Animation using Minecraft (10-14 yrs)

(10-14 yrs) In this Cybertek Academy class students are introduced to basic 2D and 3D animation techniques using Minecraft characters and stages. Kids expand their perception, observation, and timing skills, as well as exercise their imagination and storytelling by studying motion in reality, then apply these skills to animation. Students learn how animators work by completing a variety of short animation exercises and projects.


Animation using Minecraft (6-10 yrs)

(6-10 yrs) In this Cybertek Academy class students are introduced to basic 2D and 3D animation techniques using Minecraft characters and stages. Kids expand their perception, observation, and timing skills, as well as exercise their imagination and storytelling by studying motion in reality, then apply these skills to animation. Students learn how animators work by completing a variety of short animation exercises and projects.


Engineering Design Process 8-14 yrs by Vendor

(8-14 yrs.) In this Youth Technology Network course students learn about the engineering design process. Using virtual reality system and software applications, students study, develop, and solve a real-world problem.


Homeschool-Sketching through History & Science

(6-12 yrs.) Did you know that 100 years ago, most field scientists were accomplished artists? Without portable cameras, biologists needed a way to capture their discoveries, and art was their tool. Study the techniques used in making a field sketch page, learn some basic drawing skills, and get to know the stories of long ago explorers and scientists. A field sketch kit is included.


Intro to Computer-Aided Design 8-14 yrs by Vendor

(8-14 yrs.) In this Youth Technology Network course students learn to use computer-aided design software and design thinking methods to create, customize, prepare, and print digital objects.


Intro to Cyber Security (8-14 yrs.)

(8-14 yrs.) In this Youth Technology Network program students learn the skills needed to operate safely in the worldwide web of cyberspace such as cyber safety, cyber hygiene and healthy online behavior. Other topics include what is dangerous to do online and proper online communication skills. Required equipment and materials are included.


Intro to Telescopes

(8-Adult) Now that you have received a new telescope, how do you set it up and use it? Or are you considering buying a telescope? This course goes into introductory basics of astronomy, observing the sky, and what you need to know to setup and use your telescope. Will provide hands-on use of telescopes and observing objects in the sky in the Roll-Top Observatory if the weather allows. Attendees can bring their own telescope for assistance and advice. Advance registration required, no walk-in registration available.


Introduction to Astronomy

(8-Adult) This course provides a general introduction to some fundamentals of astronomy and the universe we see in the sky around us. We will discuss the basic types of astronomical objects from the small to the large, the motions of the planets and stars, and interesting phenomena in the night sky. The classroom discussion is followed by an observatory session with telescopes, weather permitting. The course is held rain or clear skies in the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner.


LEGO Aquatic Bots (5-8 yrs.) by Vendor

(5-8 yrs.) Make LEGO® WeDo 2.0 AquaBots in this Baroody Camps robotics class. Each day students build and code a different water-themed robot using LEGO® gears, pulleys, axles, motors and sensors. Make boats, seaplanes, ocean explorers and robotic denizens of the deep!


LEGO Spike Quirky Creations (8-11 yrs.)

(8-11 yrs.) In this Baroody Camps program, students develop engineering design skills as they investigate ways of defining problems, brainstorming solutions, and testing and refining prototypes. Students then refine their problem-solving skills as they create a solution to a problem that has constraints, and improve on others’ ideas while building fun and out of the ordinary creations such as a high-tech playground and a trash monster machine.


Meteorites-Exploring Visitors from Space (8-Adult)

(8-Adult) What are meteorites? Where do they come from? What do they tell us? This class is an introduction to these visitors from outer space. Participants will be able to examine actual meteorites including specimens from the Moon and Mars. The discussion is followed by an observatory session with telescopes, weather permitting. The course will be held in the Roll-Top observatory classroom at Turner Farm Park.


Minecraft Modding by Cybertek (10-14 yrs)

(10-14 yrs) In this Cybertek Academy class, students learn to create their own custom gameplay items and elements using MCreator and Minecraft. Students also learn to create artwork for various items, and implement them into the game with custom behaviors. Design your own custom blocks, weapons, food, biomes and more.


Minecraft Modding by Cybertek (6-9 yrs)

(6-9 yrs) In this Cybertek Academy class, students learn to create their own custom gameplay items and elements using MCreator and Minecraft. Students also learn to create artwork for various items, and implement them into the game with custom behaviors. Design your own custom blocks, weapons, food, biomes and more.


Nebulas, Star Clusters & Galaxies, Oh My!

(8-Adult) We are familiar with the stars and planets that we can see when the Sun sets. However, the night sky contains many wonders that are visible with binoculars or modest telescopes. This fun and interactive presentation is designed as an introduction to the most common of these astronomical “deep sky” objects. After the class, look through the telescopes in the observatory (weather permitting). The course is held rain or clear skies in the Roll-Top Observatory.


Night Sky Tour at the Roll-Top Observatory

(8-Adult) This program is a fun tour of planets, constellations, stars, nebulas, and galaxies in the night sky that can be seen with the eye and in telescopes at the Roll-Top observatory at Turner Farm Park. If inclement weather, then we will discuss and show images of objects that could be observed in clear skies. No knowledge of astronomy is needed, just an interest in learning about the universe around our planet. The course is held rain or clear skies in the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner Farm Park.


