365 Self-Determined Project Guide

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.
 

Idea Starters

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.
 

365.00 General

Amateur Radio*
American Sign Language
Clowning
Computers
Discovering Genetics
Local Foods—Does It Matter What You Eat
Model Railroading
Music
Skateboarding
Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi, Oh My!
Ways of Knowing Water
 

365.01 Companion Animal

Chinchillas
Ferrets
Hedgehogs
Pigeons
 

365.02 Creative Arts

Miniature Gardens—fairies, fake plants, etc.
Paper Craft
String Art
 

365.03 Family Life

Babysitting
 

365.04 Natural Resources

Astronomy
Bats
Climate Change
Get Started with Composting*
Crop Production
Field to Faucet: What Determines Water Quality
Flower Gardening
Miniature Gardens—live plants
Native American Artifacts: Arrowheads
Paddle Water Sports*
Shale Gas Extraction
Weather
 

365.05 Quilt

 

365.06 Workforce Prep

Camp Counseling
The World of Work Is Calling . . . Are You Ready?
 

*New or revised in 2021.