark


Each year, a 4-H member enrolls in at least one project. Members participating for the first time may be encouraged to take on only one or two projects. As members gain experience, the size or depth of the project may increase or additional projects may be selected. Some project groups meet once a week, while others might meet once or twice a month. The purpose of these meetings is to guide the members in gaining knowledge, attitudes, skills, and habits needed to successfully navigate educational and professional pursuits, and their role as citizens in a complex world.



A 4-H project is:

  • Planned work in an area of interest to the 4-H member.
  • Guided by a 4-H adult volunteer who is the project leader.
  • Aimed at planned objectives that can be attained and measured.
  • Summarized by some form of record keeping.
  • A minimum of six hours of project instruction.

Projects help 4-H members find and nurture their spark.

Sparks are what help youth see the potential within themselves.  Sparking the inner passions, interests and talents of young people that inspire them on the path to thriving is central to youth development work.


If your spark is...

You might be interested in…

How things work

Robotics, Computers, Small Engines, Rocketry, GIS/GPS…

Making a difference in the community

Child Development, Leadership, Community Service, Public Speaking…

Getting fit, staying healthy

Fitness and Sports, Food and Nutrition, Health, Cooking...

Animals and how to care for them

Birds, Cattle, Dogs, Goats, Rabbits, Pigs…

Singing, dancing, painting, pottery

Dance, Photography, Theater Arts, Graphic Arts, Clay Arts…

Shooting sports, hunting

Archery, Rifle, Pistol, Muzzle…

Clothing, interior design, shopping

Textiles, Fashion Revue, Consumer Education…

Gardening, landscaping, farming

Junior Master Gardener, Horticulture, Mini-gardens…

Hiking, nature, the environment

Camping, Astronomy, Fishing, Forestry, Oceanography…


...and much more!

Project availability varies by county and club.

PDF: California 4-H Project List
Word: California 4-H Project List
Spanish PDF: California 4-H Project List (Spanish)
Spanish Word: California 4-H Project List (Spanish)

2020-21 Alameda County 4-H Projects

Alameda County 4-H uses Project based learning. Many Community Clubs offer the same projects and some are unique to the 4-H Club. All youth are encouraged to join the 4-H Community Club that is closest to them. This would be their primary club. They are welcome to take a project from another club called the host club. It is up to the member to find out if there is space available in the host club project.

