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4-Hers will experiment with wind power

During National 4-H Week, millions of young people across the nation will become scientists during the fourth annual 4-H National Youth Science Experiment. In this yearís experiment, Wired for Wind, youth will discover how to build and test their own versions of renewable energy technologies.
Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat, and is naturally replenished.
We use energy to power and heat our homes, transport food and goods, and in almost every tool. We use energy in many forms: heat to maintain comfort, fuels in transportation, and electricity for devices, lights, heating, cooking, manufacturing and recreation. The energy needed to power these devices can be very costly to our environment and often cannot be infinitely reproduced.
Developing forms of renewable energy means that we strive to harness energy sources that are constantly replenished and will never run out as we work to meet the needs of individuals, communities and businesses. In the 2011 National Science Experiment, Wired for Wind, we focus on examining the technologies that make these renewable energies possible.
Join Rowan County 4-H on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road, as we become ěWired for Windî and participate in the National Youth Science Experiment. You must call 704-216-8970 to register by Friday.
For more information concerning the North Carolina 4-H program, please contact Sara Drake, 4-H Extension Agent, at 704-216-8970 or sara_drake@ncsu.edu. For more information about NC Cooperative Extension, call the Rowan Extension Office at 704-216-8970 or visit http://rowanextension.com.

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