Learn more about the 4-H program in our bi-monthly newsletter. Please contact the Crow Wing County 4-H office with questions: 218-824-1065. To enroll in 4-H, visit: https://mn.4honline.com
Celebrate Ag & Food Day
4-H families & alumni are invited to join a celebration of Minnesota agriculture and food at a special UMN Gopher football game on September 20. Discounted tickets can be purchased at z.umn.edu/umafd2014. Join us before the game from 9:00–11:00 a.m. for activities outside the stadium including a tailgate party featuring Minnesota brats and cheese. To RSVP or ask questions, contact Erin Kelly-Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Youth Science Day Rockets to the rescue!
On October 8, 4-H’ers across the country will become scientists for a day for the 7th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day!In light of the recent natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, this year’s event will have one mission: design and build an aerodynamic food transportation device that can deliver a payload of nutritious food to disaster victims.
Youth Science Day is an exciting, interactive learning experience that engages thousands of youth in conducting the National Science Experiment. The goal is to spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year’s Rockets to the Rescue experiment will help youth learn engineering concepts, develop math skills, learn about nutrition and help solve a relevant, global issue.
STEM is the wave of the future. Experts credit technological innovation with almost half of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years, and nearly all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM. But America is falling behind. Today, the United States ranks 27th among developed nations with college students receiving science or engineering degrees. Only 1% of 4th graders, 2% of 8th graders and 1% of 12th graders are deemed “advanced” in science. Only 45% of high school graduates in 2011 were ready for college work in math and 30% were ready in science.
Learn more information and order kits today at http://www.4-h.org/4-h-national-youth-science-day/. If you are interested in participating or have questions, contact your county 4-H Program Coordinator.
Military Extension Internship
A partnership between the Cooperative Extension System and the Department of Defense has provided the funding for a national, military childcare/youth development internship program. Through this initiative, students and recent graduates have the opportunity to develop professional skills in childcare and youth development through practical work experience with military children, youth and families.
Interns are placed on military installations across the United States with limited opportunities for international placement. They will receive an hourly wage or stipend and assistance with travel expenses.
The program is accepting applications for the Spring 2015 class until September 30. More information and application materials can be found at http://www.ydae.purdue.edu/military/. Questions may be referred to: Jessica Wandless email@example.com.