4-H to offer ‘Learn by Doing’ workshops at Oneida County Fair
For the Tomahawk Leader
ONEIDA COUNTY – Families are invited to stop by the 4-H Tent at the Oneida County Fair at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander on Saturday, July 31, to participate in “Learn by Doing” workshops for youth.
Make a Mars Rover or Make a 4-H Glider
The “Make a Mars Rover” or “Make a 4-H Glider” workshops for youth in grades K-12 will be available anytime between 10 a.m. to noon inside the 4-H Tent.
The 4-H Airplane glider is great for youth in grades K-3, is made of soft balsa wood, has an 8-inch wing span, and includes four easy-to-build pieces.
The Mars Rover allows youth to use engineering skills.
Workshop is free for 4-Hers or $5 for non-enrolled youth. Parental or caregiver assistance may be needed for youth in grades K-6.
Make a Boat
The “Make a Boat” workshop for youth in grades 4-12 will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the 4-H Tent on the Fairgrounds. Use common materials to explore buoyancy and power! Design a working electric motor boat with this activity. Find a hull out of recycled materials, add the motor, propeller and other components. Learn through experimentation and tinkering. Evolve your boat through the engineering design process.
Cost is $5 for 4-Hers or $10 for non-enrolled youth. Parental or caregiver assistance may be needed for youth in grades 4-6.
Junk Drawer Robotics Challenge
The “Junk Drawer Robotics” Challenge for youth in grades 4-12 is slated for 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the 4-H Tent on the Fairgrounds. Workshop is free for 4-Hers or $5 for non-enrolled youth.
Youth can enroll in 4-H for free anytime, even minutes before joining a workshop. Supplies are limited.
“Oneida County 4-H is all about helping young people gain life-long skills to succeed in their future,” said Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Educator. “The fair is a great venue for providing positive learning experiences through hands-on projects in areas like science and engineering in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors.”
More information can be found at www.oneida.extension.wisc.edu or by calling 715-365-2750.