Registration is now open for the Fundamentals of Youth-driven Scientific Investigations workshop! Workshop participants will learn the fundamental concepts behind the inquiry learning cycle through participation in a hands-on science investigation. Various models for scientific inquiry learning will be discussed in the context of specific opportunities for 4-H programming, with an emphasis on existing environmental and citizen science programs. Practitioners will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to apply the inquiry learning cycle when planning 4-H science programs and resources for engaging youth in citizen science programs.
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016; 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Skelton 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake
Presenters: Hannah Scherer (Virginia Tech, STEM Education), Michelle Prysby (Virginia Master Naturalist Program), Kristina McCullough (Driven 2 Discover), Ngowari Jaja (Virginia State University, Environmental Science)