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4-H National Youth Science Day


On October 9, 2013, millions of young people will become scientists for the day during the sixth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day. This event seeks to spark an early youth interest and leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers in an effort to keep America competitive in those fields.
 
This year’s National Science Experiment will be – 4-H Maps & Apps! designed by Colorado State University Extension. Maps & Apps will turn young people into geospatial thinkers as they design and map their ideal park, use GIS mapping to solve community problems and contribute data about their community to the United States Geological Survey.
 
Air Force Youth Programs has a great record in participating in the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment and are encouraged to partner with Civil Engineering and utilize additional AF resources on base to make this experiment fun, exciting and a huge success.  A webinar will be offered for YP staff and to discuss how to make the experiment applicable to each base; for example, using the experiment guides, youth could design the next outdoor area at their Youth Center or a community park! 

For more than 100 years, 4-H has been at the forefront of teaching young people about science, engineering, technology and math. 4-H National Youth Science Day is the premier national rallying event for year-round 4-H STEM programming, bringing together youth, volunteers and educators from the nation’s 109 land-grant colleges and universities to complete the National Science Experiment.  Air Force Youth Programs and 4-H Extension have a long standing partnership to provide educational opportunities for youth, teens and families on base and in the community.  For more information on the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment, visit

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Great article.

Great article.

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