GEAR-Tech-21 teaches robotics, GPS, and GIS technologies through building and programming a robot, navigation, and mapmaking activities.
We help you with step-by-step guides and resources. It’s real learning with real adventures! Your club can even compete in virtual competitions with teams located across the country.
GEAR-Tech-21 is based on the Nebraska Robotics and GPS/GIS in 4-H: Workforce Skills for the 21st Century program and is funded by the National Science Foundation.
The program includes:
- Innovative curriculum and educator’s guide for 300 instruction hours set over a two-year period.
- Summer camps with camp-in-a-box organizational resources, coordinated by Nebraska 4-H and local programs across the country. Camp programs are available for beginner and advanced levels.
- Annual national 4-H robotics virtual competitions.
GEAR-Tech-21 is current in its second National Science Foundation grant to “scale up” the project, and increase participation to be nationwide.
Parents, volunteers, and youth - you can start your own GEAR-Tech-21 group in your area or coordinate a GEAR-Tech-21 summer camp.
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