Outdoor Science Lab at Huntley

(6-Adult) Explore the exciting world of science with fun hands-on experiments, activities, and challenges! Enrich your understanding of various science and engineering topics using scientific investigations, observations, and lab skills with the guidance of a park naturalist. Each outdoor class will focus on a different science theme. Check session notes for details. All supplies included. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Rainbows, Haloes & Glories (6-Adult)

(6-Adult) Covers common and some uncommon phenomena people can see in the day or night skies such as rainbows, haloes and glories. We will cover sunrise and sunset phenomena like the green flash, the purple light, and simple questions like why the sky is blue and sunsets are orange. This course will teach people how to better appreciate the sky both day and night. The course is held rain or clear skies in the Roll-Top observatory classroom at Turner Farm Park. It is recommend parents accompany younger children. Advance registration required, no walk-in registration available.


Roblox: Imaginative Game Design (10-14 yrs)

(10-14 yrs) In this Cybertek Academy course, students will learn how to use coding fundamentals to strategically engineer an immersive, imaginative cosmos for one of the fastest-growing gaming platforms in the world. “Roblox, Imaginative Game Design” provides students with hands-on experiences in innovation and the underlying mechanics of 3D gaming.


Roblox: Imaginative Game Design (6-9 yrs)

(6-9 yrs) In this Cybertek Academy course, students will learn how to use coding fundamentals to strategically engineer an immersive, imaginative cosmos for one of the fastest-growing gaming platforms in the world. “Roblox, Imaginative Game Design” provides students with hands-on experiences in innovation and the underlying mechanics of 3D gaming.


Science Potions & Explosions (6-9 yrs.) by Vendor

(6-9 yrs.) In this Baroody Camps class, students create potions and exciting chemical reactions. Erupt a volcano, make indoor snow, step inside a giant bubble, grow a giant crystal or blast a rocket into the air while learning about the states of matter and how things change with mixtures, solutions, and chemical reactions.


Simple Machines - Work and Play

(4-10 yrs.) There are 6 Simple Machines that operate alone or together to make work easier. Come experiment with wheels and axles, levers, inclined planes, pulleys, wedges and screws for a morning of fun work!


Slime Time by Vendor (6-12 yrs)

(6-12 yrs) Who doesn't LOVE slime? Some are magnetic, others are glittery or glow in the dark. It doesn't matter how it's made, the fun is figuring it out. In this Baroody Camps class, students learn what an activator is and why no slime is complete without it, as well as how different ingredients change the outcome, texture and use of slime. Slime is awesome but learning why it works is pretty cool too. Materials are included in the price of the class.


Stemtree Coding (6-12 yrs)

(6-12 yrs) This Stemtree program teaches students to create and develop computer programs (games, stories, etc.) instead of playing them. Students learn computer programming concepts in a fun and interactive way by combining media elements to create and share stories, animations, games, music and more and using basic reasoning and problem solving skills. They also create their own computer programs to implement computer games and combine multiple topics (Science, Engineering, Teamwork).


Stemtree Math Fun (6-12 ys.)

(6-12 yrs.) This Stemtree program incorporates engaging exercises and manipulatives to make math more enjoyable. Activities allow students to build on their foundational skills and apply math skills to daily life situations.


Stemtree Robo-Fun (6-12 yrs.)

(6-12 yrs.) This Stemtree program uses robots to inspire students to learn engineering, apply their basic science, model construction, computer programming and problem-solving skills and knowledge to explore STEM concepts.


The Science Seed (6-8 yrs.)

(6-8 yrs.) This series of classes introduces children to science in fun, interactive and age-appropriate ways. Children learn about geology, chemistry, biology and nature through activities to ensure that children have fun and build a foundation for a love of science and learning. Each class includes a note for the parents about what was taught and how lessons can be continued at home.


The Strange Shape of Sundials

(8-Adult) Learning about the many kinds of sundials and make your own. Sundials are the world's oldest clocks, seen in alignments of Stonehenge and Newgrange. Ben Franklin had exploding sundials and Thomas Jefferson built a new type sundial. Today there are many new sundials. Ever see a digital sundial? As an activity, we'll help you make your own paper sundial that tells accurate time. The course will be held in the Roll-Top observatory classroom followed by telescope observing of the sun.


The Sun - Our Neighborhood Star

(5-Adult) This presentation will cover what causes the Sun to shine, the Sun's life cycle, and how the Sun compares to other stars. We will also discuss features on the Sun and how to view the Sun safely. The classroom discussion is accompanied by an observing session of the Sun with solar telescopes, weather permitting. The course is held rain or clear skies in the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner Farm Park.


Topics in Astronomy at the Roll-Top Observatory

(8-Adult) Explore everything from space missions to planets, stars, and galaxies with a different monthly topic at The Roll-Top observatory at Turner Farm Park. The topic presentations are for the general public and do not require any specific knowledge of astronomy. Classroom discussion is followed by an observing session with telescopes, weather permitting. Check the Analemma Society website for the monthly topics (www.analemma.org).


WeDo Robotics (5-8 yrs.) by Vendor

(5-8 yrs.) In this Baroody Camps class, students use a curriculum powered by LEGO Educational group which includes fun robotics projects using LEGO bricks to build robots. Projects help students improve their math, physics and engineering skills while having a ton of fun.


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