Extension Agents play an important role in the 4-H robotics program. Through your hard work and dedication, youth have an opportunity to participate in hands-on educational fun that teaches them the technical skills, as well as life skills, necessary to be successful in a digital economy.
Under the Extension Plan of Work, you will be asked to:
- Participate in in-service trainings
- Host county interest meetings or booths
- Realize that robotics may start off as a project and evolve into a club — it’s OK to start small!
- Recruit volunteers
- Assist volunteers in completing the volunteer application packet
- Train volunteers on 4-H fundamentals using the 4-H 101 materials
- Train volunteers on the 4-H robotics year round training curriculum
- Establish a robotics advisory council
- Determine monthly programming for the year
- Assist in securing resources
- Serve as the liaison between the volunteer and the State specialists
- Help prepare youth for contests
- Provide youth with opportunities to apply what they have learned
- Preparing Record Books
- Preparing Record Books
Robotics Lending Library
As the Extension Agent, you are eligible to check out resources from our Robotics Lending Library, provided those resources are available. Please notify the State specialist by email and then fill out the appropriate information on your selection via the Robotics Lending Library Request Form.
4-H’ers can participate in an upcoming camp and have fun while learning about environmental sciences. The 4-H E.A.R.T.H. Camp, or Environmental Awareness through Recreation, Technology and Health, will be held Aug. 2-4 at Lake Tiak-O’Khata in Winston County.
As students toss their caps into the air at graduation, some may be wondering how to combine their love of video games with careers that offer financial independence and stability.
Fortunately, a wide range of careers in agriculture await those more inclined toward advanced technology than previous generations might have experienced.
Several times a year, Mississippi State University Extension associates visit high schools across the state to show students how their love for technology intersects with agriculture, the state’s largest economic driver.
LOUISVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service will hold the North Mississippi 4-H Summer Camp Explore July 23-26 in Winston County.
The camp will be at Lake Tiak O’Khata, located at 1290 Smyth Lake Road in Louisville.
Participants will enjoy the outdoors, expressive arts, and STEM and S.A.F.E.T.Y. activities. Archery, canoeing, drama, air rifle, survival skills, first aid, robotics and a service project are among the camp’s offerings. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will conduct a heritage activity with the campers.
Growing food on Earth is challenging enough, but two Armstrong Middle School robotics teams are exploring the cultivation of leafy greens in space.
Mississippi State University received three grants Oct. 22 totaling almost $900,000 to enhance the advancement of scientific and environmental literacy among children and young people living near the Gulf Coast.
Sisters use 4-H skills to produce film festival
“To successfully pull off something like that takes a lot of time and effort,” says Jan Walton, 4-H agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Grenada County, where both girls were members at the time. “They were so busy with school, 4-H, and their other extracurricular activities that their mom, Nanette, didn’t want to put that extra pressure on them. But she later warmed up to the idea, and here we are.”
4-H engineering program moves online
Eight-year-old twins Zadie and Kyra Baughtmann love to build with LEGO bricks, so, when they learned about the virtual 4-H summer camp available in June, they eagerly signed up.
4-H’er creates instructional video
4-H’ers learn by doing, pandemic or no pandemic. So, even though Aaron Lampley could not meet with the Winston County Photography Club, he could leverage technology to increase his own skills and share his expertise with other photo enthusiasts.
4-H’er uses tech to unite club, serve community
Not many teens—or adults, for that matter—know the ins and outs of Robert’s Rules of Order, but 17-year-old Chasity Moses is making a habit of knowing and doing things that set her apart.
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