Discover the Excitement of Drones Through Hands-On Exploration

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4-H Announces “Drone Discovery Challenge” as 2016’s 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment. Sponsored in part by HughesNet.

Drones are revolutionizing the way we work and play; whether you are a filmmaker looking for the perfect aerial shot, a rescue worker mapping damage from natural disaster or a farmer determining how to increase crop yield. As drones play an increasingly important role in the world around us, 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) 2016 introduces youth to the growing field of drones in a hands-on, interactive day of exploration. 4-H NYSD is the world’s largest youth-led day of scientific exploration.

Taking place on October 5th, this year’s challenge is called Drone Discovery. It will teach youth everything from flight dynamics and aircraft types, to safety and regulations, to remote sensing and flight control. Designed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension, the hands-on, three part engineering based challenge will allow youth to experiment with fixed and rotary wing designs, explore the concept of remote sensing and dive into the world of coding for real-world drone applications. Youth will conduct the experiment at hundreds of local events taking place in all 50 states. Sponsored in part by HughesNet, National 4-H Council will host the flagship national event, with hundreds of youth participating in the challenge on October 5th in Washington, D.C.

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