4-H youth welcome others for April 13 STEM workshop

by Paul Rignell

Contributing writer

Sherburne County 4-H is promoting a youth STEM workshop for Saturday, April 13, appealing to interests in science, technology, engineering and math. The event is open to all youth and is 9 a.m. to noon at the Sherburne County Government Center.

Six available sessions will feature topics such as LEGO robotics, bridge building, food science and “brain games,” taught by a scientist from the University of Minnesota Brain Sciences Center.

Participants will attend and learn from at least three sessions, maybe four. The LEGO robotics sessions will last 90 minutes, or twice as long as any other program.

The county 4-H clubs have hosted previous STEM workshops, and any returning participants who built rockets at those earlier events are invited to bring them for a launch at noon.

Registration for the day is $5 per student, but is due by April 10. The sessions are open to youth of kindergarten age or older, but each child up through third grade must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants who have not been part of Sherburne County 4-H must visit z.umn.edu/activityregform to print and fill out a form.

For more information, contact program coordinator Joe Rand at 763-765-3077 or joerand@umn.edu.