Thursday, September 29, 2011

2011 National Youth Science Day

Wired for Wind!
4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment 

October 5, 2011
4:00 - 7:00 PM
UP Children's Museum 
Marquette, MI

Youth ages 9 and older are invited to take part in this year’s National Youth Science Experiment, Wired for Wind.  This national event is designed to engage hundreds of thousands of American youth in a single science experiment focusing on a very important issue facing our global community – renewable energy. By participating in the 2011 National Science Experiment participants will gain an understanding of the physics of wind energy and how it can be used to conserve energy and save our planet from the pollution and harm caused by burning fossil fuels.

During 4-H National Youth Science Day, youth will build a wind turbine to gain an in-depth look at renewable energy technologies in the form of wind-power. 

Youth participants do not need to have any prior knowledge or experience with wind turbines or renewable energy in order to participate.  Participants will be provided with instruction and the materials necessary to conduct the experiment, and adult helpers will provide assistance to youth as they design and test their own wind turbines.  Pizza and ice cream will be provided.  To participate, each youth is asked to bring $1.00 or a canned food item to donate to a local food pantry.

The Marquette County Wired for Wind National Science Experiment will be held October 5, 2011, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the UP Children’s Museum.  The museum is located at 123 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI 49855.

Youth can register for the event by signing up at the UP Children’s Museum or by contacting the museum via phone or email: 906-226-3911 or

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