Marianna, Florida May 12, 2017– Florida was awarded a $10,000 sponsorship from HughesNet® to implement STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) at Camp Timpoochee and Camp Cherry Lake this summer. Day camp programs will also be offered in nine Florida counties during the months of June and July.
Jackson County was selected as one of the sites to extend summer learning through STEM experiences. The Engineering Challenge Camp will be held in Jackson County on July 25th – 27th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Jackson 4-H Office on Penn Ave. The cost for this 3-day camp is $50 and is for youth ages 8 and up.
Register at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engineering-challenge-camp-tickets-34248445021 or download a registration form 2017 Camp and Workshop Flyer and Registration Form_May 2017_ To learn more about Jackson County 4-H, visit https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/jacksonco/ .
To register and learn more about Jackson County 4-H click here 2017 Camp and Workshop Flyer and Registration Form_May 2017
Dr. Michael Gutter, Florida 4-H State Program Leader said “We are grateful for the partnership with a technology leader like HughesNet® to get more kids interested in how STEM affects our lives and has great career paths. Camp is a fun way to learn about STEM and a great way for youth to spend part of their summers”
STEM at Camp is part of a national effort on the part of HughesNet and National 4-H Council to spark youth interest in STEM topics. Florida was one of four states selected to receive a Summer Camp STEM grant. The other states include Illinois, Maine, and Virginia. This is the third consecutive year that HughesNet has supported STEM at Camp programs and the first year that Florida has been a recipient of this funding.
National 4-H Council and HughesNet are dedicated to sparking youth interest in STEM topics through hands-on, community-based STEM learning. In addition to STEM at Camp, HughesNet works with National 4-H Council to support STEM programs such as the 4-H Youth in Action STEM Pillar award, National Engineering Week and National Youth Science Day – the world’s largest youth-led STEM challenge.
As the nation’s largest youth development organization, 4‑H grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. In the U.S., 4‑H serves every county and parish through our network of 110 universities and more than 3,000 local offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries.
National 4‑H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4‑H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Learn more about 4‑H at www.4‑H.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-h and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/4h.
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