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4-H STEM Programming

Chautauqua County 4-H offers youth ages 5-18 Science, Technology and Engineering programming. Currently the STORY Program is available for youth in grades 6-12. 

4-H STORY Program

What is STORY

-Science Engineering and Technology Opportunities for Rural Youth

Why join the STORY Program

  • -Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • -Resume boosting
  • -Scholarship Opportunities to Camp Wyomoco and Career Explorations
  • -Regional based team building experience
  • -Citizen Science opportunities
  • -Experimental learning w/ state of the art technology/equipment ex. 3D printers and Robotics kits.
  • -Goody Bag

4-H STORY Program is a free 8 week program available to all children 6-12th Grade. This program is designed to allow children from 4 counties (Wyoming, Allegany, Chautauqua and Orleans) to participate and engage in real world scenarios to develop critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and, team participation skills.

Every 8 week program will focus on a single challenge guide. The challenge guide will outline one of 3 broad topic areas.

-Environmental Science and Alternative Energy

-Engineering and Technology

-Plant and Animal Science

The team will work together in weekly meetings focused on researching the problem, developing solutions, and working through all of the logistics. Weekly meetings may include fieldtrip, guest speaker, or other related learning tools. At the end of the 8 week period all of the counties will gather together in Wyoming County to present their projects and share their experiences with the other groups. This will also serve as the graduation for the program.There will be at least 5 STORY programs a year. 

Hi I am Molly Brown. I run the Chautauqua County STORY program. For the past year I have had the opportunity to work with over 64 youth. We have studied Invasive Species, Bat Conservation, Renewable Energy, Green Living and Bio-Security. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in the STORY program or have any questions. I look forward to working with you. 

Last updated September 27, 2019