Serving DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties

4-H Teen Science Ambassadors

From computer coding to environmental science, 4-H Teen Science Ambassadors have the opportunity to learn and lead hands-on educational lessons through 4-H. 4-H Teen Science Ambassadors are a group of middle- and high-school students who study different science, engineering and technology lessons that they then share with children and community members at workshops, science fairs, after-school programs and community events throughout the year. To do this, they receive focused training from 4-H staff and adult volunteers. Through this program, youth build knowledge in the many STEM-related areas, while developing skills in public speaking, leadership, communication, and teamwork. Lessons may feature computers/coding, nutrition, physics, aerospace, engineering, electronics, biotechnology, and environmental science, just to name a few.

Click here for 2019 fall training dates and to learn more!

Registration opens Sept. 1, 2019. Click here to register.

Teen teaching young kids about Monarch butterflies





2019-2020 BRIDGE BUST

This fun, challenging annual event tests bridge-building prowess, and encourages math, engineering, design & teamwork skills!  Bridges will be judged on both structural efficiency & aesthetics.

Save the date for Jan. 11, 2020 and check out our flyer!

Here's how you can join the fun this fall!

1. Put together a team. (See more info below)
2. Sign up online. (Registration opens Oct. 1)
3. Try out a workshop. (Info coming soon!)
4. Pick up your kit.
5. Plan & build a bridge.
6. See you on Bust Day!
7. Win cool stuff!

All teams need at least two members. Competition categories include:

  • Youth teams (ages 10 and up)
  • Family teams including adults
  • School teams (5th to 12th grade)

Non-competitive option* (for groups with youth ages 5-9)

  • *This demonstration opportunity is intended to give younger students the opportunity to practice engineering and design skills, with the option to conference with judges and/or break their bridge as a demonstration only.  Teams may include 1-2 adults and any number of youth between ages 5 and 9 only. Learn more online about this option.
Our STEM Team