4-H Volunteer Symposium is Aug. 15

Darlington youths take part in the 4-H Camp at Home Full STEAM Ahead unit in these photos. Taybor Levine is completing a marshmallow and toothpick tower challenge; Hudson Chapman giving a thumbs-up after doing the American Clover Painting; Taybor Levine and John Ryan Truett try out the Magic Pepper and Soap experiment to learn about water buoyancy. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS


Are you interested in volunteering for 4-H?
Then we have the perfect opportunity. Clemson Extension will be hosting its 10th annual free Volunteer Symposium via Zoom on Saturday, Aug. 15. (Registrations must be received by Aug. 10 to guarantee a spot in the conference.)
A major advantage to this virtual environment is that it’s free and participants can join as much or as little of the symposium as they care to from the comfort of their own homes.
An outstanding slate of experts is ready to present from across the Southern Region. 4-H agents will also be on the call to answer any questions about 4-H in your respective county.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/sc4hvolunteer
JOURNEY TO MARS: This summer, 4-H is embarking on a Journey to Mars with five interactive lessons. After completing this mission, youths will not only know what it takes to travel to another planet and live there, but will also have sharpened their problem-solving skills.
You can use the hashtag #SC4HatHome to share photos of your work for a chance to win a 4-H prize pack. If you are not on social media, you can enter photos by e-mailing them to Ashley Burns at taberp@clemson.edu.
Journey to Mars is made possible through support by Google:
4-H and Google are coming together for a first-of-its-kind collaboration to develop skills students will need for the future, like computer science, problem solving, communication and collaboration to kids across the country, establishing a 4-H Computer Science (CS) Career Pathway.
As the nation’s largest youth development organization, 4-H has the reach and the infrastructure to mobilize a career pathway for America’s youth and grow true leaders prepared with the skills they need.
They envision a future where 4-H has the capacity and resources to deliver high-quality computer science activities to youths from all communities around the country. Google shares this vision and believes that all youths should have the opportunity to be creators — not just consumers — of technology.
Through Google.org’s grant
Growing a CS Pathway for America’s Youth: Accelerator Award, 4-H will bring CS programming to kids across the county equipping the next generation with the foundational skills they need to lead, innovate and problem-solve in every discipline.

Author: Stephan Drew

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