Category: STEM/STEAM

Girls in STEM

Image courtesy of Columbiaspacecenter.org
Image courtesy of Columbiaspacecenter.org

Do you know a girl between the ages of 9 -18 who loves STEM? If so, bring them to the “Girls in STEM Club meeting”.

The Girls in STEM Club based at the Columbia Memorial Space Center is a new, out-of-school experience open to girls ages 9 to 18 and from all backgrounds!Through hands-on activities and challenges centered on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) topics, girls are encouraged to create, explore, and test new ideas.

Through mentoring relationships and increased opportunities, the club equips girls to be life-long learners and advocates for the diversity of women in STEM careers.

  • When: Saturday, August 29, 2105 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm 
  • Where: Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
    Downey, California 90242
  • Cost: FREE for girls to join!  (Parents must pay $5 admission fee if they wish to remain in the Space Center)

Contact us at info@DowneySpaceCenter.org with any questions or call (562) 231-1200 for more information.

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Family Science Night

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Join Ocean Institute this evening for Family Science Night. Spend a summer evening in the Samueli Conference Center getting “up close and personal” with local scientists. The entire family is invited to visit as they survey the stars, explore the seas, and dive into the surf zone.

Tonight’s experience will include a presentation by a guest speaker with alternate activities for kids, followed by a lab program to introduce your whole family to the fascinating world of science. A different topic will be covered each week.

ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE with Terri Hernandez. Come meet our live animal guests in this special presentation. Make the evening extra special by enjoying your own picnic dinner before the program! Picnic areas and tables are available around the Ocean Institute and at Baby Beach.

  • When: Tuesday, August 18, 2105, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Where: Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Cost: $9/person ($7/Member); $27/Family-pack; ($18/Member Family-pack)
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Bubble Bonanaza

Image courtesy of kidspacemuseum.org
Image courtesy of kidspacemuseum.org

I haven’t meet a kid that doesn’t love bubbles! Kidspace Museum presents Bubble Bonanza, this celebration of bubbles takes place on August 16 & 17, 2105.

Discover the answers to fun bubble questions like: can you make different shapes out of bubbles? Why can you see rainbows in bubbles? How many people fit into a giant bubble?

Guests are also invited to get creative inside a bubble laboratory and delight in an outdoor bubble “snowfall.”.

  • When: Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16, 2015
  • Where: Kidspace Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91103

  • Cost:  Adults & Children: $11.00, Infants (under age 1): FREE

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Rocket Fever

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Rocket Fever 2015 at Columbia Memorial Space Center takes place on Saturday, August 15, 2015.

LA’s first and only rocket festival returns! Whether you are new to the hobby or a veteran rocketeer, the Columbia Memorial Space Center welcomes you for a fun filled day of rocketing. Enjoy interactive exhibits, rocket flying fun and much more! Additional fees apply for rocket building classes.

  • When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Where: Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
    Downey, California 90242
  • Cost: FREE (Small fee applies for separate activities. See below for details.)
Image courtesy of Combiaspacecenter.org
Image courtesy of Combiaspacecenter.org

Rocket launches will be held all day long on the “launch fields” at the Discovery Sports Complex. Come watch these high flyers accelerate towards the clouds!  3…2…1… Blast off!


How Can I Launch a Rocket?

Step 1: Get a rocket (in one of the following ways): Pick up a pre-assembeled rocket. Ready-made rockets will be available for guests free of charge.  Visit the Information Desk upon entry to the Space Center for more information. While supplies last!

Rocket Building 101! Sign up for this class during Rocket Fever and launch your newly built rocket that same day!* Previous knowledge of rocket science not required!  Rocket-building classes have set times and are on a first-come, first served basis. Class passes can be purchased for $5 at our Cashier desk. Each pass is good for 1 rocket kit and admits two (2) people. One rocket motor is included in the price.

*Note: Rockets must dry for approximately two hours before launching.

Bring your own rocket from home. Model rocket kits can be purchased at most hobby stores or online and are available for all skill levels.

Step 2: Buy a rocket motor: Individual rocket motors will be sold by the Southern California Rocketry Association (SCRA) on the day of the event only. Size A motors are $2.75 each and B motors are $3.00 each.

