February 11, 2013
The Illinois 4-H Foundation's John Clyde Spitler & Walter M. Johnson Scholarship Fund
(Spitler-Johnson Fund) is a source of funding available to Extension staff to support Illinois 4-H members involvement in camps or events focusing on leadership development, the Arts, or international exchange opportunities.
Applications may be submitted to support Unit, multi-unit, regional, and state coordinated 4-H programs.Proposed funding should be for scholarships to offset registration expenses for 4-H members or travel expenses for 4-H members in national leadership positions.
The current deadline for Spitler-Johnson applications is Friday, March 1, 2013.
Use the following link to access the Spitler-Johnson Application Form posted on the Portal under - 4-H Contacts; Funding Opportunities; Illinois 4-H Foundation; Spitler-Johnson Scholarship Fund.
Click on the following link to go directly to the Portal: https://my-s.extension.uiuc.edu/portal//groups.cfm?GroupID=430&CatID=0
If you have questions, please contact Pat McGlaughlin, email@example.com
Posted by Patricia C. McGlaughlin
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January 11, 2013
The February/March 2013 issue of the Illinois Leader is now available for download from the portal under Volunteer Support: Illinois Leader. It will also be posted shortly to the Illinois 4-H web site under Volunteers: Volunteer Support: Leader Resources: Illinois Leader. Please share this newsletter with your 4-H leaders via email, by linking it on your county/Unit web site, by including it in your county/Unit newsletter, or by providing paper copies at leader meetings.
Posted by Debra Stocker
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December 12, 2012
Summer camps are a great way to introduce new youth to 4-H. Several resources for helping to plan a robotics camp have been uploaded to the portal under "4-H Contacts / Camp Resources".
This is a great opportunity to involve some of your older or more experience youth as teachers, leaders and facilitators.
* Camp planning tool (compare cost, equipment, target age, etc.)
* Sample camp schedule
* Tips for robotics summer camp
* Link to funding opportunity for summer robotics camps
* Link to online facilitator and professional development resources to help train camp staff
Posted by Lisa Bouillion Diaz
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July 6, 2012
GEAR-Tech-21 teaches robotics, GPS, and GIS technologies through building and programming a robot, navigation, and mapmaking activities.
The program includes a free online curriculum of lessons, and resources for summer camps including grants to offset costs in hosting your own robotics/geospatial camps.
Developed by our 4-H Nebraska neighbors. Illinois 4-H staff who attended the 2012 NC Region Science Academy in St. Louis may have seen presentations related to this program.
The Year 1 Camp curriculum is now available as a downloadable, off-line Adobe Air "app." The app will run on Windows and Mac operating systems.
Download the GEAR-Tech-21 Year 1 Camp Curriculum app: http://4hset.unl.edu/GT21/
A current version of Adobe Air is required to run the GEAR-Tech-21 app. If you need Adobe Air, it is available as a free download here: http://get.adobe.com/air/
The app is FREE and will continue to be free throughout the duration of the GEAR-Tech-21 NSF grant period.
For more information, contact Kathy Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-472-5027
Posted by Lisa Bouillion Diaz
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