4-H Youth Electric Energy Program
Youth, ages 11 and up can explore the world of energy and electricity in this continuing series of 4-H workshops, field trips and hands on experiments. Youth will build a robot that collects energy and temperature data, build two different model homes to explore alternate energy sources like wind and solar and to design and construct simple electric circuits, and then build and take home their own electric lamp. There are also field trips planned to nuclear and hydro-electric power plants and to the Educational Center at Jeannette’s Pier in Nags Head. Utilizing a variety of curriculum and lessons based on the NC Essential Science Standards, youth will:
• understand and apply basic energy/electric concepts to their daily lives
• gain an understanding of the processes of scientific inquiry and analysis and how to apply those skills
• explore careers related to the fields of energy and electricity
• how to work as a team member/leader, develop and enhance communications skills and develop and utilize leadership, problem solving and analytical skills.
The first of five workshops and program orientation is 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Currituck County Center of NC CooperativeExtension facility located at 120 Community Way, Barco NC 27917. For more information or to register contact the Currituck 4-H office at 252-232-2262.
Monday, April 6 $3.00, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Orientation and workshop (includes lunch)
Saturday, May 2 $15.00 Workshop
Monday – Friday, August 3-7 $65.00 Camp and Friday Fieldtrip
Saturday, September 26 FREE Workshop
Monday, October 12 $7.00 Fieldtrip