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Students take on "Incredible Wearables" challenge for National Youth Science Day

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DULUTH, MN -

Douglas County students are joining thousands of youth around the world Wednesday to compete in a hands-on challenge you can wear. 

As part of National Youth Science Day, more than 100,000 kids and early teens were taking on the "Incredible Wearables" challenge. 

The mission was to design, build and refine a wearable fitness tracker that is easy to use and aesthetically appealing.

Organizers say the event is a great way to promote the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics among young students. 

"STEM careers are lacking in workers especially as you project into the future, so um helping kids get influenced in those careers and get some training in it," 4-H Youth Development Educator, Sharon Krause, said. 

The fitness devices will remain with the Douglas County 4-H. 

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