4-H members, leaders attend training [UPDATED]Published 9:20am Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Updated 11:21am Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Local 4-H members and leaders recently attended a training in Redwood Falls for 4-H Science.
This training included two tracks involving hands-on training in 4-H Aquatic Robotics and 4-H Robotics.
Those representing East Otter Tail County were Audra Nord, Promise Fellow, Marjorie, Jenna and Hailey Wegscheid, and Samantha Green.
Particpants learned to build an aquatic robotics unit called a Seaperch. They also had the oppotunity to learn about the robotics in building and programming a robot made with a variation of Legos.
The goal of the training was to train teams of youth and adults and bring the experience back to the members in their counties.
4-H Science, Engineering and Technology programs reach more than five million youth with hands-on learning experiences to encourage young minds and to fill the pipeline of young leaders proficient in science. Teams of 4-H members will be encouraged to identify a lake in their county and monitor.
Other teams were encouraged to share their experience with robotics to youth in their counties. 4-H project ares that will be included are: Water/wetlands, Fishing Sports, Robotics, Citizenship and Youth Leadership.
4-H is open to anyone grades 3-12 grade. There is even a program for K-2 called Cloverbuds. 4-H is a youth developmental program that offers 4-H clubs and 4-H Adventures. If you want more information about the 4-H Aqua Robotics program you can call your local county Extension Office at 218-385-5420.