CSI’s 4-H2O Youth Programming
What is the 4-H20 Youth Programming?
CSI’s 4-H20 Programming provides members of the 4-H youth organization with the opportunity to participate in unique water-related projects that are fun and educational. The Community Science Institute has partnered with 4-H since 2006 to mentor youth with a general interest in environmental science and water.
In 2016, the 4-H20 program is transitioning from a club format to a project based format. This means that any 4-H member can attend one activity or all of the activities offered. Each activity will be presented in a way that will make it approachable and enjoyable for those who have never participated and those who are familiar with the project.
What age group can participate?
The target age for programming is 6-14 and kids from elementary through high school are welcome to participate. Youth under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
What kinds of activities do the 4-H20 Youth Programs include?
In 2016 programs will include multiple opportunities to:
- Find a Geocache and sample for water quality in Stewart Park.
- Collect, identify and draw aquatic organisms from local streams and creeks to learn more about water quality.
- Ride on the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom – a boat that takes community members and visitors out on Cayuga Lake for “Eco-Cruises” to enjoy the lake and learn about water resources.
- Experience the ‘Physics of Water’ – a hands-on water curriculum that will delight kids of all ages.
How can I get involved?
To get involved with CSI’s 4-H20 programs, contact our Outreach Coordinator, Claire Weston at firstname.lastname@example.org