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Summer of STEM Adventures July 26-30

July 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - July 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Talcott Mountain Science Center Avon Connecticut

There is something for everyone during TMSC’s Summer of STEM Adventures July 26-30! 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 Fledglings III, Life! Discover the things that live in the fires, the soil, garden and backyard, ponds, puddles and streams!
Explore the lives of plants, bugs, slithering things, birds, critters and more!
Grades K-3 It’s a Bug’s Life They creep, they crawl, they fly! They make sure the flowers grow, they clean up our yards. They can lift
hundreds of times their own weight, and can fly across the continent! They’re bugs! We’ll learn how to find and catch them,
observe them with microscopes, do some fun buggy crafts, and even keep some alive in the classroom.
Grades K-3 Pirate Science Fun filled sessions for aspiring buccaneers! Learn how to sail the Seven Seas and what to expect in those
waters! Practice your map skills as you explore where you’re going to bury the “treasure.” You’ll find an ocean of activities on
board for an exciting week!
Grades 4-8 Computers: Arduino Want to get under the hood of today’s electronics? Build circuits that can be used to power gadgets,
games, prosthetics and robots? You’ll use an Arduino project board, LEDs, sensors, motors and all the parts you need to
create cool stuff. Additional purchase of a SparkFun Arduino kit ($49) at registration.
Grades 4-8 3…2…1… Blast Off! Experiment with rocket design and propulsion systems. See how rocket design has changed over the
decades. Build your own rocket and launch it to measure how high it goes! You could be the next Dr. Goddard and lead the
world into the next space frontier! Additional purchase of an Estes Rocket kit ($15) at registration.
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 3D Printing 3-D printers have opened up a world of do-it-yourself design and manufacturing, from game pieces to prosthetic
arms. Using tools including Sculptris, SketchUp, MakerWare and DaVinci, you’ll be able to design, build and print your
gadgets and 3-D models!

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


July 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am
July 30, 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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