Step 3: Pass inspection: Pick up your “Rocket Inspection Pass” and head over to the Rocket Inspection Station along the outside of the baseball diamond. All rockets must pass inspection before flying.

ALL rockets must pass inspection before entering launch area.Launching period ends at 4:30pm. All launches are weather permitting.

 

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Robotics by the Sea

CabrillologoRobotics by the Sea at Cabrillo Marine Aquaruim is a FREE action-packed day, great for technology enthusiasts, science fiction fans, and ocean explorers of all ages.

event-robotics-dayMembers of local high school robotics clubs will be at the aquarium demonstrating remote control robots they’ve fashioned. Watch as the robots maneuver on land and in the water, and take time to ask students questions about their inventions, technology and plans for future innovations.

This is also your chance to learn more about underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and how scientists use ROVs to explore the ocean. See an underwater ROV demonstration and test your driving skills by maneuvering an ROV through an obstacle course. There will also be robot-related arts and crafts to help jumpstart your imagination and ingenuity.

  • When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731
  • Cost: FREE
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Robotics Camp

Girls, Inc. of Orange County is currently offering 10 FREE registrations for  their week-long Robotics Camp at the University of California, Irvine!

This is exciting week learning how to program a humanoid robot to do dance moves. Choreograph your routine in small groups and then watch them groove to the music you choose. Celebrate the new skills you learned with a showcased Dance-off! Gain skills in STEM, collaboration and creative expression!

The Robotics Camp will occur Monday, July 27- Friday, July 31, 2015 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. The camp is open to all high-school age girls. Here, they will be exposed to computer science, robotics, and leadership skills by working in teams to program our high-tech Nao the Robot.

There will also be guest speakers who will talk about ‪#‎STEM‬ careers and higher education. For FREE attending girls will receive:

-One week of Robotics Camp
-Complimentary lunch daily
-A t-shirt, water bottle, and USB bracelet

For more information or to register please contact Allie Hatch, Girls Inc. Robotics Camp Coordinator, by e-mail at alliehatch@gmail.com or call (714) 597-8600. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

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Family Science Sunday

Muth Interpretive Center
Muth Interpretive Center

Family Science Sunday at Muth Interpretive Center offers Free activities in their classroom once a month.

Each month offers different educational theme to explore. This months theme is Astronomy.

The activities are self-guided and may include hands on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. Join Preserve Staff for a short hike at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Recommended for ages 3-12.

The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is located at 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. It is at the corner of University and Irvine Avenue.

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JPL Open House – Save the Date

JPL-Open_HouseSave the Date for the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory annual Open House. The annual Open House in Pasadena, CA, will be held on October 10-11, 2015. The event takes visitors on a “ride” through the wonders of space.

Highlights will include a life-size model of the Curiosity Mars rover; demonstrations from numerous space missions; JPL’s machine shop, where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and the Microdevices Lab, where engineers and scientists use tiny technology to revolutionize space exploration.

You can follow @NASAJPL on Twitter and Instagram, and see images from last year’s event using the hashtag #JPLOpen.

Another way to keep track is to “Join” their Facebook page to get updates directly from JPL event staff, which will include directions, maps, a list of what to bring (and what to leave at home). If you were at last years event, they invite you to share photos and videos from your 2014 visit.

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STEAM Carnival

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I am reposting this as a reminder of this great event tomorrow. Don’t miss the IPSF STEAM Carnival at The Marketplace in Irvine on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2-7pm at Edwards Courtyard.

Discover, learn, play….

  • Enter Virtual Realities
  • Tinker with Robots
  • Try Minecraft Minecrafting
  • Learn to Code
  • Play Human Foosball or Giant Jenga
  • Unleash your Inner Maker
  • Stage Shows

This family-friendly event is designed to provide children with fun, hands-on STEAM activities in a carnival atmosphere, to spark their interest in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

  • 100% of proceeds benefit Irvine Public Schools Foundation
  • $5 per person in advance (3 years and under are free)
  • Advance ticket holders will be entered in a raffle for Marketplace Shopping Spree Gift Card, and other prizes (Must be 18 years or older to enter the raffle)
  • Wear your 2015 Summer Enrichment Academy t-shirt and get in free
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Limited edition tote bags for the first 200 people day of event
  • Enjoy The Market Place restaurants and merchant promotions
  • No pets please

STEAM Carnival Registration – Purchase tickets for the IPSF STEAM Carnival which will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2:00-7:00 pm at the Edwards Courtyard at The Market Place. The first 200 attendees will receive a limited edition tote bag, while supplies last!

