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Agro-vators!

$120
Calendar Apr 10, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Plants are fascinating beings: we think ourselves so mighty because we can MOVE and THINK, but we depend on them for our existence while they don’t need us to survive at all!  

In this club, we will be working with plants and learning about their intricate relationship with the ecosystem and with us by exploring various medicinal qualities.  We will be exploring urban and vertical farming by building different types of growing setups including traditional soil based, hydroponics, and aeroponics.  There is no “end date”: this club will grow and evolve throughout the year and for years to come, based on the direction our members take it.  

We aim to sell the produce we grow at the farmers market this spring and summer, in the process also learning about business, finance, project management, marketing, and various legal considerations.  Additionally, we can learn to cook with our produce, make tinctures and essential oils, breed various plants together, or even try to manipulate the plants at a genetic level!

Every Tuesday, from 5pm-7pm.  You are welcome to arrive at 4pm

Ages: 5-8 grade, 9+grade

 

Agro-vators!

$120
Calendar May 1, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Plants are fascinating beings: we think ourselves so mighty because we can MOVE and THINK, but we depend on them for our existence while they don’t need us to survive at all!  

In this club, we will be working with plants and learning about their intricate relationship with the ecosystem and with us by exploring various medicinal qualities.  We will be exploring urban and vertical farming by building different types of growing setups including traditional soil based, hydroponics, and aeroponics.  There is no “end date”: this club will grow and evolve throughout the year and for years to come, based on the direction our members take it.  

We aim to sell the produce we grow at the farmers market this spring and summer, in the process also learning about business, finance, project management, marketing, and various legal considerations.  Additionally, we can learn to cook with our produce, make tinctures and essential oils, breed various plants together, or even try to manipulate the plants at a genetic level!

Every Tuesday, from 5pm-7pm.  You are welcome to arrive at 4pm

Ages: 5-8 grade, 9+grade

 

Environmental May-hem
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Environmental May-hem

$120

with Julia Graff

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 5 weeks

WE’RE NOT IN HARMONY! Wild temperature fluctuations, record breaking natural disasters, and mass extinction! Why is this happening and what can we expect for our future? Let’s get together and figure out how we can get back into harmony with the earth!

 Grades 5-8

Manipulating Life Itself : SynBio Summer Camp

$650

with Shaun Moshasha

Calendar Jul 16, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Splice ​DNA ​together ​and ​create ​your ​own ​glowing ​bacteria! ​We ​are ​entering ​the ​era ​of biotechnology ​where ​designer ​organisms ​are ​being ​created ​to ​solve ​the ​world’s ​biggest problems ​like ​hunger, ​clean ​water, ​and ​pollution. ​Unfortunately, not ​everything ​always ​goes as ​planned….what ​happens ​when ​we ​must ​decide ​to ​wipe ​out ​an ​entire ​species ​to ​save ​our own? ​Dive ​into ​the ​world ​of ​synthetic ​biology ​by ​learning ​microbiology ​and ​genetic engineering techniques in the lab, as well as ​the ​ethics ​needed ​to ​make ​sure ​we ​use ​this ​technology ​for ​good ​and ​not evil!

Grades 8th-12th

 

Rabbit Hole Explorers
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Rabbit Hole Explorers

$100

with Shaun Moshasha

Calendar May 3, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Love our classes but wish we taught more about insect pheromones and behavior, or the future of genetic engineering and what it means for our society, or how some animals like Tardigrades can survive in space?!

In RHEs, YOU choose what you want to learn!

RHEs (Rabbit Hole Explorer) sessions are our Independent Guided Learning sessions. Every month, the group will decide which topic it would like to learn about, our master learners will guide you down the rabbit hole of any topic YOU choose, facilitating efficient and effective learning in a hackathon style manner! It’s a choose your own adventure in the Book of All Knowledge!

Perhaps we’ll do an experiment, maybe we’ll speak with an expert, or possibly we’ll watch a documentary.  Regardless how how we feed our curiosity, we will be consolidating our efforts into a concrete presentation, or blog post, or white paper, so we can share our knowledge nuggets with the rest of the world!

Join us as we explore uncharted frontiers!

Every Thursday, from 5pm-7pm (No class on April 5th,2018) .  You are welcome to arrive at 4pm

Ages: 5-8 grade, 9+grade

The Human Cyborg : Summer Camp

$300
Calendar Jul 9, 2018 at 9 am

You ​and ​me ​ain’t ​nothin’ ​but ​mammals, ​but ​what ​is ​a ​mammal ​than ​just ​a ​biological machine?! ​Make ​a ​working ​model ​of ​an ​arm ​and ​design ​your ​own ​circulatory ​system ​in ​this exploration ​of ​the ​Human ​Animal! ​But ​what ​pieces ​of ​us ​can ​be ​replaced ​by ​machine?! You’ll ​have ​so ​much ​fun ​that ​you ​won’t ​even ​realize ​you’re ​learning ​biology, ​anatomy, biomechanics ​and ​prosthetics, ​and ​the ​physics ​of ​the ​human ​body!

Grades 5-8 

Water Filter Challenge

$30

with Julia Graff

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 12 pm

Although the Earth is covered in water, only 3% of it is fresh water, and of that, only a small percentage is clean enough to drink!  Our availability of fresh, drinkable water to sustain our growing population will be one of the enormous challenges facing us during our lifetimes.  In this class, we learn about the growing challenge and take the first step in addressing this challenge: we're going to create our own water filter!

What is Health?!

$30

with Tony Koshar

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 9 am

Do you know what your body is telling you? This course will provide a hands-on learning experience to understanding your body's vital signs and nutrition, and various common substances that affect its equilibrium. Ultimately, our goal is to maintain a positive attitude about health, by focusing on the opportunities for optimizing our physiology, but also understanding the ways in which we cause damage.

Together, we will perform activities in each of these subjects to learn how to take control of and optimize our own health.





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