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Enrichment Course Descriptions - Explorers


Enrichment Course Descriptions

Explorers: 5th - 8th Graders


Fall Session: October 8 - November 23

Computer Code Masters

October 8 - November 19 (excluding October 22 & 29), Enrichment Course: 4:00pm - 5:00pm within 3:00pm - 6:00pm Session

Tech-savvy instructors will guide students to build basic and complex computer programs. This introduction will give students a valuable foundation in an industry that’s growing at an exponential rate. This course is suitable for beginner to advanced students and everyone in between.

Fueling Marvelous Mammals

October 9 - November 20 (excluding October 23 & 30), Enrichment Course: 4:00pm - 5:00pm within 3:00pm - 6:00pm Session

Have you ever wondered what exactly is going on when mammals, like humans, eat or breathe? Explore the biological sciences behind how mammals generate and expend energy in this 5-week biology course series. Students will test for the number of calories in different foods, discover how our nutrients are transported throughout the body, learn about the anatomy of many marvelous mammals and more.

Little Physics Masters

October 10 – November 21 (excluding October 24 & 31), Enrichment Course: 4:00pm - 5:00pm within 3:00pm - 6:00pm Session

Do you want to master the basic principles engineers use to design everything from hammers to airplanes? This course series will use a FUN set of hands-on labs to prove to students that energy is conserved, help them discover how it is related to force and understand how simple machines like levers and pulleys take advantage of their relationship.

Builder Buddies

October 11 – November 22 (excluding October 25 & November 1), Enrichment Course: 4:00pm - 5:00pm within 3:00pm - 6:00pm Session

Join us every Friday as we kick off the weekend with a DIY build! Students will compete against themselves and other members to engineer and design the best models possible. Each week we will dive into something new to develop and students get to bring home a new creation each day.

Family STEAM Day

October 12 – November 23 (excluding October 26 & November 2), Enrichment Courses: 10:00am - 11:00am and/or 11:00am - 12:00pm within 9:00am - 1:00pm Session

Bring your family to join ours every Saturday at the STEAM Discovery Center. Each week will feature STEAM oriented hands-on science experiments that are fun for the whole family. Kids can attend with or without family members. Adult family members attend for FREE!