4-H is commemorating the Apollo moon landing with aerospace programs around the state. Summer STEM Ambassadors are working with youth ages 6-12 teaching them about flight, stability and physics by constructing all things that fly including helicopters, gliders and stomp rockets. Families are being challenged to build a rocket out of a soda bottle and join 4-H for a launch party at one of these locations:
- July 27th, 1:00 pm, at the Hampden County 4-H Fair, Mallory Building at the Big E Fairgrounds in W. Springfield
- August 7th 10am -noon Build and Launch event at the Mt. Ida Campus of UMass Amherst, 777 Dedham St., Newton
- August 20th, 2 - 4 pm, at the Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Rt. 1 A, Walpole
- August 24th, 2 pm, at the Worcester County Fair, 115 Coldbrook Rd., Barry
If interested in participating in a rocket building and launch party, contact your local 4-H Educator. 4-H will provide curriculum and instructions. There will be rocket building workshops in Worcester County on August 4th in Mendon from 1-4pm, Newton on August 7th from 10am-noon and at the Norfolk Aggie on August 8th 10am to noon. To register for the workshops or for more information contact Kim Pond, Science Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for Worcster County, VaShon Hiltpold, 4-H Educator, at email@example.com for Mt. Ida and Jay Field, 4-H Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for Norfolk.
NEW Addition: We have also partnered with the Ma National Guard child and Youth Program and will have 3 program held which is open to military youth and 4-H members. (*One is on base so check with Susan Laflame on protocol if you do not have a military ID)
August 6th Springfield, August 8th Worcester and August 14th Cape Cod