It’s safe to say that long before the acronym was coined, STEAM areas have always been major players in 4-H programs across the United States. Val DiGiorgio shines the spotlight on how a Nevada-based group is keeping STEAM at the core of 4-H:
Aiming to make STEAM education accessible, fun and exciting for youth, Cody Dix of University of Nevada’s Reno Extension is starting something special. As he takes the helm as the new 4-H STEAM Coordinator of Clark County, Cody is developing a program that integrates science, technology, engineering, art and math lessons in a way that is just as entertaining and exciting as they are educational!
The week-long program will operate as a day-camp for young students ages 9 — 12. Community conscious and based, the 4-H program is made possible by the volunteer work of the local AmeriCorps 4-H Grows Here Project and its volunteers. Activities planned for the program include lessons, experiments and more that bring together the STEAM subjects.
Keep up to date with this new program on the official UNR website.