Edwards Courtyard is located at 13782 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602

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One Big Party

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It’s “One Big Party” for the 2015 OC Fair, July 17-August 16, as it celebrates its 125th anniversary with 23 days of food, rides, shopping, exhibits and animals. Enjoy world-renowned performers in the Pacific Amphitheatre and exciting events in The Hangar and Action Sports Arena.

One of things I love about the fair is the opportunity for learning. Centennial Farm & Agricultural Exhibits offer some fantastic options. The Centennial Farm at the OC Fair & Event Center is a year-round demonstration farm dedicated to agricultural education and highlights California’s rich agricultural heritage. During the OC Fair, Fairgoers can peruse four acres of raised crop beds and livestock pens (cattle, goats, sheep, chicks, rabbits and pigs) and see the diversity of California agriculture.

Fairgoers can also expect a litter or more of piglets to join the Farm family during the Fair. The Farm is host to various exhibits and demonstrations through the run of Fair. Here’s a brief list of activities, visit the Daily Schedules page or download the OC Fair mobile app for specific dates and times:

  1. Agriculture in the Community: Learn more about how to bloom a green thumb from gardening experts and enthusiasts or get your hands a little dirty in the vermiculture display to see how red worms contribute to a healthy garden.
  2. UCCE Master Gardeners: Gardening and agricultural experts are on-hand to answer questions about their industries daily in the Farm & Garden Pavilion.
  3. Milking Demonstrations: Daily Fairgoers can watch milking demonstrations in the Millennium Barn or check out the interactive milking exhibit where they can try their hand at milking Maxine, the Farm’s stand-in cow replica.
  4. Leather-crafting: Learn to make your own leathercraft from experts in the Millennium Barn daily.
  5. Heifer International: Learn more about what this international organization is doing to help end world hunger by empowering people around the world. Located in the Millennium Barn daily.
  6. Orange County Rare Fruit Growers Association: Check out unusual and exotic fruits and learn more about growing fruit trees. Located southeast of Gallery 15.
  7. OC Beekeepers: Learn from experts what the buzz is all about bees and beekeeping plus check out their observation hive with a colony of live bees. Located southeast of Gallery 15.
  8. Mesa Water & Water-Wise Garden: See how you can grow a beautiful garden that’s water-wise and California-friendly in Mesa Water’s Demonstration Garden located east of Gallery 15. Stop by Wednesday afternoons to learn from Mesa Water representatives on how to grow your own low-water garden at home.
  9. More Exhibitors: The Farm welcomes more exhibitors from these agriculture and gardening groups. Check the Daily Schedules page for their exhibit dates and locations.

In addition kids (and their parents) can enjoy Explorium: Destination Kids: Fairgoers of all ages can enjoy free exhibits, hands-on activities and free entertainment like the Magic of Frank Thurston, Prehistoric Pets and Dino Dig Sandbox. In The Good, The Bad & The Unbelievable exhibit, Fairgoers can see which creepy crawlies fall into the good, bad and unbelievable categories.

Contests just for children are held every other hour and the One Big Party eating contest sponsored by OC Fair food vendors is held nightly at 6:30 p.m. Young Fairgoers can make wooden swords and princess hats in the free craft area, discover new information on outer space and climb aboard a Mars Rover in the new The Space Place exhibit or play with puppets and blocks inspired by the medieval era in The Castle Corner.

We Cae Wednesday
As much as I enjoy the fair I am ALWAYS looking for a good deal. So here are some ways to not only get a discounted admission to the fair but more importantly how you can help contribute to your community and get into the fair for FREE by taking part in We Care Wednesdays.

Here are current promotions being offered:

Discounts are honored during the specified timeframe. Please arrive early to enjoy all promotions. We Care Wednesday donations are accepted at public entrances (Blue Gate, Yellow Gate or Green Gate) during promotion hours. Donations are not be accepted at Gate 5 off Arlington Drive.

