NHC 4-H YOUth Science Day…”Rockets to the Rescue”
Join New Hanover County 4-H Teen Leaders Club as they present their first “New Hanover County 4-H YOUth Science Day’s“Rockets to the Rescue”.
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2019
TIME: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
WHERE: New Hanover County Cooperative Extension at the Arboretum
AGES: 9-18 (4th grade and up)
COST: Free local event
Register by Tuesday, January 15, 2019
About “Rockets to the Rescue”
The “Rockets to the Rescue” experiment will engage youth to respond to a fictional scenario: A natural disaster left people without food on a remote, isolated Pacific island, and the youth are asked to build a rocket (stomp rockets) that can be launched from the mainland, travel over the ocean and deliver high-energy food to the population. The experiment combines two key 4-H issue areas—science and food security—and incorporates aerospace engineering concepts to help youth design a rocket out of everyday materials.
Positive Youth Development….
Youth learn engineering concepts, develop math skills, learn about nutrition, and help solve a relevant, global issue.
Did You Know…
A 2014 longitudinal study conducted by Tufts University, The Positive Development of Youth: Comprehensive Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development revealed 4-H programming does indeed get young people more connected to science. According to the study, 4-H’ers are two times more likely to participate in science programs during out-of-school time (grades 10-12) and 4-H girls are two times more likely (grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (grade 12) to take part in science programs, compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 109 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
For more information about “Rockets to the Rescue” or New Hanover County 4-H, contact Scott Enroughty, New Hanover County 4-H Agent.