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S.T.E.M. is the wave of the future

Posted 9/17/2014

Lori Leas and Jay Clyde, 4-H community based instructors, along with several youth, watch and listen to the rockets blast off at the Lifelong Learning Center during a summer 4-H STEM day camp.

Lori Leas and Jay Clyde, 4-H community based instructors, along with several youth, watch and listen to the rockets blast off at the Lifelong Learning Center during a summer 4-H STEM day camp. Photo Courtesy of Karen Best, 4-H program coordinator.

Rockets to the Rescue ~ National 4-H Youth Science Day ~ October 8

For more than 100 years, 4-H has been at the forefront of teaching young people about science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.). The hands-on programs empower youth and provide them with opportunities to grown, learn, and become confident kids.

Each year, 4-H offers a glimpse into S.T.E.M. with exciting, interactive learning experiences that engage thousands of youth across the country in conducting the National Science Experiment. This year’s science day focuses on rocketry—Rockets to the Rescue!

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development program’s National Youth Science Day’s event will take place on October 8 at Diaz Elementary School from 4-7 p.m. The event, hosted by Diaz Eagle Artists 4-H Club, is family-friendly and offers demonstrations with air and straw rockets and a family, pot-luck picnic. Diaz Elementary School is located 4450 E. Owens, Las Vegas, Nev.

For more information about the 4-H program or the National Youth Science Day, email or call Karen Best at 702-257-5538.

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. The 4-H program promotes life skills development through an expanding number of delivery modes: 4-H community and project clubs, military and 4-H Afterschool programs; special interest groups; school enrichment; camping and more.

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