4-H offering new tech instructional classes

Starting on Friday, February 6, a six-week 4-H Science Program will be available for students.

Pam Dudding
Contributing writer

It used to be that when you thought of 4-H, horses, outdoor life and farming usually entered ones’ mind. Today, however, things have changed, and interests are soaring to unlimited boundaries.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs are offering instructional classes for fourth and fifth-grade students who are interested in learning about solar energy, electricity, drones, coding, computer science and rocketry.

Starting on February 6 and going through March 12, there will be a six-week 4-H Science Program after school.

According to the VCE, these are “open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmation action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.”

If a person has a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in the activity, they may contact the Craig County 4-H Youth Extension Agent, Sally Ferrell, at the County Office at (540) 864-5812 during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event. The TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

There will be a limit of 15 students. It is suggested that interested parties sign up early.