Youth can Explore Rocket Science and Aviation in February

YORKVILLE, Ill. – Youth can “reach for the sky” with fun, hands-on aerospace and engineering activities on Feb. 22 with Kendall County 4-H.

“We will enter the world of rocket science and flight with multiple interactive stations designed for ages 5 to 10,” said Kim Eisnaugle, 4-H Program Coordinator. “No need to be a 4-H member to take part in the fun! Sessions will be led by 4-H leaders and staff, and each activity will provide hands-on education.”

Participants will make a wind sock and learn how the wind affects flight; study air movement using homemade bubbles, ping-pong balls and funnels; design an airplane to discover lift, gravity and drag; launch a pop rocket to learn about thrust; and also fuel up with a snack.

This program will be Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 to 11:30 a.m., at the University of Illinois Extension office, 7775B IL Route 47, Yorkville. Cost is $5 per child, and $2 each additional family member.

Online registration is required and space is limited. Learn more at If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Kim Eisnaugle at 630.553.5823 or Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.