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Local 4-H Youth Participate in National 4-H Youth Science Day

Posted 9/21/2011

On October 5, 2011, 4-H youth in Clark County will join millions of young people across the nation to become scientists for the day during the fourth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). Local 4-H youth will demonstrate the wind energy technologies at the Neighborhood Recreation Center located at 1638 N. Bruce St., North Las Vegas 89030. The demonstration will take place at 3:30 p.m.

As part of 4-H NYSD, youth will participate in Wired for Wind: the 2011 National Science Experiment which will demonstrate how young people can implement alternatives to traditional energy production and have a positive impact on their communities and ecosystems. To combat a national shortage of young people pursuing science college majors and occupations, and to enhance the nation’s contribution to the sciences, 4-H NYSD demonstrates that science, engineering, math and technology are fun and attainable options for college degrees and future careers.

Currently, more than five million young people across the nation participate in 4-H science, engineering, technology and applied math year-long programming. Through the One Million New Scientists, One Million New Ideas campaign, 4-H is working toward a bold goal to engage one million new young people in science, engineering, technology and applied math programs by the year 2013.

For more information, please contact Steven Hollingsworth at 702-257-5597 or email.

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