By learning the skills required to make a positive impact on communities and ecosystems, young people will be better equipped to address important environmental issues.

Published 6:44 am Thursday, June 14, 2012

(NAPSI)—This year, on Oct. 10th, 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) will offer students across the country a chance to take on the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge.

The 2012 National Science Experiment, developed by Ohio State University and Ohio State Cooperative Extension, will test and enhance engineering skills as youth assemble their own Eco-Bots and surface controls designed to manage an environmental cleanup.

According to The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development conducted by Tufts University, by participating in high-quality positive youth development programs like 4-H, youth are more likely to earn better grades and excel in science, and are more interested in pursuing science careers.

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The event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, Toyota, Donaldson Filtration Solutions and John Deere, will allow youth from across the nation to simultaneously complete the experiment.

For information on how to participate, visit

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