4-H at The Larimer County Fair

Visit the Activity Zone, pick up treats at the Dairy Bar, or view the Project Exhibits. 

4-H members enrolled in the Entomology project:

  • Learn about the individual traits & habitats of insects
  • Discover how insects impact our daily lives
  • Have the opportunity to collect, identify, and possibly mount insects.
A child looks at an insect through a magnifying glass


All project manuals are received through the Larimer County 4-H Extension office. These will be distributed to 4-H members through their organizational leaders (club leaders) after enrollment is complete. 




4 -H Record Books are also called e-Records. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. The links to e-Records in the specific project areas are below. Record books are turned in at Interview Judging before our County Fair. In June, you will need to schedule an interview for each of your project areas and bring your record book with you to Interview Judging the week of the Larimer County 4-H Fair.


We have more information about how to fill out your record books here.

2023 - 2024 Record Book (PDF) 

2023 - 2024 Record Book (DOCX)

Each Level is designed for members 8-18 years old and build upon each other.

Level 1 (Grades 3-5) Learn About Insects

Inspiring youth to:

  • Study the life history of an insect
  • Make an insect collection of eventually 200 insects
  • Pin, label, and exhibit your insect collection
  • Learn about different scientific insect orders
  • Learn how to classify insects
  • Learn about beneficial and destructive insects
  • Make an insect survey about your home and neighborhood
  • Study an insect in depth and make a report
  • Map the insect situation
  • Construct and operate a light trap

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) - Life Stages

Inspiring youth to:

  • Make a collection of larvae and immature insects
  • Rear an insect from the egg stage
  • Assume responsibility for an insect control program
  • Develop special insect collections
  • Provide leadership to younger members

Level 3 (Grades 9-12) - Exploring with Insects

Designed for older members who have completed all other units

Inspiring youth to:

  • Develop your own plan for a study and experiments
  • Seek out new resources

Thinking about signing up for the Entomology Project? Already enrolled but have questions? Contact us.

Larimer County Colorado State University Extension

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1525 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2004

Phone: (970) 498-6000 

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