BROOKINGS — South Dakota’s more than 9,400 4-H members and thousands of alumni and volunteers will join with millions across the U.S. in celebrating the 75th consecutive National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7.
“South Dakota 4-H joins in the celebration recognizing the positive youth development experiences that the 4-H program offers youth across the state,” said Donna Bittiker, SDSU Extension State 4-H Program Director.
One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week every year is 4-H National Youth Science Day, Oct. 4. The theme of this year’s Science Day is Incredible Wearables. During the month of October, youth across South Dakota will join 4-H members nationwide in using the engineering design process to build a prototype wearable technology that will gather data to help solve a real-world problem.
SDSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is a partnership of federal (USDA), state (Land Grant University), and county resources through youth outreach activities of SDSU Extension. Youth learn and experience Leadership, Health and Wellness, Science and Ag-Vocacy through a network of professional staff and volunteers reaching more than 9,400 enrolled members with yearly programming efforts to an additional 35,000 youth participants.