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2014 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment

Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Participate in a two hour training introducing this year’s 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment “Rockets to the Rescue!”

4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment train-the-trainer workshop will offer 2 hours of professional development for 4-H volunteers, afterschool and child care providers, teachers, or library staff.

The workshop will be delivered via distance learning, to sites around the state. At the end of the workshop participants will have experience and resources to deliver the 2014 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment “Rockets to the Rescue!”

Participants will

  • learn how to deliver 4-H “Rockets to the Rescue!”, an introductory aerospace program.
  • receive curriculum and materials to deliver 4-H “Rockets to the Rescue!” with youth.
  • participants will be asked to host at least one NYSD experiment with youth, within 2 months of training.
  • be introduced to 4-H Science curriculum that’s research-based and easy to use.

Participants must complete the full training to receive CEUs and materials. Successful completion of the program includes materials for 10 participants in 4-H “Rockets to the Rescue!”

Training dates, times, and locations

September 11, 6:30 p.m.

  • Bangor, Caribou Hall, 307 Maine Avenue
  • Ellsworth, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 63 Boggy Brook Road
  • Lisbon, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 24 Main Street
  • Machias, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 28 Center Street

September 12, 3:30 p.m.

  • Dover-Foxcroft, University of Maine Cooperative Extension,165 East Main Street
  • Falmouth, University of Maine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive
  • Waldo, RSU 20 staff only

October 7, 6:30 p.m.

  • Augusta, Kennebec County Government Center, 125 State Street, 3rd Floor
  • Ellsworth, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 63 Boggy Brook Road
  • Houlton, Sheriff’s Department, 25 School Street, suite 210
  • Orono, University of Maine (location of Tandberg unit to be determined)
  • Skowhegan, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 7 County Drive
  • South Paris, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 9 Olson Road
  • Waldoboro, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 377 Manktown Road

How to Participate

Register at a location near you.

Registration Info

  • Credits: 0.2 CEUs will be available
  • Cost: $10 for currently enrolled 4-H volunteers, $25 for non-enrolled volunteers
  • Register online

More Information about the 2014 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment, “Rockets to the Rescue!”

4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is an exciting, interactive learning experience that engages thousands of youth across the country in conducting the National Science Experiment. The national 4-H NYSD event will take place on October 8, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

The University of Arizona developed the 2014 National Science Experiment: Rockets to the Rescue! Learn more about this exciting activity which focuses on aerospace engineering.

The experiment is designed for upper elementary-middle school youth, but is adaptable for ages 5-18.

Learn more details about the experiment by visiting www.4-h.org/4-h-national-youth-science-day.

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Image Description: 4-H leaders teach youth about wind power; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

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Cooperative Extension: 4-H
103 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 1.800.287.0274
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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