Are you interested in working with youth and 4-H with an emphasis on technology? Do you feel you might need some extra help and encouragement before you get started?
A unique Iowa 4-H Youth Development technology program will offer adults the opportunity to experience and apply geospatial technologies through a Master Technology Volunteer training that focuses on GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This special training will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Buena Vista County Extension Office in Storm Lake.
The training is designed to provide basic hands-on activities for hand-held GPS receivers and apply GIS technology so that youth can build self-confidence in working with new technology and explore potential careers.
According to ISU Extension and Outreach Region 6 Youth Program Specialist, Carol Ehlers, "The Master Technology Volunteers will be able to connect young people to an activity that is relevant in nearly any career path -- transportation, government, business, science, conservation, environment, education, agriculture, emergency planning, forestry, fire fighting, community planning, health care, and more. The application is fun!"
4-H volunteers are men and women who like working with young people, enjoy outdoor experiences, have had or would like experiences in technology, are mature, responsible, enthusiastic, personable and open to new and different experiences. Do you fit? Contact the Cherokee Extension Office for more information.
To find out more on how to become a Master Robotics Volunteer, contact Carol Ehlers, Region 6 Youth Program Specialist at 712-732-5056. Applications are also available on the Buena Vista County Extension web at: www.extension.iastate.edu/buenavista/.
For information on joining 4-H, contact Brenda Medick at the Cherokee County ISU Extension and Outreach Office at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee, or call 712-225-6196. You can also visit our web site at www.extension.iastate.edu/cherokee/kidst....
Until next time . . .