Monadnock 4-H Robotics: 4-H club and FIRST team

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When our club goes to an outreach event many people ask us about being a 4-H club. Some people remember being in 4-H when they were a child or a teen and robotics wasn't part of the projects available to them. We can all identify long standing 4-H projects like raising sheep, showing poultry and preparing for a fashion show. And sometimes other FIRST team members want to know why we're a 4-H club and not an after school club at the high school.

So why is Monadnock 4-H Robotics part of both organizations? We have the resources two fantastic organizations available to us. It's often said that a 4-H club is a person's first step into the university system. In New Hampshire, 4-H is part of the University of New Hampshire, a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research institution. The 4-H motto "Learn by Doing" could have been coined by Dr. Woodie Flowers, a celebrated educator and FIRST Executive Advisory Board Co-Chair. Dr. Flowers is passionate about experiential learning; the process where we make the most and deepest connections in a subject.