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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

April 15, 2016

Kansas 4-H SpaceTech and Cosmosphere Overnight Experiences

Submitted by Deryl Waldren

The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program and the Cosmosphere located in Hutchinson will again be teaming up to provide fun, hands-on and science-based programming for Kansas 4-H Youth Development. We are pleased to announce two Cosmosphere overnights in the coming year 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 an overnight experience at the Cosmosphere (bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, towel and toiletry items). The experience is open to 4-H members, parents, grandparents, volunteer 4-H leaders, and KSRE staff.

#1 - Space Exploration and the Mars Habitat, Friday, September 30, 6 p.m. start. Cost (to be finalized) will include three meals, and two breaks, and an overnight stay. The program will end on Saturday, October 1, 4 p.m. Topics to be covered include: a tour of the facility, “Journey to Space” movie, creating a Martian habitat, geocaching items that you will need to live on Mars, robotics design challenge with building an item you will need to survive on Mars, a star observation experience outside (weather permitting), plus much more.

#2 – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Friday, March 31, 6 p.m. start, ending on Saturday, April 1, by 4 p.m. The world of UAVs has opened up the past few months. “Drones” are everywhere now. They are cheap, fun, and can do so much. Find out what you need to know to be safe and compliant with new Federal Aviation Administration regulations, plus much more. Full details about this overnight in 2017 will be shared in the next few months.

For more information, contact Deryl Waldren, dwaldren@ksu.edu, or call 785-462-6281.