Missouri 4-H Awarded $10,000 Sponsorship for
Summer Camp STEM Experience

Warrensburg, MO (June 4, 2016) – Missouri was awarded a $10,000 sponsorship from HughesNet® to implement a "Summer Camp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Experience" during CCHJLRS camp this summer. During Camp Bob White on June 7-9, local youth will learn more about robotics, aerospace, meteorology, astronomy, bees, and BioBlitz.

Summer Camp STEM Experiences are part of a national effort to spark youth interest in STEM education. Missouri was one of four states selected to receive a Summer Camp STEM grant. The other states include [Colorado, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

This year’s camp will include three fun filled days of STEM adventures. One hundred and twenty-five youth will have the opportunity to build their own robots, learn about how drones work within the mission of the United Sates Air Force, hear about experiences of local storm chases, see the stars with local astronomers, and check out all the living organisms around Camp Bob White.

National 4-H Council and HughesNet are dedicated to sparking an interest in STEM topics early, through hands-on, community-based STEM learning. In addition to Summer Camp STEM Experiences, HughesNet works with National 4-H Council to support STEM programs such as the 4-H Youth in Action STEM Award, National Engineering Week and National Youth Science Day – the world’s largest youth-led science challenge that engages young scientists from around the country. The effort includes a focus on communities where resources for science-focused community programs are often limited.

To learn more about Missouri 4-H, visit www.4h.missouri.edu

About 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. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3,000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H and Twitter at www.twitter.com/4H.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative solutions and a comprehensive suite of HughesONTM managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.




Eating from the Garden

Calling all 4-H members enrolled in the Gardening project!  Eating from the Garden is a hands on gardening and nutrition class. Youth will learn about plant science, gardening and nutrition. Our sessions will include visits to the garden as well as food tastings with the garden produce. Eating from the Garden will meet on Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (except for the first two meetings which will be in the evening) at the Cass County Extension office, 201 W. Wall St., Harrisonville. Meeting dates are May 11 and May 18 from 6-7 p.m. and then from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on May 25, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 20 and July 27. To register call the Cass County Extension office at 816-380-8460 by May 4. For questions or more information contact project leader Kylie Dicket at dicketkn@missouri.edu or 816-380-8460.


Food Preservation Party

Do you want to enjoy fresh, delicious foods preserved at home?  In this hands-on workshop participants will learn the basic canning principles, food safety, proper equipment to use, food selection for optimum flavor, and storage guidelines.  The party will be on June 11, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Cass County Extension Center located at 201 W. Wall Street in Harrisonville. Cost is $80 per participant and pre-registration and payment is required.  Contact the MU Cass County Extension Center to register no later than June 6, 2016.  Please see the link for more information PreservationParty.pdf or to register please use Registration Form (PDF).


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4-H GROWS...

4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today's world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow.  4-H programs are research-backed and offer life-changing experiences to youth . Click on this link and find out 4-H can Grow your Youth, http://www.4-h.org/grows/, or Contact Brittany Nieder, 4-H Youth Educator for more details.