4-H National Youth Science Day 2018 is coming up fast, and we need facilitators to join our county committee and help run this event. Kris Konrad and Jack Boreczky from East Hills and Jeff Robbins from Palomares are the adult volunteers planning this event, but we need youth 4-H members to help us plan, organize and make this a successful NYSD 2018!
The theme is "Code Your World" and will be Tuesday, October 2nd, from 6-9 pm at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley. If you would like to be on the committee, please email Kris at inf@EastHlls4H.org or come to the committee meeting planned for later in September.
Coding experience is NOT needed for helping out, just some preparation and reading through the material.
See below for a walk-through of what we will be doing this year, and please consider joining the committee and helping to facilitate what will certainly be a fun and educational event!
What Are the Four Activities Happening at Code Your World NYSD?
1. Animate a Name (this is on a computer using Scratch)
2. Code Your Dance: using printed cards with commands, "program" a Chicken Dance
3. Artificial Intelligence: First, use dice to play Rock, Paper & Scissors, and then replace die with coins and evaluate a program.
4. Color Your World: an exploration of the map coloring puzzle where you first use a minimum of colors to color a world map, and then make your own map.
This is the one activity at NYSD 2018 that will require a computer, although it can be done off-line by downloading Scratch/CS First. If you've never used Scratch before, start at this link to work through a demo of the Animate a Name and review some of the material: https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/en/nysd?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=offline&utm_campaign=gconysdkit
Try a Demo: https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/c/cs-first/en/animate-a-name-demo/animate-a-name-demo/animate-a-name-demo.html
Review Material: https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/c/cs-first/en/animate-a-name/materials.html
Note: Because we will probably NOT have wi-fi access on October 2nd at Canyon Middle School, we are planning on loading the off-line version of Scratch and this activity on 4-5 laptops. Kids will be able to do the activity, and can continue their work at home if desired (we'll have a handout with all of the links).
The best way to learn about the remaining activities is to download a copy of the facilitator's guide, available here: https://4-h.org/parents/national-youth-science-day/#!kit-materials
Kris and Jack will have the supplies for the 3 activities at the committee meeting on , and we will work through all of them so everyone is comfortable facilitating at the event.
Come and see our 4-H kids in action and find out about being in 4-H, our upcoming projects and much more. If you are thinking about joining 4-H, this is a perfect opportunity to ask questions and see our club in action.
When: Monday, August 27th, 1 - 3 pm
Where: Creekside Community Church, 951 MacArthur, San Leandro, CA, 94577
Contact Information: Kris at info@EastHills4H.org or email@example.com
The deadline for online entry of item for the Alameda County Fair is April 25.
Information about youth contests can be found here:
When the online entry is available, that can be found here:
If you have questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-426-7611.
Come one, come all, and join us for a fun day with your family dog. You do not need to be in a 4-H Dog Project to participate! Events, both serious and fun, will include:
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dunsmuir House, Lower Field
Alameda County 4-H Small Animal Field Day will be held at Amador Pavilion, at Alameda County Fairgrounds
Theme: Super Heroes
April 28, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm*
For more information visit: http://4halameda.ucanr.edu/Events/Small_Animal_Field_Day/
Camp registration is open (April 1st) for everyone (9-19 years old)! Please complete registration. Registration is first come, first serve basis.
Visit the link below to sign-up.
Las Posadas 4-H Camp: http://www.lasposadas4hcamp.org/alameda.html
Join us at Canyon Middle School on April 21, 2018, at 9:00am for pancakes and skits! Brought to you by Alameda County 4-H Rising Stars.
The profit of the Pancake Breakfast will go to 4-Hers affected by the wildfires.
More information at: http://4halameda.ucanr.edu/Events/Skit_Night/
State 4-H Presentation Day is one of many events that take place during California 4-H State Field Day. #CA4HStateFieldDay
Location: Wellman Hall, Olson Hall, Hart Hall, and Social Sciences Building
Description: Public speaking skills are ranked number one among the desired skill sets of professionals. Every 4-H member is encouraged to give a presentation each year. A 4-H presentation can be a demonstration, include audio-visual aids, and involve problem solving. Through their presentations, youth learn to research a subject, organize their ideas into a logical order and practice public speaking skills.
4-H members may give only one presentation at the State 4-H Presentation Day along with one Share the 4-H Fun Skit.