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STEM Activities for Kids at the Waukesha County Fair


UW Extension in Waukesha County invites families and youth to participate in the 4-H STEM Kids Zone sponsored by Fleet Farm at the Waukesha County Fair from July 18-22.  This special event, offered each day of the County Fair, offers youth many opportunities to explore interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through hands on learning. 

 

“This event is just one opportunity to learn about STEM and the many other opportunities that 4-H offers to youth in Waukesha County;” said James Boling, Youth and Family Educator for UW Extension. “We are fortunate that Fleet Farm sponsors this program at the County Fair.”

 

The schedule for the 4-H STEM Kids Zone at the Waukesha County Fair includes:  

Wednesday, July 18th (1:00-5:00 pm) - Engineering

Thursday, July 19th (Noon-4:00 pm) - Physics

Friday, July 20th (Noon-4:00 pm) - Space

Saturday, July 21st (Noon-4:00 pm) - Electronics

Sunday, July 22nd (10:00am-5:00 pm) – Bubble Science

 

About UW-Extension Waukesha County 4-H

UW-Extension 4-H in Waukesha County connects youth and families to university knowledge, leadership development, and hands on applied learning through its connection with the University of Wisconsin. Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are:

  • Nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communities
  • Two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors
  • Two times more likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in the out-of-school time.

 

UW-Extension Waukesha County 4-H has more than 200 certified adult volunteers, 95 youth volunteers and 512 youth in 20 community clubs. Learn more at www.waukeshacounty.gov/uwex/4H/.  Find us on Twitter at @WaukeshaCo4H and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaukeshaCounty4H/.