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Exploration Days

What: 4-H Exploration Days: Expanded is a Michigan State University Pre- College 3-day virtual experience unlike any other! Enjoy a variety of 1-hour sessions over the three-day event, with topics ranging from learning about different cultures to making healthy smoothies to knitting! A keynote speaker will kick off the event and each day will have free time activities to discover something new. 

Youth ages 12-19 (as of Jan. 1, 2021)

All participants MUST complete their registration as members of Michigan 4-H for the 2020/2021 4-H program year, which began on Sept. 1, 2020. Returning 4-H members can reenroll in Michigan 4-H, and new 4-H members can register for the first time by going to

June 22-24, 2021

$20, includes a swag bag that will be mailed to your house!
No refunds will be issued once registration closes.

Tuesday, June 22

10-11:30 a.m. ET - Welcome/Kick Off with Keynote Presentation by Alexis and Justin Black, Authors of Redefining Normal
Lunch with optional Free Time activity
1-2 p.m. ET - Breakout Session
3-4 p.m. ET - Optional Free Time 

Wednesday, June 23
10:30-11:30 a.m. ET - Breakout Session
Lunch with Optional Free Time Activity
1-2 p.m. ET- Organized Community Conversation
3-4 p.m. ET - Optional Free Time

Thursday, June 24
10:30-11:30 a.m. ET - Breakout Session
Lunch with Optional Free Time Activity
1-2:30 p.m. ET - 4-H Showcase/Wrap Up 

A list of the break out sessions and session descriptions can be found here. Please choose one session per day, and a few back ups, just in case sessions fill up! When choosing sessions, please note:
  • Sessions may have age restrictions.
  • All sessions have maximum and minimum numbers of participants so session availability may change.

Please have the following ready when you register:
Contact Information
Breakout Session Choices
Payment Method

Zoom links will be emailed to participants who have completed the following by June 1, 2021:

  • complete registration
  • paid in full
  • have completed the 4-H Online enrollment

Are you interested in purchasing apparel with our event logo? Click here to purchase apparel with the 4-H Exploration Day: Expanded logo. The link will take you to a separate website where you can select the size of your shirt, provide mailing address, and payment details. Your apparel will be shipped directly to you.

Families Register Here - 1 or more children
Please have payment information and session choices ready when starting the registration process.

Registration for Exploration Days is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2021.

There are 429 openings available.


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 please contact Michelle Neff at For urgent, registration related questions please contact Megghan Honke Seidel at or 989-666-3773.