Club Club project title
Del Arroyo Rocketry
Montclair Aerospace and Rocketry
Countywide Project All Star Leadership/Ambassador
Oak Town Art/Drawing/Sketching
Crane Ridge  
Del Arroyo Arts & Crafts
Dublin Simple, Easy, and Fun things to do( all age groups)
Emeryville Fairy Doors
Oak Town Arts and Crafts
Palomares Arts & Crafts
Abbie Teen Still Exhibits
Emeryville Gardening Arts and Crafts 
Del Arroyo Baking & Bread Making
Dublin Baking
East Hills Baking
Abbie Baking
Redwood Baking and Breadmaking: cookies
Dublin Advanced Baking
Del Arroyo Bees (Beekeeping)
Montclair Bees
Palomares Bees
East Hills Evolution and Genetics
East Hills Birds
Abbie Poultry
Crane Ridge  
Oak Town Poultry/Backyard Chickens
Palomares Birds-Poultry
Crane Ridge  
Redwood Birds: Poultry
Del Arroyo Cake Decorating
Abbie Beef
Crane Ridge  
Valley Vista  
Valley Vista  
Abbie Cavy
Del Arroyo Cavies
Crane Ridge  
Del Arroyo Sew Fun (Beginning Sewing)
Dublin Stuffed Animals
Oak Town Definitely Not Trending:  Share what you've found in the stream/pod/ blogosphere
East Hills World History Research Seminar
Abbie Creative Writing
Dublin Creative writing (9 and below)
Emeryville Donkey Toes Publishing 
East Hills NaNoWriMo
Dublin Book talk/ discussion - Need to finalize
Oak Town Book club
East Hills Jane Austen Book Club
Abbie Poetry
Del Arroyo Communication: Poetry
Emeryville Trash Hunters 
Countywide 4-H Tech
Dublin Scratch programming (9 and below)
East Hills Makerspace-Digital
Del Arroyo Computers & Internet: Computer Programming/Coding 
East Hills Digital Art
Palomares Computers-Website Design
Dublin Money Talks, Jr. - for 10-13 yr olds
Dublin Money Talks - Financial Literacy for 14 & up.
Abbie Acrylics
East Hills American Girl & Boy History Club
East Hills Art
East Hills Conversational French
East Hills Magical Creature Safari
East Hills Mystery Project
Del Arroyo Line Dance
Del Arroyo Square Dance
Abbie Dog
Del Arroyo Dog Care and Training
Redwood Dog: Obedience and Agility
Oak Town Dog Care & Obedience
Palomares Dog:Care and Obedience with Agility
Dublin Puppetry (If we can not Social Distance)
East Hills Cosplay/ Costuming
East Hills Entomology
East Hills Environmental Stewardship: Plastics Pollution
Valley Vista Horse (Competition)-Advance
Abbie Horse
Del Arroyo Equine-Horse
Redwood Equine: Horse
Valley Vista Horse (Non-Competition)
Oak Town Fiber Arts
Redwood Fiber Arts: Plastic Canvass
Del Arroyo Drop Spindle
Emeryville Introduction to Weaving
Redwood Yarn Crafts
Montclair Fishing
Oak Town Floral Design
Montclair Food Preservation and Homesteading
East Hills Cooking Around the World
Oak Town Throw-Down/Chopped Dessert Challenges
Emeryville Eating Around the World
Oak Town Culinary Arts
Crane Ridge  
Del Arroyo Junk Drawer Engineering
Oak Town Beginning Sketchup (model app for making stuff)
Abbie Dairy Goats
Montclair Goats-Dairy
Valley Vista  
Abbie Market Goat
Crane Ridge  
Valley Vista  
Emeryville Intro to Silk Screen and Block Printing 
Emeryville Mars Base Camp 
Palomares Group-Determined
Abbie Epidemiology
Abbie Yoga
Oak Town Yoga
Oak Town Club Game night
Palomares Home & Personal Management: Life Skills
Valley Vista  
Oak Town Mini-Gardens
Abbie Leadership
Valley Vista  
Crane Ridge  
Crane Ridge  
Valley Vista  
Dublin Marine Science -
Redwood Market Goat - Shanda Dellner
Redwood Market Sheep - Carole Piddock
Emeryville Biking on the Bay 
Redwood Outdoor Adventures: Camping
Oak Town Fall Hiking
Oak Town Spring Hiking
Redwood Outdoor Adventures: Hiking
East Hills Bay Area Biking
Del Arroyo Pets Small Animals
Dublin Photography (9yrs to 13 years)
Oak Town Photography
Palomares Photography
Valley Vista  
Palomares Primary Members (Mini Member & Cloverbud)
East Hills Makerspace-Primary
Montclair Primary Members(Mini Member & Clover Buds)
Abbie Public Speaking
Dublin Public Speaking
Del Arroyo Public Speaking: Presentations
Crane Ridge  
Abbie Rabbit
Crane Ridge  
Del Arroyo Rabbit Project
Palomares Rabbits
Redwood Rabbits
Valley Vista  
Oak Town Advanced Rabbit
Oak Town Beginning Rabbit
Montclair Record Books
Valley Vista  
Palomares Robotics
Oak Town Environmental Science
East Hills Creative Math
Dublin Service Learning Project (13 yrs or older)
Emeryville Get Out the Vote 
Bayside Sheep
Crane Ridge Sheep
Palomares Sheep Market
Palomares Shooting Sports - Archery
East Hills Archery
Palomares Shooting Sports - Rifle
Del Arroyo Shooting Sports: Archery
Palomares Sign Language
Valley Vista Swine - Breeding
Abbie Swine
Crane Ridge Swine
Valley Vista Swine
Oak Town Centerpieces for your table
Abbie Vegetable Garden & Crops
East Hills Gilltract Farms
East Hills Mini Micro Greens
Del Arroyo Cool Season Vegetable Gardining
Bayside Gardening
Oak Town Spring Vegie Gardens
Del Arroyo Warm Season Vegetable
Oak Town Harvesting/Gleaning
Palomares Veterinary Science
Oak Town Veterinary Science 
Oak Town You-Tube Creations
East Hills Film Making Fun
Bayside Video Production