LLC
LLC
menu
For the Media - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois
Welcome to LLC!

Back to the Media Room

Lake Land College, U of I Extension Center host 4-H National Youth Science Day

From skate parks and bike paths to the world’s largest marshmallow attraction, fifth graders from Arcola and Shelbyville recently visited Lake Land College to participate in the 2013 4-H National Youth Science Day, where they designed and mapped their ideal community park. 

Using cartography skills and GIS mapping tools, these fifth graders conducted this year’s experiment, “Maps and Apps,” and created two-dimensional drawings that included water features, vegetation, recreational features, amenities and attractions. 

Brooke Ferguson, Lake Land College adjunct geographic information systems (GIS) and geography instructor led the students in their geographic inquiry and reviewed with them the importance of mapping and GIS technology.

“When we make a map, we’re making a smaller version of the world around us, which can be a very important tool in helping to solve problems or improve our world,” explained Ferguson. “We can use maps in a variety of ways, from city planning to national disaster prevention and relief.”

According to Dana Homann, University of Illinois Extension youth educator, 4-H National Youth Science Day is a way to engage hundreds of thousands of American youth in a single science experiment.

“We’ve partnered with Lake Land over the last few years to offer the National Youth Science Day to our local youth in hopes of sparking an interest and leadership in science, technology, engineering and math careers,” said Homann. “Exposing the children to these fields now is a way to help keep America competitive in those areas.” 

During the day, students also went on a GPS scavenger hunt using handheld devices, where they explored the campus with students in the Civil Engineering Technology Program, instructed by Galen Altman, Lake Land College civil engineering technology instructor. 

The students who attended the event at Lake Land will share what they learned with their peers back at school when they lead the experiment on Oct. 9. 

4-H seeks to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, forming attitudes and developing life skills that enable them to become caring, competent and contributing members of society.  For more information on this experiment or other 4-H programs contact your local University of Illinois Extension office.

For more information about Lake Land College, visit www.lakelandcollege.edu. 



Media Contacts

Jennifer Forneris
Media Specialist
217-234-5408
jforneris@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12

Kelly Allee
Director of Communications and Creative Services
217-234-5215
kallee@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 11

Paula Rosine
Graphic Designer
217-234-5265
prosine@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12

Megan Nelson
Assistant to the Director of Communications and Creative Services
217-234-5233
mnelson@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12

Jenny Osborn
Graphic Specialist
217-234-5233
jkovacik@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12




News Releases

01/02/15
Lake Land College’s Student Services Foundation Scholarship Committee announces scholarship recipients

01/06/15
Lake Land College Kluthe Center holds walk-in placement testing

01/07/15
Prospective students invited to Laker Visit Day

01/07/15
Lake Land College holds extended registration Friday

01/07/15
Calling area businesses: Lake Land College to host professional job fair

01/08/15
Lake Land College announces Foundation scholarship are open for applicants

01/13/15
Lake Land College cosmetology offers esthetics clinic during spring semester

01/14/15
Lake Land College’s Goad awarded with Illinois Nurse Educator Fellowship

01/14/15
Lake Land College’s community choir rehearsals begin Jan. 27

01/16/15
Lake Land College offers a variety of community courses this February

01/16/15
More than 200 students graduate from LLC after fall semester

01/16/15
Lake Land College to host agriculture programming events

01/20/15
Lake Land College is accepting nominations for Distinguished Service Awards

01/20/15
Lake Land College is accepting nominations for Alumnus Achievement and Retiree Wall of Fame

01/20/15
Lake Land College accepts nominations for Distinguished Alumni Society

01/20/15
Lake Land College celebrates Assessment Month

01/23/15
Lake Land College helps students complete FASFA info

01/23/15
LLC, EIU agree to more student friendly reverse transfer process

01/23/15
Last Chance to sign up for Lake Land College’s Grand Tour of Italy

Give a Gift
Supporting our Veterans
No Smoking
Higher Learning Commission 
    Mark of Affiliation