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4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) Day Camp

Posted 4/30/2009

PRIOR 4-H EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED!

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s (UNCE) Lifelong Learning Center is holding a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) day camp from July 20-24. The day camp, open to youth between the ages of 12-15, will include activities in basic sciences, nutrition science, alternative energy, GPS/GIS, digital camera, robotics and rocketry.

Youth participants will get to build and race a robot, build and launch straw and paper rockets, as well as build an Estes rocket to take home. Other activities include building an altimeter and hands-on experiments with alternative energy.

UNCE Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 Paradise Road (at I-215 and Windmill Lane). Cost of the day camp is $140 and includes lunch and activities. Please note that previous 4-H experience is not required.

For more information on 4-H or the day camp, please contact Tera Robinson at 702-257-5524 or e-mail robinsont@unce.unr.edu .

4-H is an organization that primarily focuses on positive youth development and is open to all youth ages 5 to 19. 4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, life skills and technical skills through active participation in events, projects and community service. 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in the United States with over 7 million members. There are over 49,000 young people engaged in 4-H programs across the state of Nevada. 4-H is delivered in many different settings including community and project clubs, military and 4-H afterschool programs; special interest groups; school enrichment; faith-based; camping and more.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University of Nevada—and other land-grant universities—to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, sometimes in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at www.unce.unr.edu .

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