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Drone Discovery challenges young Nevadans

Drone Discovery challenges young Nevadans in Carson City on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Young Nevadans are joining more than 100,000 other children across the nation this week for the 9th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge.

This year's challenge is called Drone Discovery. It introduces kids to drone technology in a hands-on, interactive design challenge.

On Saturday, children participated in the challenge in Carson City. They built airplanes out of foam, attached a keychain camera to it, collected data, and then downloaded and analyzed the data.

"This challenge is an opportunity to show our communities the types of learn-by-doing activities that our 4-H programs provide for youth," said Carrie Stark, Nevada 4-H program director with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. "There are so many different 4-H programs, including 4-H Clubs and activities that are tailored to youth's various interests, and now is a great time to get involved."

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