4-H National Youth Science Day
I'm sure most of you have heard about the 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD). This year's project is Code Your World and features four activities around coding using everyday tools to help young people learn the principles of coding and how it applies to our everyday lives.
The 4-H NYSD is a great way for 4-H to raise awareness of the awesome ways young people are learning STEM and preparing themselves for the future. It also gives the opportunity for 4-H to bring others to the joy and creativity of non-formal, hands on learning.
Missouri 4-H NYSD
The 4-H NYSD will occur during the month of October, with the primary media day being October 1. This note is an invitation for you to be part of the national event and make plans for something in your local community. We will host a webinar on September 10 at 1:30 pm and a repeat session on September 11 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. (Zoom is an online, interactive meeting platform which also has phone capacity for participation.) This online meeting will give you further information about the Missouri 4-H NYSD and tips on how you can have an event for your club, school, or community. This link will let you join the meeting at either of the times. Join URL: https://muextension.zoom.us/j/187349427
4-H Teen CS Leaders
Because Missouri 4-H has a CS (Computer Science) grant from the National 4-H Council and Google, teams of teens (ages 13-18) are invited to host events and compete for a $1,000 prize for the team that best executes the Animate a Name component of 4-H NYSD for at least 100 other youth in your community. Work with your 4-H staff, club, or project leader to develop a plan. Registration is at: :CS Leaders Registration Page Registration Due by August 31, 2018 and registered teams that provide additional information (details will be sent to registered teams and shared on the webinar) about their event plans will be eligible for a free National Youth Science Day Kit shipped to them. You can learn more about the challenge here.
Please consider being part of the 4-H NYSD. You can learn more about the national event here. 4-H NYSD kits can be ordered through Shop 4-H.