Have a blast at ‘Rockets to the Rescue’

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

In light of recent 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 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.