4-H National Stem Challenged Announced

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program is taking part in the 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD). The 4-H STEM Challenge is an annual initiative to inspire kids everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on learning.

The race to land humans on Mars is on! The 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars with the activity, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities for youth ages 8-14. Youth ages 5-7 can attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The event will take place Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Falcon’s Nest located at 2001 E. Main St., Falconer, NY 14733. Participants will explore the surface of Mars via parachute and will then create a rover to explore further. The cost of the course is $10.00 for youth currently enrolled in 4-H and $12.00 for youth who are not enrolled in 4-H. All materials are provided. Face masks must be worn for the duration of the class.

Register by visiting www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua or by calling 716-664-9502 ext. 212. Class size is limited!

The program is sponsored by the Science and Technology Opportunities for Rural Youth (STORY) Program led by CCE 4-H Community Educator Molly Brown. The STORY Project encourages youth to solve real-world problems with science, technology, engineering, and math. Upon completing the Mars Base Camp activity youth will receive a swag bag with fun prizes. The STORY Program is recruiting groups of youth in grades 6-12 who are interested in STEM. Contact Molly Brown for more information at 716-664-9502 ext. 216.

The 4-H Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.