Tag: STEAM

Time to use your Imaginology

 

It’s time to use your “Imaginology and go Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” at the O.C. Fair & Event Center. Imaginolgy is one of our girls favorite annual STEAM events. Through hands-on workshops and exhibits, this event creates a stimulating world perfect for kids of all ages.

Kids can explore and discover their abilities in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and agricultural fields and more.

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Local professionals and Imaginology staff lead hands-on makeshops and workshops suitable for all ages including ceramics, sewing, technology, painting, sculpting and other crafts.  Supplies are provided for free and most artwork and crafts created may be taken home.We love walking through the vegetable and fruit gardens in Centennial Farm. The farm is filled with gardening activities including radish seed planting, digging and identifying vegetable roots and examining a variety of plants through touch and smell at the Garden Touch Table.

There’s so much to do at this event. In addition to the hands-on learning there’s blacksmithing presentation and a cow-milking display where guests learn the process of how milk travels from the cow to the store. Attendees can also pet a chick or visit The Great Egg-Scape exhibit and watch chicks hatching.

  • When: April 21-23 and is open Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa – which is located off the 405 and 55 freeways
  • Cost: The event is FREE to attend. Parking is free on Friday and $8.00 on Saturday & Sunday

Visit the Imaginology website for more details and a full event schedule.

 

2nd Annual STEAM Carnival

Image Courtesy of ipsf.net
Image Courtesy of ipsf.net

 Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is excited to present the second annual STEAM Carnival – tomorrow Saturday, April 30th.

This family-friendly event for all ages is designed to provide children with fun, hands-on activities in an interactive carnival atmosphere to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

Discover, experiment, learn and play as a family with a variety of STEAM activities, games, animal exhibit, live performances, prizes and so much more!

  • When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Where: The Market Place, Irvine at the Edwards Courtyard, located at 13782 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602
  • Cost: Tickets are $5.00 at the door. The first 350 attendees will also receive a limited-edition tote bag. 

Imaginology Starts Today!

2016 OC Fair ImaginologyImaginology – Full Steam Ahead” – starts today! The OC Fair & Event Center present Imaginology – a stimulating world in which youth of all ages can explore the professional fields of science, technology, engineering and more.

There was so much to do last year – we attended 2 days and I still we still missed things. There are hands-on workshops and exhibits, children can discover their abilities in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and agricultural fields.

Explore the vegetable and fruit gardens in Centennial Farm and develop a green thumb through various gardening activities including radish seed planting, digging and identifying vegetable roots and examining a variety of plants through touch and smell at the Garden Touch Table. Live demonstrations will include a blacksmithing presentation and a cow-milking display where guests learn the process of how milk travels from the cow to the store. Attendees can also pet a chick or visit The Great Egg-Scape exhibit and watch chicks hatching.

ProjectRefinedLife.com
ProjectRefinedLife.com

Guests of all ages can compete in the free Scarecrow Contest on Saturday and the Sawhorse Contest on Sunday held in Country Meadows. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top entries. Youth Project entries will be on display in the Action Gallery to showcase the talents of local youth in a variety of subjects including fine arts, poetry, science and engineering, fashion design and more.

Local professionals and Imaginology staff will lead hands-on makeshops and workshops suitable for all ages including ceramics, sewing, tie-dyeing, painting, sculpting and other crafts.  Supplies are provided for free and most artwork and crafts created may be taken home.

Attendees can discover some of the oldest inventions in technology and engineering in the Conrado Sanchez Technology Museum such as the first home computer and vintage gaming equipment, cameras, phones and typewriters. Also on display throughout Imaginology will be underwater robots, classic cars, module trains, vintage fire engines and a steam-powered engine.

Children will have the opportunity to unleash their inner performer in one of the many performing and musical arts hands-on experiences. For music enthusiasts, karaoke and marimba lessons, xylophone, tuba and a collection of other musical instruments are featured in the Action Gallery. Mini drama classes, aerial arts and horse vaulting are more activities children can see and try.

More free fun includes family-friendly entertainment, giant Jenga and chess, Physical Physics – the Science of Hooping, potato sack races, pretend play at the Pet Vet and Pretend Farm and a variety of hands-on learning experiences with live reptiles, insects and more.

  • When: April 15-17 and is open Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa – which is located off the 405 and 55 freeways
  • Cost: The event is FREE to attend. Parking is free on Friday and $8.00 on Saturday & Sunday

Visit ocfair.com/steam for more details.

