BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota’s more than 9,400 4-H members and thousands of alumni and volunteers will join with millions across the U.S. in celebrating the 75th consecutive National 4-H Week October 1-7, 2017.
“South Dakota 4-H joins in the celebration recognizing the positive youth development experiences that the 4-H program offers youth across the state,” said Donna Bittiker, SDSU Extension State 4-H Program Director.
Youth Science Day
One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week every year is 4-H National Youth Science Day, October 4. The theme of this year’s Science Day is Incredible Wearables. During the month of October, youth across South Dakota will join 4-H members nationwide in using the engineering design process to build a prototype wearable technology that will gather data to help solve a real-world problem.
SDSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is a partnership of federal (USDA), state (Land Grant University), and county resources through youth outreach activities of SDSU Extension. Youth learn and experience Leadership, Health and Wellness, Science and Ag-Vocacy through a network of professional staff and volunteers reaching more than 9,400 enrolled members with yearly programming efforts to an additional 35,000 youth participants.
To learn more about 4-H and how you or someone you know can become involved in 4-H, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor. A complete list can be found at www.iGrow.org under Field Staff Listing.
— SDSU Extension
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