July 27-31, 2015: 4-H Eco-Challenge 2015
The theme for 2015 is eco-invasion. Learn about how invasive species disrupt our eco-systems and how technology and problem-solving can be used to make our world a better place. The task over the 5-day program will be to create an actual robot capable of removing invasive species from a location without disturbing the native species. Youth participants (ages 12-17) will get hands-on opportunities with:
- Lego EV3 Mindstorm kits
- Robotic programming languages
- GPS units and GIS software
- Data loggers
- Invasive species identification
- Nature walks, talks and more
It will take place at Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center off White Lake Road, 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386. It will be from 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.for ages 12–18.
Early registrations May 1– July 4 and will cost $100. Normal registration is July 5 - 18 and will cost $120, Onsite registration $140.. Registration includes a t-shirt, lab fees and material fees. Registration does not include the following: $10 4-H member registration (If not a 4-H member in 2014), lunch, $7 daily park entry pass for Indian Springs Metropark. A $30 annual pass can be purchased that is valid at all Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
Who should attend? Youth interested in hands-on interactive and experiential learning activities relating to engineering, science, discovery, biology, nature, and fun!
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For more information, contact Jason M. Scott at 248-858-0892.
August 15-16, 2015: 4-H Family Fun Weekend
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688