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STEM Challenge


We hope you'll join us in this year's NYS 4-H Family STEM Challenge experience - Explorers of the Deep! 

Check out this page for information about this year's event.
  • The On Demand Activities section has a variety of 4-H, Cornell University, and community resources to keep learning about the ocean and environmental stewardship.
  • Join us in Live Activities for virtual tours of research labs, coding activities, and opportunities to plan community action.
  • Share stories of your adventures. We'll compile these into a video chronicling this event.
  • Find out more about the kit and national resources.

Contact us with questions.
Ocean Water

On Demand Activities

On Demand
Green Coral and Fish

Live Activities

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RSVP by February 14, 2022. 

Join this Hour of Code where we will be creating an ocean themed game using scratch coding.


Share Your Stories

How have you and your family been ocean explorers? Share pictures, videos, and stories of your adventures. We'll combine these all into a video chronicling and celebrating our experiences.

About the 2022 STEM Challenge

Designed by Rutgers University, Explorers of the Deep, focuses on the mysteries and adventures of ocean exploration—with robots! Young people learn how to use science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to explore Earth’s Ocean and how it relates to all life on the planet.
The 2022 Challenge helps young people develop observational and critical thinking skills while exploring the interconnected nature between the ocean and humans, regardless of where they live. They will learn about the incredibly complex relationship between Earth’s oceans and the global climate. According to a recent survey, 84 percent of teens would like to be involved with shaping the future of our environment.
Explorers of the Deep can help empower young people to innovate and take action to drive positive change.

About the NYS 4-H Family STEM Challenge Planning Team

The NYS 4-H Family STEM Challenge Planning Team develops additional opportunities to extend your 4-H STEM Challenge experience, highlighting resources available in NYS and from Cornell University and providing community building activities for us to learn together. The team includes campus partners, county 4-H professionals, and youth leaders.

Contact us for more information and how to join.
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