2015 4-H National Youth Science Day Recap

October 7th was a big day for 4-H STEM as the eight annual 4-H National Youth Science Day was in full effect. Youth around the world geared up for the 2015 National Science Experiment, Motion Commotion, developed by Oregon State University Extension. This year's national event welcomed youth and guests in downtown Washington, D.C. to celebrate STEM education and experiences. Here's a recap of the exciting events that took place.

2015 4-H National Youth Science Day Preview

With less the one week remaining, anticipation is rising for the 2015 4-H National Youth Science Day, taking place October 7, 2015. The eighth annual science event is all about physics, speed, and safety with the 2015 National Science Experiment, Motion Commotion!

To get you prepped for this exciting 4-H event, here is what you need to know about this year's 4-H NYSD!

4-H NYSD Partner Spotlight: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin - 4-H Volunteer

Career opportunities in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are available far and wide, however, according to a recent study, America is not keeping pace with the current and projected demand for graduates with STEM skills and training. This need is even more prevalent amongst women and minorities, who are significantly under-represented in STEM degrees and careers.

Lockheed Martin wants to empower today’s youth with the resources and knowledge needed to discover and explore STEM career opportunities. Introducing the 4-H STEM Futures program.

October: A 4-H Filled Month

4-H Float - 1971

As a 4-H Member, I always looked forward to October, maybe more than December! All the 4-H Clubs in my county would find a store or library that had a big street window and decorate it in all our 4-H finest in celebration of National 4-H Week. Then we would wait and hope the County 4-H Agent would pick our window display as the best and give us the blue ribbon! Next we’d begin work on our 4-H Float for the 4 H Parade. What fun it was to ride down Main Street waving at the folks lining the sidewalk as they applauded our efforts.

Local Graduate Paying it Forward to Virginia Youth

Josh Maclin - summary

The Growing 4-H Science team is fortunate to provide Richmond City youth with opportunities to learn how STEM leads to a multitude of career paths and to hire these youth to pay it forward to the next generation. One such instructor is Joshua Maclin, who heads up Virginia Youth Voices through our digital media program.

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