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Date(s) - 04/03/2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

N.C. Cooperative Extension , Currituck County Center


4-H Electric/Energy Workshop Series

The 4-H Electric Program is a great way for youth to learn about the fundamentals of electricity, renewable energy technologies, and energy conservation. Youth that participate in the 4-H Electric program and attend hands-on workshops, not only increase their knowledge and skills in the world of science and technology, but are also inclined to seek out other activities and experiences that expand their horizons.

Currituck County 4-H is started hosting a series of workshops starting October 30, 2023 for youth ages 11 to 18.  Each of these workshops will provide youth the opportunity to explore a variety of energy concepts including building circuits and creating working switches as well as participating in solar, wave, wind energy and electric experiments. Participants will also learn about careers in the energy industry and much, much more.

Youth that participate in these workshops will also learn about NC 4-H Electric Congress and how to earn the opportunity to attend this exciting, all expenses paid event sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, and the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives. Participation in these workshops will provide youth with the experiences, knowledge and skills to complete and submit an electric project record, thus earning an opportunity to be considered for participation in NC 4-H Electric Congress in July 2024.

Classes current being offered in this series are:

Dominion Power Lineman’s Demonstration
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

There are many different jobs and roles required to keep our electrical infrastructure up and running and Linemen play a crucial role in keeping communities powered and safe particularly during emergencies and natural disasters. Join the 4-H staff for this informative demonstration of the equipment and skills required to keep our everyday world powered. Youth will also participate in hands-on electric and energy activities during this workshop.

Circuits and More
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center
Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Energy is created and transferred in many different ways in today’s technologically advanced world, however no matter the form of energy or the method of use the basic circuit connection is at it’s core. Participants will explore multiple methods of energy generation and the many different uses and types of circuits and have the opportunity to design and build multiple types of circuits

Coastal Studies Institute: Ocean Rovers and Wave Generated Energy
Depart Currituck County Center and travel to the Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese,  North Carolina
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $8:00

Learn basic oceanography and principles of electricity and then construct a model wave energy convertor. Youth will also learn about how scientists collect data from harsh salty environments using advanced technology, and then construct their version of a data collecting remotely operated vehicle.

All workshops require pre-registration and enrollment in 4-H 2.4honline.com/

To register for these fun and interactive workshops please visit 4-h_electric_energy2023.eventbrite.com.

For more information or for accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Stephanie Minton, slminton@ncsu.edu or Sherry Fischlschweiger email slfischl@ncsu.edu  at 252-232-2262 no later than 5 business days before the event.