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Youth event to explore rocket science and aviation

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

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.

Participants also will fuel up with a snack.

Sessions will be led by 4-H leaders and staff, and each activity will provide hands-on education.

There is no need to be a 4-H member to participate.

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 go.illinois.edu/kendallcounty4H.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Kim Eisnaugle at 630-553-5823 or keisnaug@illinois.edu.

Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

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