DISCOVER THE YOUNG SCIENTIST IN YOU
Great Lakes Science Center offers camps, classes and late-night fun
for families of all ages this fall and winter
September 21st, 2011
CLEVELAND (September 21, 2011) – With the LEGO® workshop and Family Science: Dissection Discovery classes, Boy Scout & Girl Scout workshops and our day-long Winter Break Camps, Great Lakes Science Center is ready to educate and entertain with hands-on, minds-on fun this season.
“Great Lakes Science Center strives to offer a variety of family programs each season that give everyone the opportunity to learn about science and have fun at the same time,” said Whitney Owens, vice president of education at Great Lakes Science Center. “Our fall and winter camps and classes are the perfect way for kids to spend a Saturday or a day out of school with friends.”
Fall Classes 2011
Great Lakes Science Center is offering a variety of classes this season, from electricity experiments and cow eye dissection, to Halloween-themed LEGO creations and Scout badge workshops. Offerings include:
• Mad Scientist 101 / NEOEA One-Day Camp
Friday, October 14, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Investigate creepy crawlers and conduct electricity experiments.
• Family Science: Dissection Discovery
Saturday, October 15, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Dissect a cow eye and explore the wonders of the eye.
• Brick-or-Treat LEGO Workshop
Saturday, October 15, 9 am – noon
Build your own spooky creation using LEGO MindStorm NXT kits.
• Girl Scout Badge Workshop
Saturday, October 22, 10 am – noon and 1 pm – 3 pm
Learn about space travel and investigate authentic NASA artifacts.
• NEW in 2011! Girls Go! Science
Saturday, October 29, 9 am – 3 pm
Science is a girl thing! Explore careers and conduct experiments.
• Special Preview Event: LEGO Master Builder Workshop
Thursday, November 3, 5 – 7 pm
Work with a real Master Builder from Cleveland’s LEGO KidsFest event (Nov. 4 – 6, I-X Center) in this LEGO building class. Learn tips and tricks for engineering LEGO creations.
• Cub Scout Badge Workshop
Saturday, November 5, 10 am – noon and 1 – 3 pm
Learn about the Bernoulli’s Principle and Pascal’s Law, explore water and air pressure, launch a rocket and more.
• Extreme Science: CSI Late Night
Friday, November 11, 6 – 11:30 pm
Analyze fingerprints and handwriting, measure blood splatter, perform DNA experiments and watch the OMNIMAX movie, Journey Into Amazing Caves.
• Boy Scout Badge Workshop – Robotics
Saturday, November 12, 10 am – 3 pm
Use sensors and motors to design, build, program and test a robot to navigate an obstacle course or crush an opponent in battle.
• Girl Scout Badge Workshop
Saturday, November 19, 10 am – noon and 1 – 3 pm
Explore the properties of solids and liquids by making slime and discover how color and light shape the world.
Register by calling 216-621-2400 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm). For complete class descriptions, visit: http://www.greatscience.com/fall_classes.php
Winter Break Camps 2011 – 2012
Great Lakes Science Center will host one-day camps during winter break for grades K – 8. Camps will be divided by age and camp content will be tailored to suit the camper’ grade levels.
Class highlights include “LEGO: Ultimate Builder” where kids practice speed building and build a robot, “Science of Cool” where kids use snow to perform cold-weather experiments with liquid nitrogen and dry ice, plus “Paleo-Plunge” where kids learn about dinosaurs, find out how fossils are made and make their own to take home.
Camp sessions will be held December 19 – December 23, December 26 – December 30 and January 2 – 3. All sessions meet from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm each day, with extended care options available from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm. Cost is $42 per day ($39 for members). Campers may bring a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch for $6.
For more class information and registration details for Winter Break Camps, visit: http://www.greatscience.com/winter_break.php
About the Great Lakes Science Center:
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to stimulate interest in and increase understanding of the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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