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.



2014 Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Camp

The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team is partnering with the Rock Springs 4-H Center and Kansas 4-H to sponsor a SpaceTech Camp January 3-5, 2014.  The program will start with dinner on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City. 

This techy weekend camp will offer participants introductory level activities in rockets, robotics, and astronomy.  There will be four hours of activities and programs in astronomy, five hours in rocketry and five hours in robotics with everyone rotating in groups.  Open to 10-14 year-old 4-Hers, all youth must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.  Volunteer leaders, parents, and Extension staff are also welcome. 

Full details are posted on the Rock Springs website, rocksprings.net  and here on the Kansas 4-H website.  Registration will be due Monday, December 2, 2013, on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We will be using the Kansas 4-H CVent registration system - http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=317.  Registration attendance is capped at 40, and a minimum of 20 is needed to hold the camp.  For more information, contact, Deryl Waldren, dwaldren@ksu.edu, or 785-462-6281; William Biles, wbiles@rocksprings.net, 785-257-3221.


Files to Download:
SpaceTech Camp General Information - (PDF)
SpaceTech Camp General Information - (Word)

SpaceTech Camp News Release (PDF)
SpaceTech Camp News Release (Word)

SpaceTech Camp Schedule (PDF)
SpaceTech Camp Schedule (Word)

Map to Rock Springs 4-H Center - Color (PDF)
 

Future Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Training Dates:
The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team will be looking at other possible 2014 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.

Last revised:  6-20-14