4-H NYSD Partner Spotlight: HughesNet

HughesNet - 4-H - Youth

4-H programs sponsored by HughesNet give kids all over the country chances to experience science and technology in their own communities. HughesNet has sponsored national 4-H programs designed to show students just how interesting STEM can be. Among them is 4-H National Youth Science Day, the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. On October 7th, youth all over the country will be participating in local events while the national event is taking place in Washington D.C.




Top 5 Questions About the Maker Movement

I hosted a webinar entitled, “Extension & the Maker Movement,” and was able to answer a multitude of questions about the Maker Movement from professionals across the country. To enrich this discussion, I felt it necessary to answer these five basic questions about the Maker Movement.




4-H NYSD Partner Spotlight: U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular - 4-H

4-H STEM programs provide a strong foundation to feed young people's curiosity and help them learn what they are passionate about. This is one of the many reasons U.S. Cellular supports 4-H and STEM educational programs.




National Geographic: Robots in Action

National Geographic Explorers - summary

National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik has spent the last four years designing and building robotic equipment for photographers and explorers with National Geographic’s Remote Imaging Group. In this post, he describes some ways that robots are used to explore the deep ocean.

This summer, National Geographic invites you to build your own robotic solution to explore an extreme place you cannot or should not go! Submit your own robotic solution to National Geographic by August 1, for a movie ticket voucher to ROBOTS 3D* and the chance to have your solution published in a new National Geographic Kids book, Everything Robotics! Visit NatGeoEd.org/NGX for more challenges and information.




4-H Parent POV: James Experiences Loss and Acceptance

James - with pet chieck - summary

James was growing older and he was busy going to school, spending time with his friends and 4-H club. When he had a difficult day at school he could always go into the coop and hang with his “girls.” They trusted and depended on him every day and they would always make him feel better. He always found time for them and was sure to see to all their needs.

One cold morning, near the end of winter, James found Goldie in the coop flopping around and having a hard time walking. He brought her into the house to see what was wrong. She could barely stand up and was getting weaker as the day went by. She wouldn’t eat or drink. He decided to make a comfortable bed of hay for her in the basement to separate her from the others. Goldie continued to get weaker that night and into the next day. I let James stay home from school so he could care for her. He called his 4-H leader and she told him what he had feared - that Goldie wasn’t going to make it through the night.



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