Youth Programming

Summer Youth Programs 2017

Sky High Science!

 

Rocket

 

Open to students entering grades 6-12.

This summer, take off to amazing heights with our Rocketry Camp! During this week long, students will be taught physics principles involved in Model Rocketry as well as, build, test and launch model rockets. Students will also learn about real world rockets and about space travel.

July 31st - August 3rd 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

 

Stop Dr. Drain!

 

Dr. Drain

 

Open to students entering grades 5-7.

Stop Dr. Drain” is a fun, entry-level middle school short course in DNA and health science. Framed with the Be An Action Hero! COMIC characters, participants learn of evil Dr. Drain, his henchmen and their plan to dominate the world with the unethical use of technology, The Drainer. Participants role-playing as scientists explore their natural microscopic world, isolate their own DNA, explore human disease epidemiology and recombinant DNA technology, purify a fictitious engineered protein “antidote” used to treat human disease, solve a crime, CSI-style while learning about healthy lifestyle choices to build bigger brains. All with a smile!

July 24th - July 28th 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 
8:30 am - 11:30 am

 

 

The Incredible Robo-Foundry; Quadcopter Edition

 

Robot

Build a Robot from Scratch

Start with a bunch of parts- electronics, motors, propellers and a lightweight frame. Learn what each part does and then assemble your own flying robot "drone". You'll learn how computers control these incredible aircraft.  Connect electronic parts to form the "brains" and you'll learn how to write computer code to make your quadcopter behave the way you want it to. You'll learn new terms like gyro, pitch, roll and yaw. We'll put your programming and flying skills to the test on the last day with a fun aerobatics competition. The quadcopter is yours to keep and further experiment with after the class is complete.

August 14th - August 18th 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 
8:00 am - 12:00 pm