Grand County 4-Hers explore model rocketry |

Grand County 4-Hers explore model rocketry

Soaring high and dreaming of sending something flying high into the air will be the focus of one of the 4-H Outreach programs this summer in Grand County. The model rocketry 4-H project is created to help young people learn how to build and design rockets.

During a short summer program the participants will learn:

∞ How a model rocket works

∞ Design features of a model rocket

∞ Tools and special techniques needed for building model rockets

∞ Safe installation of the engines

∞ Necessary equipment and procedures for safe launch

∞ Build at least one skill-level-one rocket


Kremmling Police Chief Scott Spade is planning to help with the launch day for 4-H rocketry.

“I think I get way more excited about the launches than the kids,” he said.

4-H Rocketry will meet Mondays from 1-4:15 p.m. through July 20 at the Extension Hall in Kremmling, and Wednesdays, June 17-July 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Granby Community Center. Ages 8-18 are welcome (8 as of the Jan. 1). Space is limited so register now by calling 724-3436 and plan to attend every day.

The club is also looking for adult volunteers to help with this project.

For more information about the 4-H Summer programs call the Colorado State University Extension Office in Grand County at (970) 724-3436.

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