4-H National Youth Science DayOn October 9, 2013, millions of young people will become scientists for the day during the sixth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). This event, which takes place in urban, suburban and rural communities all across the nation, seeks to spark an early youth interest and leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers in an effort keep America competitive in those fields.This year, the National Science Experiment will be – 4-H Maps & Apps! Designed by Colorado State University Extension, the year’s set of activities 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.Currently, more than five million young people across the nation participate in 4 H STEM programming in topics as varied as robotics, agricultural science, rocketry, wind power, environmental science and alternative energy.For more than 100 years, 4-H has been at the forefront of teaching young people about science, engineering technology and math (STEM). 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 simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment Date: October 9, 2013 (Wednesday)Time: 3:00-5:00pm OR 6:00pm-8pmLocation: Duval County Extension Office (1010 N McDuff Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32254)Cost: $6.00/youthAges: 4-H ages 8-13 (as of September 1, 2013)At least 8 youth participants per session will be needed to hold this event. An Equal Opportunity Institution. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. USDA, UF/IFAS Extension, FAMU and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, F.S., persons needing accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should notice the University of Florida Duval County Extension Service no later than 5 days prior to the meeting at 904-255-7450.
Ticket for Maps and Apps 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment 3:00-5:00pm 6.00 4-H Maps and Apps, 3-5pm 6.00
Ticket for Maps and Apps 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment 6:00-8:00pm 6.00 4-H Maps and Apps, 6-8pm 6.00