4-H Electric Energy Workshop Series

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The 4-H Electric Program is a great way for youth to learn about the fundamentals of electricity, renewable energy technologies, and energy conservation. Youth that participate in the 4-H Electric program and attend hands-on workshops, not only increase their knowledge and skills in the world of science and technology but are also inclined to seek out other activities and experiences that expand their horizons.

Currituck County 4-H is hosting a series of workshops starting October 30, 2023 for youth ages 11 to 18. Each of these workshops will provide youth the opportunity to explore a variety of energy concepts including building circuits and creating working switches as well as participating in solar, wave, wind energy, and electric experiments. Participants will also learn about careers in the energy industry and much, much more. 

Youth that participate in these workshops will also learn about NC 4-H Electric Congress and how to earn the opportunity to attend this exciting, all-expenses-paid event sponsored by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, and the NC Association of Electric Cooperatives. Participation in these workshops will provide youth with the experiences, knowledge, and skills to complete and submit an electric project record, thus earning an opportunity to be considered for participation in NC 4-H Electric Congress in July 2024.

Classes being offered in this series are: 

October 30, 2023, 1-4 p.m.: Wave (Motion) Energy – Learn how energy can be harvested from the constant motion of waves and build a wave energy generator.

November 3, 2023, 2-5 p.m.: Solar Energy – Learn about solar energy and how it is harvested and used in many technologies and build a solar-powered car.

December 4, 2023, 1-4 p.m.: Interactive Posters (Circuits)- Learn about new and emerging technologies for creating electrical circuits and create an interactive poster using some of those technologies.

All sessions will take place at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center at 120 Community Way in Barco, NC. There is no charge for this program however registration is required and all participants must be enrolled in 4-H. Register online for these fun & interactive workshops.

For more information or for accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Sherry Fischlschweiger at 252-232-2262 or email slfischl@ncsu.edu no later than five business days before the event.