CCE Chautauqua 4-H Youth Development  Drone Discovery Engineering Design Challenge

CCE Chautauqua 4-H Youth Development Drone Discovery Engineering Design Challenge

Join 4-H in Drone Discovery

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (October 3, 2016) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program invites the community to participate in Drone Discovery, the 2016 National Youth Science Day Engineering Design Challenge.

4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. Each year thousands of youth take part in the National Science Challenge focusing on important STEM topics and issues. This year, NYSD is Wednesday October 5, 2016.

Drone Discovery was developed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension. The activity is a hands-on engineering design challenge that explores the science behind drones and how they can solve real world problems. Youth will learn flight dynamics, aircraft types, safety and regulations, remote sensing, and flight control. The activity does include an opportunity to fly a foam drone and take live video.

CCE Chautauqua 4-H Youth Development is holding two Drone Discovery events on Saturday, October 8, 2016. These events are open to all youth 9-18 regardless of their 4-H enrollment. Mike Jabot, professor at SUNY Fredonia and CCE Chautauqua volunteer, is hosting an event at E114 Thompson Hall on the SUNY Fredonia Campus at 10:00am. Kate Ewer, 4-H Community Educator, is also holding an event at 10:00am at the Frank W. Bratt Ag Center. For more information and to pre-register for the event by call the 4-H Office at 716-664-9502 ext. 212.

The 4-H Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Kate Ewer
4-H Community Educator
716-664-9502 ext. 212

Last updated October 3, 2016