Hundreds of Buffalo County Students to join 4-H and Google in Computer Science Challenge
2018 4-H National Youth Science Day inspires kids to “Code Your World” in four-part experience
Kids and teens in Buffalo 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 October. This year’s challenge, Code Your World, teaches young people computer science skills through four engaging hands-on activities.
This month, Buffalo County youth will hold 4-H NYSD event featuring the Code Your World challenge throughout the whole month at 4-H Afterschool, the Mondovi Community Youth Center and local school districts.
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 14.
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 Buffalo County, kids will conduct the challenge at thousands of local events in all 50 states, and in countries around the world, throughout October.
All kids everywhere are invited to participate in 4-H NYSD. Additional information can be found at 4-H.org/NYSD, including information on how to register and get involved.
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.