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Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
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Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
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1689 North 31st Road,
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Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
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Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

2018 4-H National Youth Science Day inspires kids to “Code Your World” in four-part experience

NEWS RELEASE – PREPARED BY Danielle Saletzki, 4-H & Youth Development Program Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit

         

2018 4-H National Youth Science Day inspires kids to “Code Your World” in four-part experience

Kids and teens in Bureau County will join more than 150,000 children across the country in leading the 11th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) challenge throughout the month of November. This year’s challenge, Code Your World, teaches young people computer science skills through four engaging hands-on activities.

Next month, Bureau County youth will hold 4-H NYSD events featuring the Code Your World challenge on November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library.

Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, this hands-on experience includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform, as well as three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction. Code Your World is perfect for first-time and beginner coders, ages 8 to 18.

 “In the 21st century, computer science is an important skill for kids everywhere to learn. CS skills will open up a world of opportunity for our kids to excel in school and find careers in a broad array of industries, from ag, to business to the arts,” shared Danielle Saletzki, 4-H Youth and Development Program Coordinator.

Youth ages 8-18 interested in participating in this free event can register by visiting, https://go.illinois.edu/codeyourworld or by calling the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-875-2878.  Space is limited so be sure to ensure your spot by Friday, November 2nd. 

4-H NYSD is an annual program that provides access and opportunity for kids everywhere to take an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by participating in a hands-on STEM challenge.  In addition to the event in Bureau County, kids will conduct the challenge at thousands of local events in all 50 states, and in countries around the world.

4-H NYSD 2018 was developed in collaboration with Google, with support from our national partners—BNY Mellon; Corteva AgriscienceTM , Agriculture Division of DowDuPontTM; and HughesNet.

About Illinois 4-H

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate please contact (815) 875-2878. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

 

For more information call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-875-2878. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

 

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