4‑H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. Every year thousands of youth take part in the National Science Challenge focusing on important STEM topics and issues.

    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 NYSD in-service opportunities

    Interested volunteers:  Please contact your County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development for more information on how to register for in-service opportunities

    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