Opening Day
Free Opening Hour
FREE admission & parking for everyone
Friday, July 17, Noon-1 pm

 

Daily
Active Military & Veterans: Free admission for active-duty military and veterans with appropriate military ID (DD214, etc.) Not valid for spouses or dependents
Read & Ride: Bookworms ages 5-11 can read 2 books to earn 3 free carnival rides.
Click here to download the book report form.Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Centennial Farm Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 17-August 16, 2015 only. Official OC Fair Read & Ride Form must be used in order to participate in program.
Super Pass
Enjoy 23 days of Fair fun, food and more with a 2015 OC Fair Super Pass.

JAN. 15 – FEB. 28 MAR. 1 – MAY 31 JUNE 1 – AUG. 14
General (13-59) $25 $30 $35
Senior (60+) $18 $23 $28
Youth (6-12) $18 $23 $28

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We Care Wednesdays
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FREE admission and one (1) free carnival ride per person each Wednesday with appropriate donation (donation changes weekly.)Acceptance of donated items is at the discretion of the OC Fair. Promotion is limited to one free admission and one free carnival ride per person. Guest must be present with donation to receive free ticket.

 July 22nd Food Drive – Noon-3 pm
FREE admission with donation of 5 cans of food
Second Harvest Food Bank
 July 29th Children’s Book Drive – Noon-3 pm
FREE admission with donation of 3 new or gently used children’s books
Think Together
 August 5th Clothing Drive – Noon-3 pm
FREE admission with donation of 5 new or gently used clothing items
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 August 12th School Supply Drive – Noon-3 pm
FREE admission with donation of NEW school supplies valued at $5 or more.Accepted items: pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, notebook paper and school backpacks. Receipt Required.
Share Ourselves

$30 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband: Enjoy all the rides you can handle for one price plus 2 free games. (Sold until 5 pm. Valid until 8 pm. Required Fair admission sold separately.)

Thursdays
Kids Day
Children 12 & Under FREE Fair admission All day.
$30 Unlimited Carnival Ride WristbandEnjoy all the rides you like for one price plus 2 free games. (Sold until 5 pm. Valid until 8 pm. Required Fair admission sold separately.)

 

Fridays
Seniors Day (60+)$2 discount on Senior admission plus FREE Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day
$2 Taste of Fair Food
Enjoy $2 samples of select Fair treats. Click here for the $2 Taste of Fair Food List.
Valid Noon-4 pm
$2 Rides and $2 Games
Rides and games are only $2 each in the Main Carnival and Kiddie Carnival.
Valid Noon-4 pm
Saturdays & Sundays
Rise & Shine Early admission pricing every weekend of the Fair. $3 general admission for everyone from 10 am – 11 am. Discounted tickets are sold until 11 am and must be use by Noon on the day of purchase
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FREE Off-Site Parking (Weekends Only)
Free parking and shuttle service is available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol Street exit of the 405 Freeway. Follow the signs to “Experian.” The shuttle operates from 10 am-1 am Saturday & Sunday only.

The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Concert tickets, action sports reserved seats, single-day general admission and the popular Super Pass are available for purchase online at ocfair.com or from the on-site Box Office. Free parking and shuttle service are available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol St. exit of the 405 freeway. Also, download the free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps available this summer.

The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, please visit ocfair.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/OCFair, follow us at twitter.com/ocfair or call (714) 708-1500.

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From Dinosaurs to People

From Dinosaurs to People, Reliving Orange County’s Past is a FREE event being held at Heritage Museum of Orange County.

The Cooper Center is joining the Heritage Museum for a full day of archeology, paleontology, history, fossils, kid zone, demonstrations by blacksmith, guided hikes, Native American artifacts, and fun talks!

Also, don’t miss the wonderful Jacque Nunez of “Journeys to the Past” for one of the most enchanted presentation’s of stories and songs that encourage children’s “environmentalism” and what it means to be “keepers of the earth.”

  • When: Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Where: Heritage House, 3101 W. Harvard St., Santa Ana, CA
  • Cost: FREE

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STEAM Carnival

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Come one, come all to the IPSF STEAM Carnival at The Marketplace in Irvine on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2-7pm at Edwards Courtyard.

Discover, learn, play….

