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4-H National Youth Science Day!

Youth holding a live starfish; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDAMaine 4-H Youth Learn and Lead on Climate Change

During the month of October, youth in Maine will join hundreds of thousands of young people across the nation as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, and conduct one simultaneous experiment: 4-H2O, the 2010 National Science Experiment.

4-H2O will:

  • teach youth how carbon dioxide can affect aquatic animals, plants, and other living organisms in lakes, streams, rivers, and oceans;
  • feature a series of interactive activities and discussions to demonstrate the importance of water quality and its relevance to climate change; and
  • show how youth can help reduce their carbon footprint in their own communities.

To combat a national shortage of young people pursuing science college majors and careers, 4-H National Youth Science Day will spark an early youth interest in science education. Currently, more than five million youth across the nation take part in 4-H science, engineering, and technology year-long programming. Through the One Million New Scientists, One Million New Ideas campaign, 4-H has undertaken a bold goal to engage one million new young people in science, engineering, and technology programs by the year 2013.

Come join us at one of these events!

  • October 7, 2010, 3:30 pm, Patten Free Library, Bath
  • October 18, 2010, 3:30 pm, Lisbon Falls Public Library
  • October 26, 2010, 3:30 pm, South Portland Public Library
  • October 26, 2010, 5:30 pm, Baxter Memorial Library, Gorham
  • October 27, 2010, 6:30 pm, New Gloucester Public Library
  • November 3, 2010, 3:00 pm, Auburn Public Library

To request more information, or to RSVP, please contact: Sarah Sparks, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 24 Main St, Lisbon, ME 04252 1-800-287-1458 or

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