 

Discovery Science Day

Image Courtesy of mtsac.edu
Image Courtesy of mtsac.edu

Discovery Science Day is a great event offered by Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC). Mt. SAC extends an invitation to all 4th – 7th grade students to explore areas of science and math. The theme this year isSUSTAINABILITY – Keep Calm and Green On“.

On Saturday, May 14th, Join Mt. SAC as they emphasize the use of science and math to preserve our natural resources. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

For just $7.00 kids get a full day with the choice of programming and a T-Shirt! Parents are encouraged to accompany and supervise their children in attendance and will not be charged to attend the event with their kids.

In addition to the programs there will be ongoing Sustainability Demonstrations by Collegewood Robotics Club as well as Sustainability Booths.

An In-n-Out truck will be on-site for lunch, after lunch the entire family can enjoy a tour of the B.J. Meek Museum Tours to visit the large animal collection and tours of the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Schedule:

7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and t-shirt pick up
(T-shirt for all student participants!)
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome and Tribute to Dr. Debbie Boroch
9:30 – 10:15 am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Lawlor, Professor of Anthropology- “Sustainability: Lessons from the Ruins of Past Civilizations”
10:30am – 12pm Breakout Session Activities: Register for one 90 minute “Rockets” Planetarium activity OR two Break Session activities A & B (once each).
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch! By the In-N-Out truck!
1 -2 pm Family Tours of the Mt. SAC Wildlife Sanctuary and B.J. Meek Museum

Breakout Session Activities:

Planetarium Rocket Building (10:30am – 12pm)

Make, design, build and launch your own rocket at the Mt. SAC-Randall Planetarium. Our rocket experts will teach you how to build a high flying rocket that can go as high as 100 feet. Because our rockets are made of light weight materials they’re safe enough to catch! Rockets can be launched multiple times at the planetarium and at the end of the day you can take your rocket home to keep!

OR

Pick 2 Breakout Sessions A & B (10:30am – 12pm, 40 minute program each)

  • Animal Science: Aquapotty: Poop in the Water is not Always a Bad Thing!
    Join us in discovering the sustainable relationship between fish, poop, and growing plants. In this session we will be exploring how fish facilitate the growing of plants and the process to test the water for chemical by-products.
  • Biology: Eat insects for protein?
    Discover the nutritional content and environmental sustainability of eating insects as a source of protein. The United Nations has suggested insects as a positive dietary choice everyone in the world should consider. Many countries around the world already do it!
  • Horticulture: Be Loyal to Your Soil: Compost!
    Discover the immense value of composting.
  • Math: Water Balloon Launcher: Projectile Motion
    In this activity, students will launch water balloons at various containers. Students will investigate what determines how far the water balloon will travel. Come learn how to adjust the path a balloon takes by aiming for water collection containers. How can water be collected after a rain storm? What can we do to collect water at our homes? Come learn about projectile motion and how to recover water.
  • Biology: Explore the Secrets in Plants!
    Did you know that the 1st medicine used to treat disease came from a tree? Come and see what you can make from plants. Many medicines used today come from some part of a plant; flowers, stems, roots, even the bark of a tree. Come learn about how to make medicines from plants. You can make your own soap, tea, lotion and chapstick to take home!
  • Ocean Sciences: Our Amazing Blue Planet–Where Would We Be Without a Healthy Ocean?
    A day at the beach–don’t we all enjoy it? Yikes! Climate change, trash, overfishing and resource exploitation are threatening our oceans. Learn what you can do to be part of the solutions for a healthy planet.
  • Chemistry: How is “Oil” (Petroleum) Different from “Oil” (Vegetable)?
    The word oil is generally used for two different substances. Petroleum oil is a non-renewable material commonly used to make fuels such as gasoline and diesel. Vegetable oils, such as olive oil and canola oil, are renewable substances generally used for cooking and eating. Both types of oil are chemically similar. Did you know the oil used at fast food restaurants to cook French Fries can be used to run diesel engines? We will explore similarities and differences between these two types of oil and examine products created from the oils.
  • Chemistry: Camping, Sunlight and S’mores!
    Have you ever gone camping or backpacking? What are some essentials that you’ll need in order to stay alive and enjoy the great outdoors? Come and learn how to capture the power of the sun to purify water and cook your food. You will get a chance to see our solar camping truck in action and roast marshmallows over a sustainable fire to make a delicious S’more.
  • Planetarium Shows  
    Learn more about climate change with our new planetarium show “Dynamic Earth.” Then get a new appreciation for the sun by looking at the sun through a solar telescope.  (If cloudy, we will see the planetarium show “Secrets of the Sun” instead.

