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Camp Mini-Grant Applications November 29, 2010 Award Number ESI-0624591 Kathy Morgan Project Manager 402-472-5027.

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1 Camp Mini-Grant Applications November 29, 2010 Award Number ESI Kathy Morgan Project Manager

2 Agenda  About GEAR-Tech-21  Camp Program Requirements  Mini-Grant: What you receive  Submitting a Camp Proposal  Questions

3 GEAR-Tech-21 is…  A two year program  For middle school youth  Robotics, GPS, and GIS Curriculum  Summer camp programs  Competitions: Fair, Virtual, & FLL  Professional development for adult volunteers

4 Background  Funded by the National Science Foundation (Award Number ESI )  Developed as a regional program by Nebraska 4-H  5-year Scale-Up Project began fall 2008

5 Current Project Goal: Scale Up

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7 The GEAR-Tech-21 Experience Camp 1.0: GEAR Explorers 1 st year club meeting activities Camp 2.0: In High GEAR 2 nd year club meeting activities

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9 Curriculum $

10 Robotics LEGO ® MINDSTORMS ® NXT Robotics Kits

11 GPS Global Positioning System Handheld GPS units

12 ArcGIS software GIS Geographic Information Systems

13 Precision Agriculture

14 Curriculum – Year 1  Build and program a simple robot  Moving and turning  Sensors  Use a GPS Unit to mark waypoints and tracks  Customize a GIS map

15 Curriculum – Year 2  Combine GPS and Robotics technologies  Bluetooth  Advanced Mapping  Direct a robot to specific GPS coordinates

16 Camp Program Requirements  Serve at least 10 youth  Use GT21 curriculum, including robotics, GPS, and GIS  30 hours recommended curriculum activities, 20 hours minimum  Youth participate in research surveys  Start or continue a GT21 club  Offered by 4-H or in collaboration with 4-H

17 Camp Equipment & Software  Camps provide own computers & software  Use ArcMap or Google Earth  Apply for ESRI grant for ArcMap or download Google Earth (free)  LEGO NXT-G software  Either access activities online or purchase curriculum CD ($25)  NXT kits ($10) and GPS units ($5) available to rent

18 Camp Mini-Grants: What you get  Curriculum: online modules and helpers guides  Youth camper notebooks: Must purchase for $5 each  Training: two-day in-person or distance training for camp staff  At least one permanent staff must attend training  Ability to rent NXT kits and GPS units  Up to $75 per participant for Year 1 Camps  Up to $100 per participant for Year 2 Camps

19 The Money Details  Up to $75 per participant for Year 1 Camps  Up to $100 per participant for Year 2 Camps  Limited to participant costs like: site rental fees, food, program materials, youth notebooks, other consumable supplies, equipment rental  Ineligible expenses: equipment purchase, staff salaries, volunteer costs, adult transportation  Money will be reimbursed AFTER the camp program  Must submit ORIGINAL receipts

20 How to Apply   Application Form  Budget Form  Schedule Worksheet  Letter of support from 4-H  Review begins December 1, and the application period will remain open until all of the available funds have been distributed.

21 Questions? Kathy Morgan Project Manager


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