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Summer Programs

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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 for Worcster County, VaShon Hiltpold, 4-H Educator, at for Mt. Ida and Jay Field, 4-H Educator, at 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

Aerospace Flyer


Youth Development and 4-H