2008-10-02 / Correspondents' Notes

Family Science Night October 8

Fulton County families are invited to participate in a free Family Science Night hosted by Penn State Cooperative Extension and Fulton County 4-H on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at the Fulton Theatre in McConnellsburg. Family Science Night celebrates the National 4-H Council's first National Youth Science Day and National 4- H Week.

Family Science Night activities will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will feature a variety of hands-on activities for youth and their families. Most of the activities will be set up in stations, with additional demonstrations to be held throughout the evening. Please note that youth will not be admitted to the event without a parent or legal guardian.

In conjunction with Family Science Night, Fulton County 4-H will hold an open house from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for anyone who would like to learn more about the 4-H program and to enroll new members for the 2008-2009 4-H year that begins in October. Persons who are interested in learning how to become 4-H volunteers are also invited to attend.

The 4-H program is one of the largest youth development programs in America with more than 6.5 million young people, ages 5-19, and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. 4-H has three primary program areas: science, engineering and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. Youth learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through more than 1,000 projects with topics as varied as rocketry, photography, nutrition, animal science, drama, and community service. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, "learn by doing" experiences encourages youth to experiment, innovate and think independently.

More information may be obtained by contacting Lori Hansroth, County Extension Director, at 717-485-4111.

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