  • When: May 14, 2016 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Mt. San Antonio College is located at 1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789. Registration at building 13 near Lot G, activities end near Lot B! (see map)
  • Cost: $7.00 per child, parents are free. Parking is Free in Lot G by Building 13 (Design Technology Center) and in Lot B at the north/east corner of Temple and Grand. 

To register for the event click HERE

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STEAM Carnival

Image Courtesy of ipsf.net
Image Courtesy of ipsf.net

 Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is excited to present the second annual STEAM Carnival on Saturday, April 30th. This carnival puts a creative twist on the traditional carnival. This family-friendly event for all ages is designed to provide children with fun, hands-on activities in an interactive carnival atmosphere to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

Pre-sale tickets are available now! Discover, experiment, learn and play as a family with a variety of STEAM activities, games, animal exhibit, live performances, prizes and so much more!

  • When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Where: The Market Place, Irvine at the Edwards Courtyard, located at 13782 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602
  • Cost: Tickets are $4 online pre-sale and $5 at the door. The first 350 attendees will also receive a limited-edition tote bag. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ipsf.net/steam-carnival. All proceeds earned from the event goes directly to benefit the schools in the Irvine Unified School District.

Imaginology Returns!

2016 OC Fair ImaginologyMake sure you save the date to attend “Imaginology – Full Steam Ahead” as it returns to the OC Fair & Event Center. Imaginolgy creates a stimulating world in which youth of all ages can explore the professional fields of science, technology, engineering and more.

There was so much to do last year – we attended 2 days and I still we still missed things. There are hands-on workshops and exhibits, children can discover their abilities in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and agricultural fields.

Explore the vegetable and fruit gardens in Centennial Farm and develop a green thumb through various gardening activities including radish seed planting, digging and identifying vegetable roots and examining a variety of plants through touch and smell at the Garden Touch Table. Live demonstrations will include a blacksmithing presentation and a cow-milking display where guests learn the process of how milk travels from the cow to the store. Attendees can also pet a chick or visit The Great Egg-Scape exhibit and watch chicks hatching.

ProjectRefinedLife.com
ProjectRefinedLife.com

Guests of all ages can compete in the free Scarecrow Contest on Saturday and the Sawhorse Contest on Sunday held in Country Meadows. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top entries. Youth Project entries will be on display in the Action Gallery to showcase the talents of local youth in a variety of subjects including fine arts, poetry, science and engineering, fashion design and more.

Local professionals and Imaginology staff will lead hands-on makeshops and workshops suitable for all ages including ceramics, sewing, tie-dyeing, painting, sculpting and other crafts.  Supplies are provided for free and most artwork and crafts created may be taken home.

Attendees can discover some of the oldest inventions in technology and engineering in the Conrado Sanchez Technology Museum such as the first home computer and vintage gaming equipment, cameras, phones and typewriters. Also on display throughout Imaginology will be underwater robots, classic cars, module trains, vintage fire engines and a steam-powered engine.

Children will have the opportunity to unleash their inner performer in one of the many performing and musical arts hands-on experiences. For music enthusiasts, karaoke and marimba lessons, xylophone, tuba and a collection of other musical instruments are featured in the Action Gallery. Mini drama classes, aerial arts and horse vaulting are more activities children can see and try.

More free fun includes family-friendly entertainment, giant Jenga and chess, Physical Physics – the Science of Hooping, potato sack races, pretend play at the Pet Vet and Pretend Farm and a variety of hands-on learning experiences with live reptiles, insects and more.

  • When: April 15-17 and is open Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa – which is located off the 405 and 55 freeways
  • Cost: The event is FREE to attend. Parking is free on Friday and $8.00 on Saturday & Sunday

Visit ocfair.com/steam for more details.

 

There are No Mistakes in Art

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How great would it be if you never made a mistake? Learn from the creative imagination of children’s book author, TV writer, and director Samantha Berger, that “in art, there are no mistakes” in this Chuck Jones Center-sponsored Creative Classroom. But even if you can’t make a mistake in art, that doesn’t mean discipline isn’t important. In this class, Samantha Berger will show you that creating something every day along with thoughtful doodling will lead you to new discoveries and ultimately to brilliance.

