4-H National Youth Science Day, 09 October 2013
The sixth edition of the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment is available! This years experiment “Maps and Apps”, developed by Colorado State University, focuses on Geospatial concepts and the Geographic Inquiry Process. Participants in this year’s experiment will learn how to design Geographic Information System (GIS) layers and combine them on a basemap to create their own park for their community. They will also learn how to take collected data and apply it to an imagery map to help a community clean up its act. Maps and Apps experiment kits are available from the 4-H Mall and you can register your event on the 4-H NYSD web site.
In cooperation with the Challenger Learning Center at Paducah and West Kentucky Community and Technical College, we will be hosting the first ever WKFLL Qualifying Tournament on 14 December 2013 at the Emerging Technology Center on WKCTC’s campus. Please check the link above for more information. You can also check out the WKFLL Tournament on Facebook and Twitter.
Tractor and Lawn Tractor Skills contests
For those of you conducting area and district tractor and lawn tractor skills contests, the following links will take you to downloadable PDF files of the skills courses we will be using at the State Fair in August. Please make sure to follow the courses and patterns exactly to avoid any confusion or disqualification at the State Event. For more information, contact Torey Earle.
Large Tractor skills course and scoring information - Large tractor skills course
Lawn Tractor skills course and scoring information - Lawn tractor skills course
29 September – 01 October 2013 – National 4-H Engineering Challenge, Purdue University
03 October 2013 – 4-H Rocketry, Heath Middle School
09 October 2013 - 4-H National Youth Science Day
10 October 2013 – 4-H Robotics Teacher Workshop, Bowling Green Technical College – Franklin Simpson Center
11 October 2013 – 4-H SET Day Camp, Simpson County
15 October 2013 – 4-H GPS/Geospatial, Hickman County 21st Century Learning Center
17 October 2013 – 4-H Rocketry, Lone Oak Middle School
22 October 2013 – 4-H Rocketry, Lone Oak Middle School
24-25 October 2013 – Everyday Engineering Camp, West Kentucky 4-H Camp
31 October 2013 – 4-H Rocketry, Trigg County Intermediate School
Many of the projects the Kentucky 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology program is responsible for could not happen without the support of the Kentucky 4-H Foundation
The following link will give you some insight on how the Foundation supports not only 4-H SET, but the entire Kentucky 4-H Program. Please take a few minutes to see how you can support Kentucky 4-H and the over 230,000 4-H’ers who call the Kentucky 4-H Program home.
For more information
For information about programs, in-service & professional development opportunities and presentations for Western Kentucky, contact:
4-H Agent for Science, Engineering and Technology
Or contact your Local 4-H Youth Development Agent