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The Eco-Bot Challenge Participants pose with a 4-H sign at Somerset Middle School. The group was made up of mostly SMS students, but there were a few St. Anne's students and 4-H members present as well. The Eco-Bot Challenge is this year's 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge, put on yearly by the National 4-H Council. This is the first year the St. Croix County 4-H Council and the University of Wisconsin-Extension have been able to bring the 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge to St. Croix Coun...

Eco-Bots sweep St. Croix County

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Kids chatted and conspired as they planned the best way to use their tiny robots made of toothbrushes to sweep rice off the black parts of the paper map each group had been given. Small buzzing sounds wove around the kids chatter as the little robots' motors ran.


Around 54 fifth- through seventh-graders participated in the Eco-Bot Challenge, held at Somerset Middle School on Oct. 11. The Eco-Bot Challenge is the 2012 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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