“There Are No Mistakes in Art” will take place on Sunday, January 24 from 2 to 4 PM at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite A, Costa Mesa, CA. It is free and open to the public. Reservations are a must as seating is limited. RSVP to Programs@ChuckJonesCenter.org or by calling 949-660-7793 x 107.

  • When: Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Where: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, located at South Coast Collection. 3321 Hyland Avenue. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – View Map
  • Cost: FREE

Museums Free-for-All Day

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Image and Information courtesy of socalmuseums.org

In a joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad communities in Southern California, SoCal Museums announces the 11th Annual Museums Free-for-All Day.

On Saturday January 30, 2016c. Over twenty museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge.

We are thrilled that museums in Southern California are able to offer the Museums Free-for-All Day for the 11th year in a row,” comments Alex Capriotti, SoCal Museums President and The Broad’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “We hope that visitors take advantage of this day by going to a museum they have always wanted to see or by revisiting an old favorite.

The event also hopes to raise awareness of free visitor days available year-round at museums across Southern California.

MuseumsfreeinfoThe calendar above of free days can be found on the SoCal Museums’s website at http://www.socalmuseums.org/free.

Museums Free-for-All has partnered with Metro, encouraging visitors to Go Metro to explore the participating museums, many of which are a short walk away from Metro bus or rail. Visit metro.net/discounts to learn about discounts at participating museum destinations.

This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply. For more information, visit SoCalMuseums.org. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information. Note that four institutions are offering free admission on Sunday, January 31 instead as part of Museums Free-for-All.

2016 Participating Museums

  • Autry Museum of the American West
  • Annenberg Space for Photography
  • Armory Space for Photography
  • The Broad
  • California African American Museum
  • California Science Center – Offer valid for general admission only. Does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions or IMAX films. Timed reservations are required for space shuttle Endeavour.
  • Craft & Folk Art Museum – Offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museums Free-for-All
  • Descanso Gardens
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA
  • The Getty
  • The Getty Villa – Timed tickets are required. Visit www.getty.edu.
  • Hammer Museum
  • Laguna Art Museum
  • The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum – Does not include Ice Age Encounters or 3D Theatre
  • LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) – Offer valid for general admission only. Does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
  • Museum of Latin American Art
  • Museum of Tolerance – Closed Saturdays, offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museums Free-for-All
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Orange County Museum of Art
  • The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
  • The Paley Center for Media
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Skirball Cultural Center – Offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museums Free-for-All. Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served
  • Sunnylands
  • Torrance Art Museum
  • USC Pacific Asia Museum
  • William S. Hart Museum
  • Zimmer Children’s Museum – Closed Saturdays, offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museums Free-for-All

The Science of Gingerbread

Gingerbread

What a tasty treat going to the Discovery Cube during the Science of Gingerbread exhibition is! The cube is completely transformed into a sweet STEAM city covered in gum drops and icing. This year the 10th annual Science of Gingerbread exhibit runs through January 3, 2015.

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Children, schools, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troop collaborate to design and build their gingerbread houses then submit them in the Ginberhouse competition. It truly does require science, technology, engineering, art and math skills to build some of these amazing displays.

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The Science of Gingerbread is filled with innovation and great hands-on activities designed to celebrate the holiday season.

wpid-wp-1415429402810.jpegThis sweet STEAM event is filled with great hands-on activities designed to bring families together this holiday season.

Activities include:

  • Gingerbread Derby Competition (11am, 1pm, & 3pm)
  • Kitchen Chemistry Learning Station
  • Gingerbread Spices Learning Station
  • Build a House Learning Station
  • Hall of Traditions
  • 3D Printing of a gingerbread house
  • Do You Want To Build A Snowman? Science of Snow Stage Show (on select dates only)
  • Cookie Decorating in the Healthy Kitchen (on select dates only)
  • Santa Meet & Greet (on select dates only – please see schedule below)

Boys and Girls bring you list because Santa will be on hand to meet and take pictures. Santa will be visiting and available 11am-3pm on the following dates:

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December

Saturday, 12/5/2015 – Sunday, 12/6/2015

Saturday, 12/12/2015 – Sunday, 12/13/2015

Saturday, 12/19/2015 – Thursday, 12/24/2015

It should no surprise that some of my favorite entries into the competition are the those submitted by our local Girl Scout Troops. Hopefully my troop will submit an entry next year!

