The case study investigation reported here assessed California 4-H professionals' understanding of the essential components of effective 4-H Science programming as established by the National 4-H Science Mission Mandate. Using the 4-H Science Checklist as the basis for defining 4-H Science Readiness, academic and program staff were surveyed and interviewed to determine their understanding of what constitutes effective science programming in 4-H and their capacity to deliver science professional development and programs. Results indicated a need to build staff capacity relative to 4-H Science in California and outcomes may have implications for 4-H professionals nationally.
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Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Carlos, R., & Smith, M. H. (2014). Learnings and Recommendations to Advance 4-H Science Readiness. The Journal of Extension, 52(4), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss4/17