4-H Youth Development
Space Tech Training

Introduction

The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program focuses on 4-H space technology and 4-H science, engineering and technology issues.  The experience is headed up by the Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team that is a group of Kansas 4-H youths, aged 14-18, adult volunteer 4-H leaders, 4-H parents, Extension staff and other enthusiasts. 

The experience concentrates in the core issues of astronomy, aviation, robotics, rocketry, technology, GPS/GIS (Geospatial Global Positioning and Geographic Information System), and computers.  The SpaceTech experience is accomplished through multi-county/area trainings, as well as collaborating with the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Rock Springs 4-H Center to provide hands-on programs and technology experiences/camps for 4-H members and families.

The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team schedules trainings based on needs of counties and districts. For more information, contact Deryl Waldren at 785-462-6281 or e-mail him at dwaldren@ksu.edu.
 

Future Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Training Dates:
The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team will be looking at other possible 2015-16 training dates. As that information becomes available, it will be posted to this site. If you have a need or request for a SpaceTech training for your county/district or several counties in your area, please contact Deryl Waldren at 785-462-6281 or e-mail him at dwaldren@ksu.edu with your suggested date and areas of training. 

 


SpaceTech>4-H member checks rocket for balance.SpaceTech>Mary Waymire teaching astronomy to a 4-H member.

Picture on left: A 4-H member checks their rocket for balance.

Picture on right: Mary Waymire teaching astronomy to a 4-H member.


SpaceTech>4-H member testing the programmed robot on the course.SpaceTech>Evan Beckman assists members with rocket launch.

Picture on left: A 4-H member tests their programmed robot.

Picture on right: Evan Beckman assists members with a rocket launch.