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On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the third annual 4-H National Youth Science Day will bring together hundreds of thousands of youth around the nation to complete a single science experiment. This year, the National Science Experiment, 4-H2O, focuses on water quality and climate change – two critical issues facing our global community today.

4-H2O Experiment Kit: Order by Sept. 20 to Receive in Time for NYSD!
Visit the 4-H Mall to purchase your 4-H2O experiment kits today! To receive your kits in time for 4-H National Youth Science Day on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, make sure to place your order by Monday, September 20, 2010. Kits include enough materials for 15 youth and one facilitator to participate.

Habla español? 4-H2O Experiment Guides Available in Spanish!
Spanish-speaking youth and facilitators can now download translated versions of the 4-H2O experiment facilitator and youth experiment guides. These full-text translations are available in PDF format through the NYSD page only. Registration required.

Hosting a National Youth Science Day event? Tell us about it!
Our 2010 National Event Map is now live on the NYSD page! We want to know the details of your community 4-H National Youth Science Day event! To promote your efforts locally and nationally, send us the details of your event, including date, location, time, etc. and we will include it on the national NYSD event map (powered by Google). Details can be emailed to 4hnysd@4-H.org .

Check out the new 4-H2O online game, powered by IBM!
Coming soon–play the new 4-H2O Eco Challenge game sponsored by IBM. This game engages youth in the process of discovering how to make the right choices about water quality and conservation in their neighborhood and town. Will you take the challenge and end up an Eco Defender?
Don’t forget! After you complete the experiment head over to our webpage at www.4-H.org/NYSD and be registered to win an iPad when you complete the results gadget!
Check out new materials and free promotional downloads for your National Youth Science Day event at www.4-H.org/NYSD .