These comprehensive and high-quality programs were developed by the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in Boston and the National Partnerships for After School Science (NPASS) through the support of the National Science Foundation. Rutgers 4-H leads the NPASS project in New Jersey.
The Design It! Afterschool Program offers six engineering projects and the Explore It! Afterschool Program includes six science projects:
Each workshop series includes the professional development workshops (October, January and March), curriculum guides, and materials kits needed to implement engineering and science projects throughout the year in an afterschool or out-of-school setting. In addition, Rutgers 4-H will provide ongoing support and technical assistance to school and community based afterschool organizations who register for the workshop series.
Enrollment is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. Online enrollment is due June 15, 2018. For information on enrollment packages visit the Design It! and Explore It! Afterschool Training Program website at https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/stem-training/. For questions regarding the program or enrollment, contact Chad Ripberger, Rutgers 4-H, firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 989-6830.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension, 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations.