Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center
University of California
Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center

4-H Distance Learning

We are all learning from home these days. Our Education Team will be posting some fun agriculture related lessons and stories you can enjoy from your computer, tablet or phone. More content coming soon!

Virtual Tour:

Spring at the Farm


Meet Herbie-Discover how plants grow and produce food. Learn the basic plant parts. PreK to Grade 2

Wiggly Worms, Food Friends-Learn about worms from body parts to their role in creating healthy soil to grow healthy foods. Observe live worm at work in their environment. Grade: 1-2 

Kitchen Scrap Gardening-Plants are living organisms. Identify plant parts and function, explore food cycle elements from planting to waste. Grade 2-3

Beans: A Growing Tale-Discover the various plant parts and theri role in growing beans-a nutritious and delicious vegetable. Grade 2-5


Story Time:

Garden and Nutrition related stories for
Pre-K to 2nd graders

Wash Your Hands by Tony Ross

Kyle in His Compost Pile the Story of a Red Wiggler by Julie Lehman

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Lunch by Denise Fleming

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Sunflower by Miela Ford

Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne

Oliver's Fruit Salad by Vivian French

I Will Never NOT EVER Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington


Cuentos en espaƱol/Stories in Spanish

Calabaza, calabaza por Jeanne Titherington

Oye, hormiguita por Phillip y Hannah Hoose



Treemendous Tuesdays for Middle and High School Students

Treemendous Tuesdays is a collaboration of U.S. Forest Service, Los Angeles Center for Urban Natural Resources, California Project Learning Tree, California 4-H, and University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. this opportunity is designed for middle and high school students.

Join in on alternate Tuesdays in May 5 through July 30
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Registration required

Five webinars will be hosted every other week. Glimpse into the wonders and benefits that trees offer!

  • May 5: Invasive Species (invasive shot hole borers)
  • May 19: Invasive Plants & Trees
  • June 2: Benefits of the Urban Forest
  • June 16: iTree
  • June 30: Living with Fire

Program flyer

Girl Scout, Amelia shares her worm composting bin she started during an afterschool visit with her troop-February 2020
Girl Scout, Amelia shares her worm composting bin she started during an afterschool visit with her troop-February 2020
Red Wiggler worm
Red Wiggler worm

Cooking Demos:

Rainbow Smoothie recipe courtesy of Ventura Unified School District

Webmaster Email: kstaniguchi@ucanr.edu