Build and Discover – Adults needed to assist youth engaging the world of learning through robotics!

Build and Discover – Adults needed to assist youth engaging the world of learning through robotics!


Lions, Tigers and Bears – oh my!


Gears, robotics and ultrasonic frequencies – oh my!



Volunteers needed to assist 4-H youth learning about robotics in summer camps. No previous experience with robotics necessary!


Robotics Education Volunteer Training Session


Saturday March 31 from 9:00 to 4:30 at Northwest Community College; Room 341 Building C; Sheldon, IA.   


Learn tips and strategies to assist middle school youth in exploring technology in the field of robotics, GPS/GIS, agriculture and much more!




Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking volunteers (high school students and older) to assist Northwest Iowa youth learn about the expanding field of robotics and automation! Come be a part of an exciting and innovative experience that youth can’t wait to participate in!   This past year, 25 adult 4-H volunteers helped 96 middle school aged youth in 4-H to learn about communication skills, technical design, programming, and robotics. This past year, GEAR TECH 21 robotics camps resulted in the creation of seven middle school 4-H robotic clubs.  In FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (robotics) competitions this fall, area teams represented the following communities: Spirit Lake, Okoboji, Spencer, Sibley, Sanborn, Hospers, Sioux Center, Orange City, and Hull.  Please consider helping us expand these opportunities to even more communities!


Summer 2012 Robotics Camp Schedule (contingent upon proper adult supervision):


  1. June 4-8 – Dickinson (GEAR TECH: Level 1)
  2. June 11-15 – O’Brien (GEAR TECH: Level 1)
  3. June 18-22 – Osceola (GEAR TECH: Level 1)
  4. June 25-29 – Lyon (GEAR TECH: Level 1)
  5. July 9-13 – GEAR TECH (Level 2 - proposed)
  6. July 30 – Aug 3 – Sioux (GEAR TECH: Level 1)
  7. Aug 6 – 10 – Clay (GEAR TECH: Level 1)


Any questions about volunteering or sponsoring these learning opportunities, please contact Wade Weber, Youth Program Specialist, at or at 712-336-3488.

For more information about 4-H Robotics:

or the GEAR TECH 21 program:

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