Kids and teens in Dunn County will join more than 150,000 children across the country in leading the 12th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) challenge throughout the month of October. This year’s challenge, Game Changers, teaches young people coding skills through engaging hands-on activities.
Dunn County youth will hold two 4-H NYSD events featuring the Game Changers challenge on October 6th and 9th at the Dunn County Community Services Building. Click here to register for the event!
Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, this hands-on experience includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform, as well as two unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games, physical activities and puzzles. Game Changers is perfect for first-time and beginner coders, ages 8 to 14.
4-H NYSD is an annual program that provides access and opportunity for kids everywhere to take an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by participating in a hands-on STEM challenge. In addition to the event in Dunn County, kids will conduct the challenge at thousands of local events in all 50 states, and in countries around the world, throughout October.
All kids everywhere are invited to participate in 4-H NYSD. Additional information can be found at 4-H.org/NYSD, including information on how to register and get involved. Game Changers kits are available for sale at 4-HMall.org/nysd. Each kit comes equipped with all the materials necessary for youth to complete the experience, including instruction booklets for both youth and adult facilitators.
4-H NYSD 2018 was developed in collaboration with Google, with support from our national partners —Donaldson Filtration Solutions, HughesNet, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force.