WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The National 4-H Council and HughesNet awarded a $10,000 grant to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to 4-H campers in Missouri. 4-H is part of University of Missouri Extension.
Campers in Clay, Cass, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Ray and St. Clair counties will benefit from the programming June 7-9 at Camp Bob White in Knob Noster State Park, says 4-H youth specialist Kim Hall.
Programming for the camp includes robotics, meteorology, astronomy and aerospace. Speakers include a storm chaser, personnel from Whiteman Air Force Base who work with drones, and an engineer from HughesNet, a satellite communications company.
A Tufts University study shows that 4-H members are two times more likely than their peers to participate in STEM activities in grades 10-12.
A program of Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, engaging 6 million young people throughout the U.S.
For more information, go to 4h.missouri.edu.