Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Morris County 4-H is kicking off its first Science-Sational Day at the County College of Morris in Randolph on Saturday, April 4 for children in grades 1-6.

According to Theresa Yost, Morris County 4-H program associate, 4-H Science-Sational Day is a day of fun and science activities that will give youngsters a taste of science in different workshop settings to help encourage them to explore science in a fascinating way. Workshops will include themes such as the science of color; rocketry; pollution and recycling; hydogels; and building bridges.

“Kids will have the opportunity to try fun experiments like building a bridge out of masking tape and making it high enough for a 1 gallon jug to pass under yet sturdy enough to hold the jug,” said Yost.

Parents must register their children by March 15 by calling the 4-H office at (973)285-8300, Ext. 3, or by registering online at http://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu. Children do not have to be in 4-H to register and participate in activities.

The cost of the program is $20 student and $15 for each additional sibling.
Children may bring there lunches or pre-order a boxed lunch for the event.

The Morris County 4-H Program is doing its part to help in increasing science awareness among young people by hosting eight 4-H clubs that include science related activities.

For more information about 4-H in Morris County visit the 4-H website at http://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu or contact the 4-H office (973) 285-8300, Ext. 3.