If you’re a 4-H member with a great project idea of your own or someone who’s ready to go beyond a current project book, consider doing a self-determined project. Use the Self-Determined Project Guide to describe your project, set goals, and record your activities. Not sure what topics to explore? You can get some great ideas by reviewing the idea starters. Don’t forget, a completed Self-Determined Project Guide is required for each self-determined project.
An idea starter might be just the thing to get your selfdetermined project started. These are just ideas. You are welcome to create your own project in the general category (365.00) or in one of the topic areas listed.
American Sign Language
Local Foods—Does It Matter What You Eat
Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi, Oh My!
Ways of Knowing Water
365.01 Companion Animal
365.02 Creative Arts
Miniature Gardens—fairies, fake plants, etc.
365.03 Family Life
365.04 Natural Resources
Get Started with Composting*
Field to Faucet: What Determines Water Quality
Miniature Gardens—live plants
Native American Artifacts: Arrowheads
Paddle Water Sports*
Shale Gas Extraction
365.06 Workforce Prep
The World of Work Is Calling . . . Are You Ready?
*New or revised in 2021.