Power Up the Neighborhood

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Power Up the Neighborhood

The 4-H Electric Program is an informal hands-on youth program conducted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, professional 4-H agents, and adult volunteer leaders. They develop and deliver activities that provide youth with opportunities to learn about the fundamentals of electricity, renewable energy technologies, and energy conservation. Participants also develop an awareness for how energy is generated, distributed, used, and financed. A key focus of the 4-H Electric Program is the development of life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking, and teamwork.

Currituck County 4-H is hosting a workshop on December 22, 2021, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for youth ages 11 to 18. This series of energy science and engineering design activities and experiments provide youth exciting opportunities to explore electrical circuits, power systems, sensors, coding, and alternative energy. These activities invite youth to create and explore many different science and engineering concepts while designing and building their own “powered neighborhood.” Youth will use  problem solving, and troubleshooting skills as they tackle each situation, including creating and resolving a complete power outage in their neighborhood. This workshop series will continue each month throughout the school year so check our web page for additional scheduled workshops. 

Youth will also learn about NC 4-H Electric Congress and how to earn the opportunity to attend this exciting, all expenses paid event. To register for this fun and interactive workshop please visit:  https://poweruptheneighborhood.eventbrite.com

Registration is not complete until your child is enrolled in NC 4-H for the 2021 program year. The link to do that is 4-H Online.

More information on other NC 4-H Electric/Energy programs can be found on the Currituck County website.

Currently, in-person classes for youth require masks to be worn for the duration of the class without exception. If you arrive without a mask one will be provided for you. We ask all participants to maintain six feet of distance while on the premises. We are following the current NC State University guidelines and mandates. If you are not able meet these requirements, or if you need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Stephanie Minton at (252) 232-2262 or by email at stephanie_minton@ncsu.edu no later than 10 business days prior to class.