Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program is taking part in the 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD).The 4-H STEM Challenge is an annual initiative to inspire children everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on learning.The 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars with the activity, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities for youth ages 8-14. Youth ages 5-7 can attend but must be accompanied by an adult.The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Falcon’s Nest at 2001 E. Main St., Falconer. Participants will explore the surface of Mars via parachute and will then create a rover to explore further. The cost of the course is $10 for youth currently enrolled in 4-H and $12 for youth who are not enrolled in 4-H. All materials are provided. Face masks must be worn for the duration of the class. Register by visiting www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua or by calling 716-664-9502 ext. 212. Class size is limited!The program is sponsored by the Science and Technology Opportunities for Rural Youth (STORY) Program led by CCE 4-H Community Educator Molly Brown. The STORY Project encourages youth to solve real-world problems with science, technology, engineering, and math. Upon completing the Mars Base Camp activity youth will receive a swag bag with fun prizes. The STORY Program is recruiting groups of youth in grades 6-12 who are interested in STEM. Contact Molly Brown for more information at 716-664-9502 ext. 216.
Tipp player Mary Ryan says training has been going well ahead of the game with strong competition for places. Tipperary begin their Camogie All Ireland championship with a home game tomorrow afternoon.The Premier county ran Cork to a single point in the Munster final and have a sense of optimism for this years campaign.They take on Derry at the Camogie field in the Ragg at 2.30.
In Minor hurling a round robin will see the same schedule alongside the senior hurlers. Tommy Dunnes team are away against Limerick, home against Cork then travel to Waterford and line out against Clare at home. The minor final will be played before the senior final on Sunday July 1st.The draw for the minor football championship has been deferred subject to agreement on the format of the competition. The draws have been made for next years championships.The Tipp under 21 hurlers under Liam Cahill will begin their campaign in the Munster semi final in Semple Stadium on Thursday June 21st against the winners of the quarter final between Clare and Limerick.In the Munster under 20 football competition David Powers charges will be up against Cork at the quarter final stage with Clare awaiting the winners in the semi final. No dates have been fixed yet.