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Over 100 attend 4-H Family Science Night
October 19, 2016
Over 100 people attended the 4th annual Montgomery County 4-H Family Science Night October 15. This year’s theme was “Drone Discovery” and many of the learning stations were related to the theme. Participants visited various hands-on learning stations. Attendees learned about the principles of flight and made a glider out of a foam plate, as well as a copter. 6th Grade science teacher, Joshua Hughes, from Litchfield Middle School, demonstrated how to make a “MakerBot”. Youth used the “MakerBot” to create a colorful piece of art.
At the 3D printing station, run by 4-H members Gabe Dudek and Alex Miller, youth, as well as parents, could make their own 3D design and see a 3D printed drone. There were two computer programming stations available. Volunteers Merle Imler and Dr. Barb Mulch taught older students to program a drone flight path over Montgomery County. 4-H member Emma Hughes worked with younger students to help them program a computer for the first time. Local drone hobbyists, John Galer and Dave Imler, demonstrated how to operate a drone and did flight demonstrations. The drone flight demonstrations proved to be a crowd favorite, and always had a large crowd to watch.
If you are interested in programs offered by 4-H, visit the 4-H website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/montgomery4h/ or call the Montgomery County Extension office 217-532-3941 or by emailing email@example.com. 4-H needs volunteers willing share their knowledge with young eager learners. If you are interested in volunteering to teach a workshop or course please contact Elisha Hughes at the Extension office.
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.
Local Contact: Elisha Hughes, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org