Youth Activities An Adventure in Robotics COOKS AND BOOKS WORKSHOPS! NEW PROGRAMS! Children will be exposed to basic science concepts, cooking techniques, and different foods through the use of children’s books and hands-on science and cooking activities, based on grade level. All food prepared will be based on books read. There will FUN craft projects related to the topics, too! The kids will have a blast — guaranteed! Program Instructor, Nicole Maney, is a K-2 teacher at the Green Meadow Elementary School in East Greenbush, Channel 13 Teacher of the Week, and an After School Enrichment Coordinator from 2003-2011 All food supplies and art materials are included. Lunch and a snack will be served for each program. FOR ..................................... Children Entering Grades 1-3 (for the 2018-2019 school year) GRADES K-1 Theme: Cooks, Books, Crafts, and More! Activities featured on Leo Leonni books: Simmy, Inch by Inch, Fredrick, A Color of My Own, and More! WHEN .........................................................July 20 (Friday) GRADES 2-3 Fun & Edible Food Science and More! Activities featured: Skittle Rainbow, Homemade Ice Cream, and a Solar Oven for cooking (weather dependent), and More! WHEN .........................................................July 27 (Friday) TIME ...................................................... 10:30 am–1:30 pm WHERE ...........Queensbury Activity Center, 742 Bay Road FEE ....... Resident $30/session; Non-Resident $40/session CLASS MAXIMUM .......................................................... 20 Note to parents: For your child’s safety, please inform the Department Staff, at the time of registration, and the instructor of any known allergies that exist for your child. Hands-on learning at its FINEST! NEW for 2018! This exciting, new S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) program is being offered by expert and award-winning author and educator, Kathryn Ceceri. Kathy has presented hundreds of hands-on learning programs around the Northeast! Her articles and projects have appeared in Make Magazine, Wired, Disney’s FamilyFun, and About.com’s Homeschooling page. We are thrilled to have Kathy partner with us to provide a stimulating, fun, and hands-on learning opportunity! For more information about Kathy, please visit her website at craftsforlearning.com. MAKE YOUR OWN ROBOT WALKER AND ROBOT HAND Low-tech robotics expert Kathy Ceceri will show you how to design, build, and test your own gravity-powered robot walker! Scientists call these “passive dynamic walkers” because they move in life-like ways — without any motors. As a bonus, you’ll also learn how to make a life-like cardboard robot hand. Kathy is the author of “Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future,” “Paper Inventions,” “Musical Inventions” and “Fabric and Fiber Inventions,” and other books of hands-on science/tech/ art projects for kids. We are excited to welcome her back! All supplies and materials included. FOR ................................................................ Ages 8 & Up WHEN .................................................. August 7 (Tuesday) TIME ........................................................... 10:00-11:30 am WHERE ..........Queensbury WHBI School, Classroom #121 FEE ..................................Resident $30; Non-Resident $40 CLASS SIZE .............................. Minimum 10; Maximum 15 Kids LOVE these programs; using their imagination and intellect to create spectacular inventions! This is where science and art meet, nurturing your child’s natural curiosity!!! NEW! DARK WINGS NEW! Join us for a marvelous morning as we bring Up Yonda Farm to you! Children will discover the creatures that rule the night — bats and owls. See the lighter side of these animals who have long been a source of fear in the dark. We will be building bat houses for your child to take home. Our youngest learners, ages 6-7, can build a bat house with the help of a parent. The kits are pre-cut, drilled, and ready to assemble. This amazing program will teach you some very cool facts about bats! The programs Up Yonda Farm offer complement New York State core curricula and give the children an opportunity to learn in a very hands-on environment. Instructors: Up Yonda Farm Naturalists All supplies and materials are included. FOR .....................................................................Ages 6-12 WHEN ...............................................August 23 (Thursday) TIME .....................................................11:15 am-12:30 pm WHERE ...................Gurney Lane Recreation Area Pavilion FEE ..................................Resident $20; Non-Resident $30 Parents are encouraged to participate! CLASS SIZE .............................. Minimum 10; Maximum 25 ADIRONDACK ANIMALS! Wild About Animals! Wildlife Education by Bernie will bring kids up LIVE close and personal to the wonderful world of animals from the Adirondacks. Live presentations will ANIMALS! feature interesting facts about each animal — children will be captivated! For more animal science fun, real-life, unique specimens will be presented for your child to touch, investigate, and explore. To top it all off, we will be playing an interactive, educational game of Wild Faces! We will have a roaring good time — please join us! FOR ................................................................ Ages 5 & Up WHEN ......................................................July 24 (Tuesday) TIME ........................................................... 10:00-11:30 am WHERE ...................Gurney Lane Recreation Area Pavilion FEE ..................................Resident $15; Non-Resident $25 CLASS SIZE .............................. Minimum 10; Maximum 25 Instructor: Bernadette Hoffman, Licensed USDA Exhibitor, NYS Licensed, Member of Feline Conservation Federation, Member of National Wildlife Federation, and former Zookeeper. NEW for 2018! 10 SUMMER 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE