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SEEK
Science Enrichment Education for Kids

A program of the 4-H Arkansas Outdoor School geared toward science education for home-schooled students in 1st-12th grades located at the Arkansas 4-H Center.

 SEEK art showing microscope, leaf, 4-H clover, dna, butterflies

 

The Science Enrichment Education for Kids program, or "SEEK,"  was established in 1999 to help meet the science needs of home-schooled children. The program's mission is to provide experiential learning, through hands-on science lessons, in a fun and safe indoor/outdoor classroom environment.

Basic SEEK Information

  • Semester runs from early December through early March.
  • For students 1st grade-12th grade
  • One day per week for 12 weeks
  • Four days of programming (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)
  • SEEK day runs from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Takes place at the Arkansas 4-H Center

Award Winning Program

  • Two time recipient of the Program of Distinction award from the National 4-H Headquarters and the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES).
  • MetLife Foundation Award of Excellence

Located at the Arkansas 4-H Center

An aerial photo of the Arkansas 4-H Center property. The Arkansas 4-H Center is located approximately 7 miles west of Little Rock's Chenal Parkway, via Kanis Road.  Traveling west on Cantrell Rd./Highway 10, pass the Robinson schools and turn left on Ferndale Cutoff.  Drive approximately 6 miles to arrive at the 4-H Center, on the right. 

Sample Class outlines

1st/2nd grade (Tues, Wed, Fri)

3rd/4th grades (Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri)

5th/6th grades (Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri)

SEEK Squad, 5th/6th grade Technology class (Tuesday only)

7th/8th grades (Tues, Wed,  Fri)

9th through 12th grade Biology (Tuesday only)

9th through 12th Nature Mapping  (Friday only)

 

                                                   first grader holding frog egg massgirl doing dna extraction from vegetablesbiology students working with microscopesPaper showing parent's comment about the quality of the SEEK program.

                                                               SEEK Parent Comment

 


student notebook with "SEEK, the fun place" written on it                                    "SEEK, the fun place," painted on student's notebook

Other 4-H Center Programs:

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ExCEL

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Girl holding fish found during stream ecology.

Arkansas Outdoor School

Come to the Arkansas Outdoor School – a day of learning your students will never forget!  We offer experiential learning in a natural setting.

AOS can build the right program for your group or class, whether it’s a day, overnight or a multi-day visit.  We create a unique opportunity for students to learn in a setting away from the traditional classroom.

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Girl with bow and arrow aims at target.

Day Camp

The Arkansas Outdoor School is proud to offer the AOS Summer Day Camp for 7-15 year olds.  Each day camp session has be tailored to give campers a chance to get out and explore, discover and learn about the world around them and have fun in the process. All camp activities place an emphasis on team work, self esteem, communication and cooperation.

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Young boy in pool with goggles on his head.

4-H Overnight Camps

The Arkansas 4-H Camping Program offers camping and training opportunities for youth 5-19 years old and adults. Our overnight camps take place at the  C. A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center  10 miles west of Little Rock.  Canoeing, swimming, archery, fishing, rock wall climbing, high ropes challenge course, and off-site backpacking/canoeing adventures are just some of the exciting possibilities.

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