Science Workshops


Upcoming Spring Break Workshops!

We will be offering 2 weeks of spring break workshops. Continue scrolling to learn more about these full day workshops!

Overall Details for each Workshop

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $45/student

Ages: 6+

Location: NS3 Science Studio (4355 Jingle Pot Rd Room 101)

Please note: Food is not included in cost.
Please send along lunch and a water bottle with your child.
We will be spending time outside so please dress appropriately.


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Please let us know if you encounter any problems.


Typical Schedule

9:00 Arrival and free play

9:30 Introduction and short activity

10:00 Snack and recess

10:30 Activity

12:00 Lunch and outdoor time

1:00 Activity

2:00 Activity

2:45 Story and Discussion

3:00 Pick-up

3:00 – 5:00pm Optional Stay and Play*


*Stay and Play will be canceled if no sign-ups one week prior to workshop*



Life of a Scientist

March 16th-20th

Do you think you want to be a scientist? Yes? Then this camp is for you. We will explore what it takes to do science; from problem-solving to practical skills like pipetting and measuring. During the week, we will focus on different types of scientists with hands-on activities and games. Build and launch a foam rocket, experiment with pH indicators, learn about wildlife catch and release, and watch bacteria grow!


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Please let us know if you encounter any problems.





March 23rd-27th

Join us for this forestry themed camp. We will have a mix of outdoor education, building activities, and introductions to how people in the forestry industry work. Learn to identify local trees and create a mini ID guide, then test that knowledge in the outdoors. We will look at tree rings, tree anatomy, and challenge ourselves to see what wildfire firefighters and tree planters do. We’ll use critical thinking in hands-on activities and get up close and personal with nature!

Register Here!

Please let us know if you encounter any problems.


Workshop and Camp Policies

Participation: At NS3, we offer a variety of activities to support learning and exploration for all children. If you have questions about whether a program is right for your child, please contact us. We are committed to working with families to reduce barriers to participation wherever possible.

NS3 reserves the right to expel any participant, without refund of fees, who behaves inappropriately, is disruptive to other participants, volunteers or staff, or becomes a danger to themselves or others.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and RefundsNS3 reserves the right to cancel a program one week prior to the start date, and will refund all fees for a cancelled program. Programs cancelled less than one week prior to the start date due to unforeseen reasons (including but not limited to weather conditions or site safety) will be rescheduled or fees will be refunded as credit towards another program. Withdrawal with refund must be requested in writing more than two weeks prior to the program start date. Any withdrawals or changes will be subject to a $10 administrative fee. There are NO REFUNDS given for withdrawals requested less than two weeks prior to the first day of a registered program or at any time during the program. Pro-rated refunds are NOT available for days absent from a registered program.

Punctuality: NS3 will not assume responsibility for children before or after camp or after Stay&Play.  A $25 late pick-up fee may be charged. Repeated late pick-ups can result in cancelled participation without refund.

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