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#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
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Email: uie-cjmm@illinois.edu
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Branch Office (Christian County)
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 4.30pm

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Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
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Branch Office (Macoupin County)
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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4-H Host Robotic Workshops in Taylorville

On June 6 and 10, University of Illinois Extension and Christian County 4-H hosted robotic workshops for youths. On June 6, 4-H offered two WeDo Robotics workshops for youth ages 6-9, at the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville. Youth explored engineering, technology and coding as they created, built and programed their own robot.

 

On June 10, students over the age of 9 participated in the 4-H Robotics Challenge. This full day workshop allowed youth to explore, develop, design and program a robotic vehicle for the next mission to Mars. Robots were designed to run through a challenging obstacle course on a simulated Mars-scape. 

 

Christian County 4-H is offering many workshops for youth this summer. Many workshops are open to all youth, and they do not have to be a member of 4-H to attend. A full list of upcoming activities can be seen at the 4-H website.  For more information about Extension robotics programs or 4-H, please contact Alicia Gullidge, Christian County 4-H Program Coordinator, at the Extension office in Taylorville by phone 217-287-7246, or email at gullidge@illinois.edu, or online at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/christian4h/. 

 

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.

 

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PICTURE CAPTIONS: Lillian Voudrie and Mercedes Owen proudly show off the robot they built at the 4-H Robotics Challenge workshop in Taylorville.

Local Contact: Alicia Gullidge, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, gullidge@illinois.edu