Calendar of Events - 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment
The 2012 National Science Experiment, the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge, explores how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math.
Youth will assemble their own Eco-Bot, then discover how the robot functions. Youth will design a set of control surfaces to program the Eco-Bot to perform a simulated environmental clean-up project.
Join in the experiment at one of these sites, or host your own 4-H National Youth Science Day site!
October 2nd, 4:00 pm, at the Patten Free Library in Bath, Maine
October 6th, Multiple Sessions: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm, at the Perry Harvest Fair, at the Perry Municipal Building and Grounds, in Perry, Maine
October 10th, 6:00 pm, at the Windham Public Library in Windham, Maine
October 16th, 6:30 pm, at the Ricker Public Library in Poland, Maine
October 18th, 4:30 pm, at the Searsport Elementary School Cafeteria in Searsport, Maine
October 18th, 7:00 pm, at the Windsor Fairgrounds in Windsor, Maine
November 6th, 6:00 pm, at the Topsham Public Library in Topsham, Maine
- Open to youth ages 5 – 18 years old.
- Youth ages 5 – 10 must be accompanied by an adult to participate.
- No prior robotics experience is needed.
- Registration is free and includes materials for the experiment.
Pre-registration is requested. Register at the hosting library. For more information about the experiment, contact Sarah Sparks at (207) 353-5550, or (800) 287-1458 (in Maine), TDD: 1-800-287-8957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the events calendar at extension.umaine.edu.