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One Million New Scientists. One Million New Ideas.™

The United States is falling dangerously behind other nations in developing its future workforce of scientists, engineers, and technology experts. To ensure global competitiveness, we must act now to prepare the next generation of science, engineering, and technology leaders.

The 4-H Youth Development Program—with its direct connection to the research and resources of the Cooperative Extension System’s 106 land-grant universities and colleges— is strategically positioned to strengthen US global competitiveness and leadership.

4-H will address our nation’s critical challenge by preparing 1 million new young people to excel in science, engineering, and technology by 2013. Currently, 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology programs reach more than 5 million youth with hands-on learning experiences to encourage young minds and fill the pipeline of young leaders proficient in science. To read more about the National 4-H SET initiative visit the National 4-H site at www.4-H.org.

Louisiana 4-H offers many exciting programs and opportunities for youth to get involved in science, engineering and technology. From veterinary science to shooting sports science, engineering and technology principles are used.  In 2008 middle school youth experienced the Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology camp where they learned about robotics and rocketry, energy, wetlands, GPS, outdoor skills and forensic science. Teens participated in educational tracks and contests at the annual 4-H University in forensic science, outdoor skills, bio-engineering, aquaculture, automotive engineering, computer simulation, entomology, environmental conservation, forestry, horticulture, plant science, photography, fashion, and much more.

Programs

Check with your local parish to find out about exciting local programs. Many parishes offer rocketry and robotic workshops, SET clubs for youth, weekend science camps, shooting sports clubs, marsh maneuvers and more.

Teachers, club leaders, 4-H members, and volunteers can find additional SET resources here.


Louisiana 4-H Robotics
Camper at LOST Camp

Louisiana 4-H is using robotics to increase youth interest in science, engineering and technology. Several opportunitities are available for youth to participate in robotic workshops through parish programs.

Wet Work Video Series Promotion
Wet Work Video Series

(Video) Wet Work is a video series that gives students a glimpse into the careers of wetland professionals who are making a difference in Louisiana's unique habitats. It's part of the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program, which is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. The teen hosts in these videos work alongside these professional wet workers to learn firsthand about the importance of Louisiana's wetlands. (Runtime- :58)

Change Lives One Stitch at a Time with Your Creative Kindness
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Do you have 4‐H Clubs and members in your area looking for a community service project? There are children across the world who would be grateful for one new dress or pair of shorts to wear. Here is an opportunity to put sewing skills to use by creating something special for children and adults in need. This packet contains a few ideas and resources to get you started.

Youth Energy Program
The 4-H Youth Energy Program (YEP) is a statewide school enrichment program designed to involve and educate high school youth focusing on encouraging and challenging youth to become ambassadors for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

ATV safety vital during work or play
ATVonhill
Learning safety in the operation of all-terrain vehicles, also known as ATVs, is an important part of the program in 4-H in Louisiana and nationwide.
Rabbit Showmanship
This article will teach the basics of rabbit showmanship.
4-H Filmmaking Studio
Filmmaking Studio
The Virtual 4-H Filmmaking Studio & Workshop, located at www.4-H.org/curriculum/filmmaking is the online space to find tools and resources about video production and “how to make your own film”.
Star Doll Fashion Game
Star Doll Welcome Screen
Help us by playing online in the fashion inspired world and completing the online survey. Stardoll is the largest online community for girls who love fashion, shopping, decorating, creativity, and making new friends from around the world. Members create their own MeDoll avatar, go shopping, dress up, decorate their suite, express themselves creatively and socialize with each other.
4-H'ers battle bots at 4-H University
4-H'ers participated in a Clover College session on robotics at the 2009 4-H University. Partnering with the LSU Computer Science department, 4-H kicked off the INSPIRE program.
Students build, compete with robots during 4-H University
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(Distributed 07/09/09) BATON ROUGE, La. – Students attending the robotics class at the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University squared off in fierce combat with robots they built and programmed. The robots fought in a circle, and the object was to push an opponent out of a 2-foot ring.
Wet Work Video Clip
The video allows students get a glimpse into the careers of wetland professionals who are making a difference in Louisiana’s unique habitats.
Videography
Video Camera Challenge
Louisiana 4-H offers several opportunities for youth interested in videography.
4-H Youth Wetlands Program: Training future leaders to save America's Treasure
YWW
The Youth Wetlands Education and Outreach Program is a statewide LSU AgCenter 4-H program sponsored by the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration. The program is designed to heighten students’ awareness of Louisiana’s wetland loss through an organized educational program of outreach, empowerment and advocacy.
YWW Material Packing Day
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To help prepare for YWW, America's Wetland Conservation Corps(AWCC) members from across Louisiana came to Baton Rouge to help get all the YWW educational materials packaged and delivered to more than 50,000 students.