Summer of STEM Adventures August 2-6
August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 4:00 pm
There is something for everyone during TMSC’s Summer of STEM Adventures August 2-6! REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Students in grades K-8 get the chance to explore some (very) cool science, nature and technology – all on a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus!
As an advocate for ‘STEAM’ (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Talcott Mountain Science Center’s (TMSC) curriculum weaves together all aspects of education into an integrated hands-on learning experience. Inspirational lessons, state-of-the-art technology and real world applications are taught by a passionate and dedicated staff. The campus is made up of a series of buildings that take advantage of solar exposure to supplement our energy needs and are equipped with hands-on laboratories and the latest technologies, allowing us to teach with the very things we teach about. Learn about the facilities!
Grades K-3 Kitchen Chemistry Do some hands-on chemistry with everyday materials that you use in your kitchen! From volcanoes to
dancing raisins, from weather patterns to rocketry, see some very cool science happen with things right off the kitchen shelf!
Grades K-3 Robotics: Mindstorms NXT The most popular, flexible robot building kit ever, LEGO® Mindstorms™ has decades of robot
contests under its belt. You’ll build, program and compete on our “Research Roundup!” playing field, solving science
problems for robotics bragging rights!
Grades K-3 Wild & Crafty Discover your creative talents, using materials found in nature. Experiment with natural dyes. Create pictures
and weavings with nature’s colors and textures. Recycle paper into beautiful stationery tinted by leaves and flowers. What
you make is yours to keep!
Grades 4-8 Computers: Animation From classic cels to the latest motion-capture systems, we’ll show you how the pros work. You’ll
create original short animations using hand made animation toys, paper-based and and computer-based techniques, stopaction and “tweening” tools. Showcase your storytelling, artistic and creative talents!
Grades 4-8 Computer Graphics Unleash your artistic side in computers – great graphics, powerful pictures, 3-D scenes, and fantastic
scenes from out-of-this-world! You’ll use the power of professional graphics tools to create a digital portfolio full of your
original artwork and projects!
Grades 4-8 Cool Contraptions! Engineer and build with a chain reaction contraptions made with a wide variety of supplies. Create a fun
complex contraption to do a simple task, and use a lot of physics and engineering along the way.
Grades 4-8 Marine Science Discover the lure of the ocean and learn about nearby Long Island Sound. We will learn about geology,
watersheds, tides, sea monsters, shells, and even dissect some squid. Includes a day trip to Hammonasset Beach State Park
for a visit to Meig’s Point Nature Center, ocean observations, and catch-and-release of some cool creatures!
Explore the courses being offered during the 2021 Summer season now https://www.tmsc.org/content/summer-catalog. Select the dates and grade levels that interest you.
Once capacity has been reached in a program, the course will be listed as WAITLIST ONLY so don’t wait! By adding yourself to the waitlist, you have the opportunity to get into the course when there is a cancellation. Waitlist is first come, first serve.
For a printable copy of TMSC’s summer catalog, CLICK HERE