Young scientists get opportunity to learn technology and how to survive outdoors

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) –  Pitt County’s GO Science gave kids the opportunity Saturday to meet some young scientists in our area.

Grad school students at ECU explained how they became a scientist and what they do on a daily basis. The kids also learned about different types of technology, like an ultrasound machine and how ocean waves are created.

Participant Aileen Qie says her favorite part of the whole day was seeing her arm in the ultrasound machine.

“It was very interesting because they don’t have to cut you open to see it,” said Qie.

GO Science also hosted Science of the Wilderness at River Park North Saturday.

Kids learned how to survive in the wilderness at River Park North and also learned how to use a compass, make a hut and how to build a fire. The goal is for them to be able to survive for days outdoors.

16-year-old Bobbie Kochlin says this is an opportunity to have fun with new friends outside.

“I have a lot of friends who just sit inside and play video games and one day they aren’t going to know what to do outside and this stuff you get to a feel for what to do outside and you can have fun,” said Kochlin.

Organizations say it’s very important students know these skills and not have to rely on a cell phone or Google.

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