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Youth from Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia to become Geospatial Scientists on 4-H National Youth Science Day
4-H youth from D.C., Maryland and Virginia will join millions of young people across the nation to become scientists for the day during the sixth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD).
150 youth from the National Capital Area will participate in 4-H Maps & Apps: the 2013 National Science Experiment, designed to inspire young people to be critical thinkers by embracing a technology that can help change and shape communities in innovative ways.
4-H Maps & Apps will introduce youth to the importance of geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) as they use an important GIS technique called "layering" to map and design their dream recreational park.
Oct. 9, 2013
8:00- 12:30 p.m. EDT
National 4-H Youth Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
To request more information or to RSVP to attend, please contact:
Kate Caskin, National 4-H Council, 240-454-4025, firstname.lastname@example.org
Local youth conducting the 2013 National Science Experiment
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To combat a national shortage of young people pursuing science college majors and occupations, and to enhance the nation’s contribution to the sciences, 4-H NYSD demonstrates that science, technology, engineering, and math are fun and attainable options for college degrees and future careers. Currently, more than five million young people across the nation participate in 4-H science, technology, engineering and applied math year-long programming.
New this year is an online game and an app called 4-H Maps & Apps available via the iTunes Apps store. To join the conversation on 4-H NYSD, follow National 4-H Council (@4H) on Twitter or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H and use the hashtag #4HNYSD.
Learn more at www.4-H.org/NYSD.