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Kansas 4-H SpaceTech and
KSU Polytechnic Training Details

The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team, Kansas 4-H Youth Development and KSU Polytechnic in Salina are co-sponsoring a Kansas 4-H SpaceTech training on Saturday, April 27, at the KSU Polytechnic Campus, College Center Conference Center, 2310 Centennial Road, Salina, KS 67401. Participants will get to attend two in-depth entry level workshops repeated in the afternoon: rocketry and unmanned aerial systems (drones).

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4-H members (12-19-years-old), parents, volunteer 4-H leaders, Extension staff, and educators working with youth who are interested in 4-H rocketry and unmanned aerial systems project areas. This training is being held in Salina, but it is open to any Kansas resident on a first-come, first-serve registration basis. Registration is limited to 30 per each session with a minimum of 10 required for each workshop session to be taught. No youths 11 and younger will be accepted to this training. Consider sending a team of youth and adults from your county/district to be trained to take home valuable information. Parents planning on assisting their older children during the training need to register for the training. This training is not designed as a parent-child 4-H project activity, but as a train-the-trainer program.

Registration will open on-line by February 15, and closes April 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. The registration fee of $25.00 includes lunch, breaks, two workshops, workshop materials and training team costs. Registration fees are non-refundable unless KSRE cancels the workshop due to low numbers. Checks should be made payable to the Kansas 4-H Foundation. Submit check and Kansas 4-H Participation form to: Kansas State 4-H Office, ATTN: Sarah Sullivan, 201 Umberger Hall, 1612 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS 66506. Telephone: 785-532-5800. For more information contact, dwaldren@ksu.edu or call 785-462-6281.


Downloadable Files:

2019 SpaceTech Training Schedule  (Word)  (PDF)
2019 News Release  (Word)  (PDF)


SpaceTech Trainings and Experiences

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, unmanned aerial systems (UASs, also known as drones) 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.


Future Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Training and Experience Dates

The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team will be looking at other possible 2018 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.