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Rocketry offered for youth

WARRENSBURG - Youths who have ever wondered what its like to fly an airplane or launch a rocket, or interested in aeronautics or exploring space, now have an outlet for their curiosity.

The 4-H Rocketeers Club encompasses these interests, and it is now accepting new members. The group meets regularly at the Cornell Cooperative Extension headquarters in Warrensburg, and all are invited.

In this program, children are likely to learn about kites, hot air balloons, remote control airplanes, helicopters, space shuttles, gliders, general aviation and weather.

One of the club's past projects included participants designing, building, and launching their own rocket. The Rocketry Club is also planning a few field trips which include visiting the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville and attending the Adirondack Balloon Festival.

The group is affiliated with the National Association of Rocketry in an ongoing exchange that provides members access to advanced aerospace topics and model rocketry.

Recently, 4-H has introduced the new Science, Engineering, and Technology curriculum which focuses on hands-on learning experiences.

Those interested in learning more about the Rocketry Club may contact Martina Yngente or John Bowe at 668-4881.

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