National 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. This year's NYSD event will take place on October 4, 2017. The 2017 challenge is called Incredible Wearables, and it was developed by the Nebraska 4-H Youth Development. The Incredible Wearables kit is a fun way for youth to build wearable fitness trackers, and is perfect for classrooms, clubs, or at-home use. The 70 to 90 minute hands-on project is suitable for youth in grades 4th-12th. Each low-cost kid can serve 4-8 kids at a time and is reusable. Kits include youth and facilitator guides.

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Nebraska 4-H is hosting a statewide National Youth Science Day event via Zoom Video Conferencing on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 3:30-5pm CT. During the event, youth will be able to complete this year’s Incredible Wearables challenge in their local community while connecting with youth in other locations across the state who are also completing the challenge.

The Zoom Video Conference will be hosted live from Nebraska’s NYSD Headquarters in Innovation Studio on the Nebraska Innovation Campus (former 4-H Building on what used to be State Fair Park). Approximately 15 youth, with the assistance of teen leaders from Lancaster County, will participate in the NYSD challenge from this location. An emcee will interact with youth at this location and with participating sites from across the state who have joined by video conference. Professionals in wearable technologies and engineering fields will be speaking with participants throughout the afternoon.     

To join this year’s Nebraska NYSD statewide event, you need:

  • A National Youth Science Day kit (each kit supports 1-4 youth)
  • A group of youth meeting together in one location
  • A computer with internet connectivity, and a web cam and microphone for the computer
  • An adult volunteer, afterschool professional, or Nebraska Extension staff member to help answer questions and to help manage the activity locally

Have each of these things? Then, complete the form below. Zoom Video Conferencing information will be shared after the registration has been completed. We look forward to completing the 2017 NYSD challenge with you on October 4!