  • Enter Virtual Realities
  • Tinker with Robots
  • Try Minecraft Minecrafting
  • Learn to Code
  • Play Human Foosball or Giant Jenga
  • Unleash your Inner Maker
  • Stage Shows

This family-friendly event is designed to provide children with fun, hands-on STEAM activities in a carnival atmosphere, to spark their interest in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

  • 100% of proceeds benefit Irvine Public Schools Foundation
  • $5 per person in advance (3 years and under are free)
  • Advance ticket holders will be entered in a raffle for Marketplace Shopping Spree Gift Card, and other prizes (Must be 18 years or older to enter the raffle)
  • Wear your 2015 Summer Enrichment Academy t-shirt and get in free
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Limited edition tote bags for the first 200 people day of event
  • Enjoy The Market Place restaurants and merchant promotions
  • No pets please

STEAM Carnival Registration – Purchase tickets for the IPSF STEAM Carnival which will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2:00-7:00 pm at the Edwards Courtyard at The Market Place. The first 200 attendees will receive a limited edition tote bag, while supplies last!

Edwards Courtyard is located at 13782 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602

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Young Explorers Academy

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The Young Explorers Academy at Columbia Memorial Space Center  is for children ages 3-6. They will EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT, and CREATE during hands-on and participant-lead activities based on various early childhood topics.

Bring your young explorer on the first Saturday of every month for the Young Explorers Academy! July’s theme is “Living in Space”,

Spaghetti, milkshakes, walking: all things astronauts of the International Space Station must go without while orbiting around the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour. Students in this class will learn what astronauts and cosmonauts do as part of the ISS crew. Eating, personal hygiene, and exercising are adaptive to the loss of gravity. Students will also be introduced to other careers in aerospace engineering and science related fields.

  • When: Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Where: Columbia Memorial Space Center is located at: 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
  • Cost: $12 is per guardian and child pair (includes all day admission to the CMSC) or $7 for CMSC members. Guardian participation is required. Pre- registration is suggested as seats and supplies are limited.

Ways to Register:

– Call  (562) 231-1200,  Tuesday-Saturday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

– Online through ActiveNet

– In-person

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Inventors Week at the Cube!

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Calling all junior inventors! The 3rd annual Inventors Week is coming to the Discovery Cube Orange County!

Enjoy two weeks from June 27th through July 12th of tinkering, building, and exploring. Learn about electronic and robotic principles that every inventor and engineer should know.

Inventors Week will include the following interactive activities:

Learning Stations (daily from 10am – 5pm):
Snap Circuits / LED Pins Wearable Tech / Biomimicry

Displays (running daily)
Purple Platypus 3D printers!

Stage Shows (running daily)
“Bright Ideas” stage show – check back soon for times!

Exhibits
Lily Pads / Cannons / Imagination Playground / Color Mixing / LEGO Wall / Hefty Weights

Special Events

GOOGLE SERVE
Google serve presentations will take place Monday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 1, and will require registration.

UCI Under the Cap Fungi Workshop
The UCI Under the Cap Fungi Workshop will take place on Friday July 10th – Sunday, July 12th.

Workshops on each of these days will begin at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm.

Meet the Makers Weekends!

Saturday, June 27th

BOOTHS (10am-5pm):
Airwolf
Brain Builders
Gears & Roebuck
MATHmania Robotics

PRESENTATIONS:
11am: Google: Anthony Mack
11:45am: Airwolf: Jillian Mack
1pm: Gears & Roebuck
2pm: Airwolf: Jillian Mack
3pm: Google: Anthony Mack

Sunday, June 28th

BOOTHS (10am-5pm):
Airwolf
Brain Builders
Gears & Roebuck
MATHmania Robotics

PRESENTATIONS:
11am: Google: Anthony Mack
11:45am: Airwolf: Jillian Mack
1pm: Gears & Roebuck: “Obsolete Technology”
2pm: Airwolf: Jillian Mack
3pm: Google: Anthony Mack

Saturday, July 11

BOOTHS (10am-5pm):
Brain Builders

WORKSHOP:
UCI Fungi Workshop
-Schedule:11am, 1pm, 3pm

Sunday, July 12

BOOTHS:
Brain Builders (10am-5pm)
Joan & 3D Wearable Tech (11am-4pm)
FLL Wolf Corp (11am-4pm)

