On October 6th, 2010 youth in Brunswick County will join hundreds of thousands of young people across the nation as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, and conduct one simultaneous experiment: 4-H2O, the 2010 National Science Experiment.
4-H2O will teach youth how carbon dioxide can affect aquatic animals, plants and other living organisms in lakes, streams, rivers and oceans. It will feature a series of interactive activities and discussions to demonstrate the importance of water quality and its relevance to climate change, and how they can help reduce their carbon footprint in their own communities.
To combat a national shortage of young people pursuing science college majors and careers, 4-H National Youth Science Day will spark an early youth interest in science education. Currently, more than five million youth across the nation take part in 4-H science, engineering and technology year-long programming. Through the One Million New Scientists, One Million New Ideas campaign, 4-H has undertaken a bold goal to engage one million new young people in science, engineering and technology programs by the year 2013.
An event will be held at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Service at the Government Complex, Building N, at 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Youth ages 5-19 and their families are invited to attend.
To request more information or to RSVP to attend, please contact: Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant, at 910-253-2610 or firstname.lastname@example.org