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 Patten Free Library in Bath
- October 16th, 6:30 pm, at Ricker Public Library in Poland
- November 6th, 6:00 pm, at Topsham Public Library
The Eco-Bot Challenge is:
- Open to youth ages 5-18 years old (youth ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult to participate)
- Geared to all levels so no prior robot experience is needed
- Free and materials for the experiment will be provided
Pre-registration is requested and is done with the hosting library. For more information about the Eco-Bot Challenge, contact Sarah Sparks or call (207) 353-5550 or (800) 287-1458 (in Maine), TDD: 1-800-287-8957. Information is also available on the UMaine Extension Events Calendar.
UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Sarah Sparks at 1-800-287-1458 to discuss their needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least ten days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be accepted.