The Lawrence County 4-H office has been extremely active with local youth. That's a statement that has stood for quite some time now.

Unfortunately, since March they have faced unique challenges due to the country being in an ongoing pandemic.

Back in late spring 4-H successfully held their annual competitions through use of virtual technology.

Now they are hoping to take that virtual technology and use it for even more.

The 4-H office is looking to host a STREAM camp.

The camp would be an online virtual camp for youth ages 10-13.

Streaming usually means broadcasting through the Internet like you see thousands of people do everyday on platforms such as twitch.

However, in this case STREAM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Reading.

STREAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

Using STREAM education results in students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century.

4-H is looking for youth 10-13 that are interested in attending the virtual camp. The Camp will be July 27-30 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. If interested contact Jessica Williams at jlw0018@aces.edu or call the 4-H office at  256-974-2464.

For the camp Williams has planned various hands-on activities for you to check out and then come online to talk about.

However, the office needs to know ASAP who would like to attend, as they will need time to organize the correct number of bags of materials and have the zoom links ready to send out. Class sizes will be limited to 30 per class.

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