Rockets to the Rescue

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H. Science Saturdays is a 4-H program presented at the University of Maine campus.

“Rockets to the Rescue!” is the theme of the 4-H Science Saturday workshop from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the University of Maine Foster Center for Student Innovation and Emera Astronomy Center. This workshop is open to youth in grades 6-8.

In light of recent natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, participants will be challenged to design and build an aerodynamic food transportation device to deliver a payload of food to affected victims. Youth in grades 6-8 will utilize engineering concepts, develop math skills, learn about nutrition and help solve a relevant, global issue. Lunch will be followed by a presentation of the STARS show at the new Emera Astronomy Center.


The $15 registration fee includes lunch. Maximum enrollment is 25 for this 2014 National 4-H Youth Science Day Experiment. Registration is available online ( For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Jessica Brainerd, 207.581.3877.

Look for more great activities and information from UMaine’s Cooperative Extension at the Maine Science Festival in March!