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 Discovery Cube is located at 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705

For more information on hours and admission please check their website.

JPL Open House

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Back in July I told you to “Save the Date” for the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory annual Open House. It’s time – this FREE annual event takes place this weekend!!!

On Saturday & Sunday, October 10-11, 2015, 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.

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Be prepared, this event does get packed. It’s not unusual for up to 20,000 people per day to visit JPL during the Open House. Even with the crowds, visitors have great experiences, but be patient. Here are JPL suggestions to get the most out of your day:

  • Be sure to arrive early and be patient as there is only one entrance into JPL including a possible security check of your vehicle. Also, please note where you park.
  • Use your smartphone or tablet to try out JPL’s Open House web app to navigate the Lab. It provides real-time information on wait times at various sites, as well as directions to restrooms, food concessions, and other amenities.
  • The longest lines are usually at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility — the cleanrooms where we build spacecraft — and the Space Flight Operations Facility, where we communicate with all our missions. Keep this in mind if you want to include these sites in your visit.
  • Five movies will be shown throughout the day. The lines at these screenings can be shorter than other lines, and the movies offer a way to get off your feet in a cool place for a half hour while learning more about JPL missions.
  • Activities for young children are marked in the site listings. Do keep in mind that most experiences at JPL’s Open House are not intended for the very young.
  • Need help? Look for JPLers in bright red JPL-Caltech shirts with name tags. Information booths are also located around the Lab, as shown on the map.
  • Remember as you plan your visit that Open House ends at 4 p.m.

Vehicles entering NASA/JPL property are subject to inspection. Visitors cannot bring these items into NASA/JPL: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, all types of skates including skateboards, Segways and bicycles. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, except small purses and diaper bags. Drones are not allowed to fly over NASA/JPL under any circumstances.

JPL recommends arriving before 8:30 am to assure you get good parking. Also, be prepared for the heat. They will have water for sale but you may want to bring some from home.

  • When: Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: JPL, click here for directions
  • Cost: FREE – No tickets or reservations required.

Follow @NASAJPL on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #JPLOpen. You can post photos and videos on the Facebook Open House event page at: JPL Open House Facebook page

Click here to Download the 2015 Open House Map Guide

Open Studio

palette station open studioThe Palette Station in Tustin is offering a FREE open studio art time Saturday, October 3, 2105 from 12:00 pm -3:00 pm. This is a free, no-obligation creative session with professional artists.

Drop-in for free art activities for the kids and you’ll get a chance to see first-hand how Palette Station is revolutionizing art enrichment for kids and their families. I love this place, Ray and the staff are amazing, kids feel warm and free to create here.

  • When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Palette Station, 540 E 1st St., Tustin, CA 92780. Located in the Larwin Square Shopping Center. 
  • Cost: FREE

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.

Open Studio Art Time

palette station open studioLooking for some FREE fun today? The Palette Station in Tustin is offering a FREE open studio art time Saturday, July 18, 2105 from 12:00 pm -3:00 pm. This is a free, no-obligation creative session with professional artists.

Heard about Palette Station but haven’t had the chance to check it yet? Drop-in for free art activities for the kids and you’ll get a chance to see first-hand how Palette Station is revolutionizing art enrichment for kids and their families. Hope to see you this weekend!

  • When: Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Palette Station, 540 E 1st St., Tustin, CA 92780. Located in Larwin Square Shopping Center next to Haggen’s Market. 
  • Cost: FREE

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

Children’s Garden Workshop

CGW birds nestsChildren’s Garden Workshops: Eat Your Plants at the Great Park will help children discover how to make healthy eating choices by learning the nutritional value of summer fruits and vegetables that are currently being grown in the Farm + Food Lab.  Children will identify plant parts and understand how they are connected to the food we eat. We will have fun creating a seasonal (and maybe silly) meal using a leaf, flower, root, seed and a stem.

Explore science, technology, engineering, art, math and music in a fun and stimulating outdoor environment. Young attendees will connect the natural world with their daily lives, deepening their understanding and appreciation for nature. Materials for craft or activity are provided for all children. Workshops are held on the hour and are weather permitting.

Gently used book donations to the Littlle Free Library in the Farm + Food Lab are welcomed.

  • When: Sunday, July 19, 2105 from 9:00 am -11:00 am
  • Where:The Great Park, Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
  • Cost: Free

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