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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

February 14, 2018

4-H Alien Experience Registration Continues

Submitted by Deryl Waldren

(Repost) The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program and the Kansas Cosmosphere located in Hutchinson are again teaming up to provide fun, hands-on and science-based programming for Kansas 4-H Youth Development. This third program will feature “The Alien Adventure.” The experience will begin Friday, April 6, at 4 p.m., and will end on Saturday, April 7, 4 p.m. Cost will be $110 for youth between 9-18-years old and $110 for all adult participants. Everyone attending must pay a registration fee. All youth must have a designated chaperone to attend. Parents, grandparents, other relatives, and guardians may chaperone their own children/relatives. They may not chaperone other non-family members. Registered KSRE 4-H Leaders or KSRE staff may also chaperone 4-H members. Adult chaperones will be responsible for their children overnight.

Registration includes three meals, two breaks, and an overnight stay. Program topics include: a tour of the Cosmosphere, Is There Life Out There?, Black Holes planetarium program, Searching for Alien Worlds, Imaginary Martian/Mars Critters, Alien Solar System Bracelets/ Mystery Samples, EM Spectrum/Space Observatories, star gazing if the weather cooperates, a presentation in the Digital Dome Theater, plus much more.

This Cosmosphere collaboration is designed to be an adult-child experience, where 4-H members and adults can interact and learn from these fun and educational experiences. The program will include overnight indoor camping at the Cosmosphere located in Hutchinson, KS, (bring your own sleeping bag, air mattress, pillow, towel and toiletry items). The experience is open to 4-H members, parents, grandparents, volunteer 4-H leaders, and KSRE staff.

The CVent registration system will be used, visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events/index.html. Registration will close March 22, 2018, 11:59 p.m. For full details, visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/volunteer-trainings/spacetech/index.html. There will be a minimum number required or the Alien Experience will be cancelled. The program is limited to the first 60 who register on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Deryl Waldren, dwaldren@ksu.edu, or call 785-462-6281.