4-H National Youth Science Day 2017 – Join in the Fun

What is National 4-H Youth Science Day?

4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. Every year thousands of youth take part in the National Science Challenge focusing on important STEM topics and issues. NYSD takes place during National 4-H Week (October 1-7, 2017).

What is the experiment this year?

The 2017 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge is called Incredible Wearables. The Incredible Wearables experiment is a fun way for youth to build wearable fitness trackers. The 70 to 90-minute hands-on project is suitable for 4th to 12th graders.

Check out a video about the Incredible Wearables experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E588sR-UeyM

How do I participate?

You can participate in three different ways:

  • Attend the countywide NYSD event co-hosted by Dane County 4-H Youth Development & Wisconsin National Guard Child & Youth program.
  • Your club can host a local NYSD event. Find a time and place in your community to do the experiment as a club during National 4-H Week. You can even open it up to the public to promote your 4-H club and recruit new members!
  • Youth leaders can help teach and lead the experiment. If you are in grades 9-12, we could use your help as a NYSD facilitator. You can take a leadership role in running the October 5th countywide NYSD event or a local club NYSD experiment.

How do I get the materials to do the experiment?

If your club wants to host a NYSD event, you can purchase kits from 4-H Mall or you can check out kits that have been purchased by the Dane County 4-H Leaders Association. A SignUp Genius form is being used to manage kit check out: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044fa9af2eaaf94-national


Contact Brianna Stapleton Welch, 4-H Youth Development Educator, Dane County UW-Extension

(608) 224-3702; stapleton-welch.brianna@countyofdane.com

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