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On October 10, 2012, millions of young people across the nation will become scientists for the day during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). NYSD is the premier national rallying event for year-round 4-H Science programming, bringing together youth, volunteers and educators from the nation’s 111 land-grant colleges and universities to simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment: 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge.
For more than 100 years, 4-H has been at the forefront of teaching youth about science, engineering and technology. Created to combat a shortage of American young people pursuing science college majors and careers, 4-H National Youth Science Day seeks to spark an early youth interest and leadership in science. The initiative also positions the Cooperative Extension System as an important answer to the need for 21st century scientists by demonstrating the system’s innovative science programming.
Currently, more than five million young people across the nation participate in 4-H science, engineering and technology programming in topics as varied as robotics, rocketry, wind power, GPS mapping, agricultural science, film making, water quality and biofuels. For more information on 4-H NYSD, visit www.4-H.org/NYSD
. The 2012 4-H National Youth Science Day is jointly sponsored by Lockheed Martin
, Donaldson Filtration Systems
, Motorola Solutions Foundation
and John Deere