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Jennifer Richards, Assistant Professor and 4-H Curriculum Specialist

In partnership with the Tickle College of Engineering:

Who is an Engineer and What do They do?                                             Beginner Level
By Dr. Anne Skutnik, Michael Fugate, Dr. Andrea Ludwig, & Dr. Jennifer Richards

We will focus on identifying who an engineer is, how an engineer is similar and different to a scientist and what specific tasks they may do in their jobs. We will also give a broad overview of engineering disciplines. Students will then use what they learned to help solve a topical engineering problem.

In partnership with Tennessee One Health:

One Health: What’s All the Fuss About?                                                  Intermediate Level
By Dr. Deborah Thomson; Adapted for use in TN 4-H by Dr. Jennifer Richards

This lesson introduces students to the topic of outbreaks from the lens of One Health. Students will learn about outbreaks and connect the dots between this background information and the current global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Also, check out another lesson in our Tennessee Heritage series:

Protecting Species in the Smokies                                                             Beginner Level
By Alexis Hall

Campers will learn about how human activities affect species by studying two endangered fish species in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They then will think of ways to encourage people to protect endangered fish and create a poster advertising protection for the species.

As your 4-Hers begin delving into project work, encourage them to create their online 4-H digital portfolio to record their project work!

Please email me with specific curriculum requests or needs!