“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.

 

 

Upcoming Sessions

 

All about Produce Shapes: September 17, 2020 at 4:00pm eastern – Dr. Esther van der Knaap with UGA’s Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics will be sharing why some of our favorite fruits and vegetables are shaped the way that they are. More information can be found here.

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/scizoomproduce

 

All about Sea Turtles: October 1, 2020 at 4:00pm eastern – Join the staff at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island to learn all about these fascinating creatures!  You’ll have a close encounter with some of the turtle patients and hear their recovery stories.  More information can be found here.

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/scizoomseaturtles

 

All about Food Safety: October 15, 2020 at 4:00pm eastern – Join Dr. Manpreet Singh with UGA Poultry Science Department to learn all about bacteria, food safety, and the importance of washing your hands!  More information can be found here.

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/scizoomfoodsafety

Recordings of Previous Sessions

Click the name of the session title to access the recording on Kaltura.

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.

 

Georgia 4-H Science Contact

Kasey Bozeman
Extension 4-H Specialist
706.542.4444