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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 hosting a series of workshops starting April 3, 2024 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 NC Cooperative Extension, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, and the NC 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 being offered in this series are: 

April 3, 2024 , 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m: Dominion Power Lineman’s Demonstration: 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. 

May 24, 2024, 2:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m.:  Circuits and More: 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

June 11, 2024, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Coastal Studies Institute: Ocean Rovers and Wave Generated Energy. 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.


The Lineman's Demonstration (April 3) and Circuits and More (May 24)  will take place at NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center at 120 Community Way in Barco, NC. and there is no charge for these workshops 

The Ocean Rovers/Wave Energy workshop will depart Currituck County Center and travel to the Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese NC for these two activities and there is an $8.00 fee.

All workshops require pre-registration and enrollment in 4-H https://v2.4honline.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 five business days before the event.
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