Families often look forward to summer as an opportunity to rest and relax. However, for low-income families, summer can lead to struggles with basic needs like healthy food and safe places for children to spend their days. It can also lead to learning loss. Research shows at-risk youth fall behind their peers each summer.
This webinar focuses on great summer camp experiences. How can we provide youth with challenges that stretch them but don’t push too far? What are the best aspects of camping experiences that can be part of any summer program? Learn what makes camp experiences so impactful on young people and how you can incorporate those traits into your own summer program.
Learn to enable active STEM learning in your program. Active learning engages youth in critical thinking and problem-solving. It builds their skills to be college and career ready - and supports them in developing a positive STEM identity. We will focus on active learning about a far-away topic - space - with resources from NASA and beyond.
There are nearly two million children growing up in military families across the United States and most do not live on military installations. This month's webinar is designed to help OST programs learn more about the military families in their community and how they can serve these families.
Guest: Karly Black, Nebraska 4-H Military Liaison
Scientists are very good at asking questions, and they have great tools that help them find answers. Learn how you can use tools to help youth understand the work of being a scientist. This webinar will help you prepare to explore a science concept with youth and use the tools of a scientist without being a science expert.