Dozens of Pinellas County Youth to Explore Drones in World’s Largest Youth-Led STEM Challenge
By taking part in the ninth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day, they will join 100,000 other youth in discovering the world of drones through hands-on experiences
On October 5th, youth in Pinellas County will join approximately a hundred thousand youth across the world in leading the ninth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (4- H NYSD) challenge. This year’s challenge, called Drone Discovery, introduces youth to the burgeoning field of drones in a hands-on, interactive design challenge.
This event is limited to 25 youth participants, so register online at Eventbrite to save your child's spot to participate. Everyone is welcome to come out and observe the experiment, so spread the word. Breakfast and refreshments will be served at 9 am.
Pinellas County youth will conduct the Drone Discovery challenge on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at the Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Drone Discovery will teach youth a wide variety of topics related to unmanned flight including flight dynamics, aircraft types, safety and regulations, remote sensing and flight control. Designed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension, the ands-on, three part engineering design challenge will allow youth to experiment with fixed and rotary wing designs, explore the concept of remote sensing and dive into the world of coding for real-world drone applications. UF/IFAS Extension – 4-H Youth Development Program in Pinellas County will be sponsoring the local event.
4-H NYSD is the world’s largest youth-led engineering design challenge, drawing nearly 100,000 participants in 2015. In addition to the event in Pinellas County, youth will conduct the challenge at hundreds of local events in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in countries around the world. National 4-H Council will host the flagship national event, with hundreds of youth participating in the challenge on October 5 in Washington, D.C. The 2016 4-H NYSD national partners are HughesNet®, Lockheed Martin and U.S. Cellular. DJI, the world’s largest maker of consumer drones, is the national sponsor.
All youth are invited to participate in 4-H NYSD. Additional information, please contact Alyssa Slavin, Pinellas County 4-H Agent at 727-582-2597 or email@example.com
If you would like to host your own NYSD experiment event, please check http://4-h.org/parents/national-youth-science-day/ for more details.
Park in the parking lot by the recylcing area off of Hamlin Blvd.
Bring a bag lunch if you plan to be there all day. Lunch will not be provided, but refreshments and a light breakfast will be.
If you only want to observe the flying portion of the activity, please plan to attend after lunch at 12:30pm. This will be when the participants showcase what they built during the first half of the event.
UF/IFAS is an Equal Opportunity Institution.