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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Macon County
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

DeWitt County
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Piatt County
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

Sky's the Limit Rocket Workshop

October 28, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM )

Macon County Extension Office
3351 N. President H. Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521 (Macon County)

Interested in rockets but don’t know where to start? Want to expand your rocket building skills? Join DeWitt, Macon and Piatt 4-H for Sky’s the Limit Rocket building workshop on October 28, 2017 at the Macon County Extension Office located at 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur. This workshop will have something for all levels of rocket builders.

All participants will have the opportunity to launch their rockets at least twice during a follow-up launch on November 18. The building workshop and launch will both meet from 9am to noon. The launch will take place in northern Macon County.

Build: October 28, 2017               Launch: November 18 – 9 am to noon

Cloverbuds  $10 all 5-7 year olds  - Build a simple rocket – Explore parts of a rocket – Learn how to launch – Discuss rocket safety – Learn the principles of flight

New-to-Rockets Builders - $10 4-H Members - $15 prospective 4-H members
Learn basic rocket building techniques – Build a rocket from kit instructions – Explore the effects of motor size on rocket performance

Experienced Builders - $15 4-H Member - $20 prospective 4-H member – Explore advanced building techniques – Learn to paper fins for strength – Use an altimeter to record data from rocket flight

Please register by October 16 or calling 217-877-6042.

For additional information, contact Samantha at 217-877-6042 or

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