Wild Spartans Series Fall 2023/ Spring 2024

Join 4-H staff as we meet scientists from across Michigan State University (MSU) Extension, the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Take a look into life as a fisheries and wildlife researcher and manager! Follow along as we climb through bogs, peer into bear dens, mist net songbirds, snorkel for fish, or perhaps even tag deer. Meet researchers, learn about their field work, and the education and career path they've followed to get there.

Sessions last approximately 30 minutes and will feature 1-2 guest researchers. Following presentations, youth will be encouraged to ask questions to learn more through a live Q&A with scientists. Suggested audience age is 12-19 years. Viewers are encouraged to watch together with their families. This series is open to non-4-H youth and is free of charge.

Monthly Sessions will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. ET through March. 
  • Oct. 10, 2023
  • Nov. 14, 2023
  • Dec. 12, 2023
  • Jan. 9, 2024
  • Feb. 13, 2024
  • March 12, 2024

Online Meeting will be held using the app called Zoom. Link/password for the meeting will be in the registration confirmation email. 

This is an ongoing program that will continue through March 2024. By signing up for this program you agree to receive weekly emails directly related to this program for the duration of the event. Should the program no longer be of interest to you, please contact the event coordinator or feel free to cancel your registration using the link in your registration confirmation email to stop any further communication.


Registration for Wild Spartans Series 2023/2024 is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 11, 2024.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Anne Kretschmann at kretsc11@msu.edu.