WORKSHOP:
UCI Fungi Workshop
-Schedule:11am, 1pm, 3pm

PRESENTATIONS:
1pm: 3D Wearable Tech
1pm: FLL Wolf Corp

Participating Clubs & Organizations: 

JoanHorvath – What 21st Century Shop Class could be presented by Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, Cofounders Nonscriptum LLC (www.nonscriptum.com) Twitter @JoanHorvath. What should 21st century shop class look like? See demonstrations of 3D printing and Arduino-based wearable technology to get some ideas about cool things you can do at home and in your classroom. Nonscriptum is a partnership between a rocket scientist and a 3D printer hacker. They consult on educational and scientific applications of maker technologies. Joan and Rich’s recent book “The New Shop Class: Getting Started With 3D Printing, Arduino, and Wearable Tech,” came out from Apress in mid-May (http://www.apress.com/9781484209059). They will bring along some of the projects they helped develop with their collaborator, the Windward School in West LA.

BrainBuilders – Since 2002,BrainBuilders takes pride in offering quality enrichment classes to children. The company empowers youth to think independently and achieve their goals! BrainBuilders offers educational programs that provide goal setting, teaching concepts and interactive environments.As schools shift their focus more and more toward testing, these fun and challenging programs help develop a well-rounded mind, which is becoming harder to do from school alone. For more information about this company, visit www.BrainBuildersED.org.

All shows, presenters & times subject to change or cancellation without notice.
All activities while supplies last.

  • When: June 27, 2015 – July 12, 2015
  • Where: Discovery Cube OC, 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Cost: included in admission
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Twilight Nights

kidspaceThis Summer, experience Kidspace after-hours! Each month Kidspace Museum offers “Twilight Night” with a special theme for families to arrive in costume, take part in unique activities, and enjoy a performance.

This summer “Twilight Night” evening series has a $7 general admission, and is free for Kidspace Members, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for the scheduled dates below.

June 2015 Friday, June 12th – Super Powers & Sci-Fi QuestCalling all super heroes and sci-fi fanatics, join us in an out of this world Twilight experience. Create super hero masks and capes, design a “franken-toy” in our Twilight Zone, and launch a rocket! Come dressed in your favorite super hero, sci-fi or space costume, and participate in the Space Parade.
July 2015 Friday, July 10th – Hooray for HollywoodIt’s a night of Hollywood Glamour and Movie Magic! Dress like your favorite movie star or character. Watch animated shorts and enjoy popcorn. There will be storyboard making and a Foley station in the Imagination Workshop. Then enjoy an interactive improv show.
August 2015 Friday, August 14th – Aloha Summer LuauClose out the summer with a Kidspace Luau! Make your own Hawaiian style tiki statue or totems. Create a mini volcano in the Imagination Workshop, and learn about volcanic rock in the Nature Exchange. Don’t forget to dress in your favorite Hawaiian themed clothing. If you don’t have a lei, not to worry, we’ll be making them! Also enjoy a special dance performace.

 

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  • When: Friday, June 12, 2015, Friday July 10th, 2015 and Friday, August 14th, 2105 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Where: Kidspace Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103
  • Cost: $7.00 general admission, members are free

Please Note: Twilight Nights have a separate admission from that day’s regular operating hours. The museum will close briefly at 5:00 pm and reopen for the special event. Admission passes and coupons will not be accepted during Twilight Nights.

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FREE Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camps

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Image from Microsoft.com

It’s time to sign your kids up for the Free Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camps. Kids ages 8 and older get hands-on experience with the latest technology as they learn how to code, create games, and use their creativity and imagination. My daugther attended last year and learned so much.

This summer’s four camps are all-new, with two designed for coding beginners and two for intermediates looking to take their skills to the next level with Project Spark, Kodu, and TouchDevelop, and more.

YouthSpark Summer Camps:

    • Smart Game Coding (Beginner, ages 8 to 11)

    • Smart Game Design (Beginner, ages 8 to 11)

    • Smart Game Coding (Intermediate, ages 11 and older)

    • Smart Game Design (Intermediate, ages 11 and older) 

Each camp run four consecutive days, and last two hours per day. Parents/guardians are are to remain in the store during each day of camp.   

Click on your state to locate your local store and register for the YouthSpark Summer Camps of your choice. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible as classes fill up quickly:              

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