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STEM at the 4-H Centers

The Clyde York 4-H Center in Crossville, the Clyde Austin 4-H Center in Greeneville, the W.P. Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, and Lone Oaks Farm in Middleton offer school-year programs in STEM education. These programs are committed to enhancing student awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of science and our natural world.

Lone Oaks Farm is a place where children can connect to the land, experience the outdoors, learn about science, and build life skills for a lifetime. Lone Oaks Farm hosts 4-H events of all kinds, including summer and specialty camps and day programs. They also offer field trip opportunities to schools and home-school groups. 

For more information contact Penny Russell, director of STEM Education at Lone Oaks Farm.

Children and a Calf
Children On The Lake

Camp Discover is located at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau. Their mission is to provide students with hands-on educational experiences. Their goal is to provide STEM education and to help students develop an awareness of, knowledge of, and appreciation for the environment. They focus on youth development, self-esteem, and team-building, while also having an exciting experience.

For more information contact Lacy Harnage, center director at the York 4-H Center.


Camp Explore, located at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center, is a fun and exciting program for schools around the East Tennessee area. They are committed to enhancing student awareness of, knowledge of, and appreciation for the environment. By teaching and modeling good character traits while exploring our natural world, we foster stewardship to preserve the earth for future generations.

For more information, contact Jerry Rhinehardt, program director at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center.

Wildlife and Nature Center
Dinosaur Museum

Ridley 4-H Center offers stimulating and challenging classroom enrichment opportunities in science education. The program provides non-formal, experiential learning in an outdoor setting. The curriculum utilizes scientific investigations, scavenger hunts, relay and tag games, and group challenges to teach the units of study.

For more information, contact Lisa Vassar, program director at the W.P. Ridley 4-H Center.

Camp Fire
Children On The River