“Zoom into Science” are educational series offered by the Georgia 4-H program. These online, 1-hour zoom sessions allow participants to learn more from experts in their field as well as being exposed to a variety of science-related careers. Each session ends with a “question and answer” session with the scientist(s), allowing you to directly engage with these individuals. ANYONE can participate; it is not limited to registered 4-H members. Families will pre-register using the links provided. E-mail confirmations with the Zoom log-in instructions will only be sent to registered attendees. We ask our presenters to gear the content for upper elementary and middle school students. However, we do realize that many families may be watching together, so it could be a great educational experience for younger or older youth.
Turtle Trash Collectors: April 15, 2021 – 4:00pm eastern daylight – Join University of North Carolina – Wilmington staff as they virtually demonstrate a simulated sea turtle necropsy (animal dissection) and teach how trash can get to the ocean, how trash in the ocean can impact sea turtles, and how we can all help stop marine debris! Register at: www.tinyurl.com/scizoomturtles
Don’t Put Your Phone Down … Use It for Science: April 29, 2021 – 4:00pm eastern daylight – Join Environmental Specialist John Cassell as he teaches us ways devices like smart phones and tablets can contribute data and photographs to science projects. Phones are great tools that can be used in science … don’t put your phone down! Register at www.tinyurl.com/scizoomphone
Coastal Erosion and Natural Prevention: May 13, 2021 – 4:00pm eastern daylight Alex Muscalus, a graduate student at Georgia Tech, will be teaching about erosion that happens along the coast and how nature can be part of the solution, such as marshes, oysters, and sand dunes. Register at www.tinyurl.com/scizoomerosion
Recordings of Previous Sessions
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All about Water: July 23, 2020 – The Southwest District 4H2O Team shared all about the importance of earth’s water – from agriculture, health, and human use. This long-standing, successful 4-H program shifted to a virtual format for the summer of 2020. Presenters include Debra Cox, Mitchell County Extension 4-H Educator, Sylvia Davis, Baker/Mitchell County Extension FCS Agent, Brian Hayes, Mitchell County Extension ANR Agent, Cale Cloud, Southwest District Extension Water Agent, and Calvin Perry, UGA Stripling Irrigation Research Park Superintendent.
All about Plant Biotech: August 6, 2020 – Dr. Wayne Parrott with UGA’s Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics shared about plant GMOs and genome editing.
All about Rats: August 20, 2020 – Aimee Bozeman, Idaho State University PhD student, shared how rats can be used to study human behavior and motion.
All about Stormwater: September 3, 2020 – Dr. Angela Bliss, Stormwater Specialist with the Chatham County Dept of Engineering, shared about stormwater, the importance of preventing water pollution, and how to label storm drains.
Veggie Shapes: September 17, 2020 – Dr. Ester van der Knaap with UGA’s Insitute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics shared about how and why vegetables are the shapes that they are.
All About Food Safety with Manpreet Singh: October 15, 2020 – Dr. Manpreet Singh with the UGA Poultry Science department shares about food preparation and safety.
Field Discoveries Along a Naturalist’s Path with Anne Lindsay (Part One): November 5, 2020 – Join UGA Marine Extension Environmental Educator Anne Lindsay to see some of the interesting nature finds in her personal collection. Note: this session is a two-part video series.
Field Discoveries Along a Naturalist’s Path with Anne Lindsay (Part Two): November 5, 2020 – Join UGA Marine Extension Environmental Educator Anne Lindsay to see some of the interesting nature finds in her personal collection. Note: this session is a two-part video series.
All About Jellyfish with Nina Sassano: November 19, 2020 – Join Environmental Educator Nina Sassano with UGA Marine Extension to learn all about jellyfish.
Science Community Engagement with Katie Higgins: December 3, 2020 –Join Environmental Educator Katie Higgins with UGA Marine Extension to learn all about different global civic science projects and find ways to be engaged in various research opportunities.
All About Reptiles and Amphibians with Kyle Barrett: December 17, 2020 –Join Clemson University Professor Dr. Kyle Barrett to learn all about reptiles and amphibians.
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