October 7-13 is National 4-H Week. This is a time to celebrate the community impact youth are producing across the nation.
University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension offices encourage 4-H members to share their 4-H pride through activities.
National Youth Science Day
In Hall County, there will be a Science Day Experiment at the UNL Extension Office located in College Park. The event is Oct. 9 from 6-7 p.m., youth will design an eco-bot that will clean up toxic spills.
The eco-bot is made from a toothbrush head, a motor and a battery. Each team will design a prototype and test their eco-bot on the challenge mat. Birdseed will represent the spill. At the end of 2 minutes, contestants will count the number of squares their eco-bot cleared and then attempt to change their design in order to clean more of the spill.
Using data they collect, it will be determined which eco-bot did the best job cleaning up the spill.
For more information about this science experiment, go to
For more information about the local or national Youth Science Day, contact Ashley Benes or Christy Burnett at 308-385-5088.