Article and Photos by Dennis Brown, WSU Extension
PULLMAN – More than 300 young people – twice last year’s attendance – are in Pullman to attend the 2008 state 4-H Teen Conference.
The event, which runs through Tuesday, offers teens the chance to build robots, hear how the state crime lab examines evidence, learn about GPS technology and much more during their three days on campus.
“We asked kids what they wanted to learn at the conference,” said Jan Klein, state 4-H leadership coordinator based at WSU Spokane. “Their responses were how to get ahead in the future and how to make decisions about college and careers. They also said they wanted to have a whole lot of fun with kids across the state.”
The teens, who are staying in Streit Hall, are also getting a look at some serious subjects – such as the lowdown on college life, stress management and how to deal with people in their lives who may be struggling with addictions.
The conference ends July 1, following a college information fair on the Terrell Mall. Campus departments will provide information about college and majors at a series of displays.
Butch greets 4-Her’s on June 29th.
Anna Ballard, DNA scientist with Washington State Crime
Lab listens to a question.
Teens from Spokane Co. tour campus June 29th.
Robots built by teens clash in a Sumobot competition.