I wish I could have blogged about this last night but had some computer issues. I will post this and then a separate post from today's events.
I was then given the opportunity to go to a Robotics training. My boys were green with envy (instead of 4H pride) when they found out I got to help build a robot! I enjoyed watching the youth presentations about the inventions contest and the team challenge as well. Then we learned about the new 4H robotics project that will begin...well...NOW!!! The first contest will take place in less than two months in Midland. I am not sure if we will be able to make this happen, but the boys (and others) sure hope we can try.
I also was able to meet up with one of my good friends from my college days at the robotics workshop. It was nice to see her and talk about our plans for the week. I watched more than made the robot with one of her older 4Hers. It was a lot of fun to see the minds of the youth working to correct the errors in their programming. I can already see that this creative contest will make for an interesting project.
I must say it was fascinating to see these animals in action. They have a system of warning the colony of danger with different pitches. We were able to get up close and personal with them as they had their dinner and lounged for a evening rest. Oh, also wanted to say that this was a great learning experience for the 4Hers heading to our WHEP contest this weekend. This species will possibly be one of the focal species for our contest!
We split up at this point in the evening...we herded our guys into the hotel room for a good night's rest. The senior Food Challenge team had a late night practice. So, all in all a full day and preparing for the full day of contests tomorrow.