National 4-H Council, HughesNet sponsor STEM camp

Source: Kim Hall, 660-747-3193

WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The National 4-H Council and HughesNet awarded a $10,000 grant to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to 4-H campers in Missouri. 4-H is part of University of Missouri Extension.

Campers in Clay, Cass, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Ray and St. Clair counties will benefit from the programming June 7-9 at Camp Bob White in Knob Noster State Park, says 4-H youth specialist Kim Hall.

Programming for the camp includes robotics, meteorology, astronomy and aerospace. Speakers include a storm chaser, personnel from Whiteman Air Force Base who work with drones, and an engineer from HughesNet, a satellite communications company.

A Tufts University study shows that 4-H members are two times more likely than their peers to participate in STEM activities in grades 10-12.

A program of Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, engaging 6 million young people throughout the U.S.

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