The 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD), is an annual initiative to inspire kids everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning.

    For the past 12 years, 4‑H has developed  fun, accessible challenges that shows kids how STEM skills can be applied to the world around them.

    Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This project fosters mastery by encouraging youth to learn more about scientific experimentation and engineering design through hands-on challenges each year; Belonging by encouraging youth to work with a group with similar interests and an experienced and caring adult to learn about opportunities and careers related a variety of STEM related fields;  Independence by practicing the skills learned to solve real world problems on new and different topics each year; Generosity by using the skills they have developed to lead other youth and adults in experimentation and experimental design.  Contact your county extension office for more information (link).



    Kentucky 4-H STEM Challenge - Mars Base Camp training videos

    Transcripts for 2020 Mars Base Camp training videos (coming soon)

    Other resources for 2020 Mars Base Camp

    State Contact: Torey Earle, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development - Science, Engineering and Technology; Office/ Mailing Address: UK College of Engineering Paducah Campus, CLC 210, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY 42002-7380; Phone: 270-534-3105; Fax: 270-534-3071; Email: tearle@uky.edu