4-H aerospace science program set

Farm Forum

The North Dakota State University Extension Service is giving youth an opportunity to learn about aerospace.

NDSU Extension, along with the North Dakota 4-H Foundation and University of North Dakota School of Aerospace Sciences, is hosting a program in Grand Forks on April 28-29 for youth 12 to 15 years old.

The 2013 4-H Aerospace Event will be held at the UND School of Aerospace Sciences. Participants will be able to:

· Learn the basics of aircraft structure, navigation, aerodynamics and air traffic control

· Discover careers in aerospace science

· Take the controls in a digital aircraft simulator

· Attend a radio-controlled plane presentation

· Tour the UND Aerospace facility

· Build and launch rockets

The registration fee is $35, which includes materials, lodging, an evening meal April 28, a continental breakfast the morning of April 29 and a snack. Youth must be accompanied by a chaperone, who is required to register and pay the same fee. One chaperone should accompany every four or five youth.

The registration deadline is April 9. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to register, visit the NDSU Center for 4-H Youth Development website at