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Summer of STEM Adventures August 9-13

August 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Talcott Mountain Science Center Avon Connecticut

There is something for everyone during TMSC’s Summer of STEM Adventures August 9-13! REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Students in grades K-8 get the chance to explore some (very) cool science, nature and technology! 

Classes are small, (12 students at most!) questions are encouraged, and fresh air is a given at our one-of-a-kind mountain top campus. TMSC offers hands-on exploratory enrichment fun across many subjects for children in grades K-8. Children that spend time with us flourish, break out of their shells, and have fun learning.

Grades K-3 Girls Rock! Girls rock – not just in geology, but in lots of other neat sciences too! Fun and engaging activities stress discovery
skills, from rock/mineral/fossil ID to biology and chemistry! Plenty of hands-on STEM can build confidence in young female
Grades K-3 Kid Coding Learn to code on iPads with easy-to-learn graphical programming apps that let you create graphics, animation,
solve problems and create worlds with your drawings and imagination! All apps used are open-source or freeware for use
after the course.
Grades K-3 LEGO Science From cars to catapults, from motors to Mars rovers, you can explore science and technology with LEGO®.
Compete in engineering challenges, build skyscrapers, crazy contraptions and dream machines!
Grades 4-8 Camp Invention 2020 – Recharge! Students can build confidence, persistence and creative problem-solving skills as they use
their imaginations, find inspiration from game-changing inventors and bring their biggest ideas to life. This year’s modules:
Open Mic City, Duck Chuck Pond, SolarBot Park, and Road Rally Racetrack!
Grades 4-8 Adventures with Arthropods Insects, spiders, crayfish, millipedes, centipedes, copepods… there are arthropods everywhere!
Find out how they move, what they do, where to find them and how they make our biomes work. You will learn collecting
techniques (nets and traps), current taxonomy (names), how to use microscopes, and how to keep arthropods alive as pets. A
major focus will be on making your own pinned insect collection to take home.
Grades 4-8 Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Create & code custom robots with LEGO Mindstorms EV3. You’ll work in teams to design,
program, test and solve contests and challenges designed to test your skill using one of our FIRST LEGO League playing
fields. Our bots, your brains!
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!

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


August 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am
August 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy
324 Montevideo Road
Avon, CT, CT 06001 United States
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