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“Detectives & Clues” (K-3) or “Forensics” (Gr. 4-7)
Dates:
January 12 11:00 - 12:00 or 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3 or Grades 4-7
Description:

Start off your new year of learning with a Detectives & Clues workshop where forensics will be made fun for primary students, while Intermediate students will learn new methods of problem solving using forensics techniques, including fingerprinting, DNA, and deciphering codes.

Prices:

$15/$25 per workshop

“Fantastic Flight” & “Splendid Space” (K-3)
Dates:
Jan 16 or Jan 19 and Jan 23 or Jan 26
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Description:

Pair Fantastic Flight & Splendid Space for a comprehensive program on space and flight in January!

Prices:

$15 per workshop

“Amazing Aeronautics” and “Life in Space” (Gr. 4-7)
Dates:
Jan 16 or Jan 19 and Jan 23 or Jan 26
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Grades 4-7
Description:

A pair of workshops in January on Amazing Aeronautics and Life in Space will provide students with a both the physics behind flight and rocketry and discover some of the challenges that astronauts and scientists face in their experiences with space.

Prices:

$25 per workshop

“Evolution & Genetics” and “Sensational Senses” plus “Body Science – Sexual Health with Kerri Isham” (K-3)
Dates:
Jan 30 or Feb 2, Feb 6 or Feb 27, and Feb 13
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Description:

We will focus on bodies in February: combine Evolution and Genetics with Sensational Senses to gain greater understanding of how our bodies work. Join us also for our guest session Body Science – Sexual Health with Kerri Isham for content on private parts and appropriate physical contact.

Prices:

$15 per workshop

“Microorganisms, Viruses and Immunology 2-week series” and “Body Science – Sexual Health with Kerri Isham” and “Med School” (Gr. 4-7)
Dates:
Feb 9 & 16, Feb 13, Feb 23 or Feb 27
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Grades 4-7
Description:

In February we will turn to an exploration about our bodies, first with a session on DNA and Evolution, followed by a special 2-week series on Microorganisms, Viruses and Immunology. A “Med School” workshop will focus on the tools doctors use to diagnose patients and care provided in treatment. We are also pleased to have Kerri Isham join us for Body Science – Sexual Health workshop focused on bodily changes during puberty and personal hygiene important during these times.

Prices:

$25 per workshop

“Energy Transfers & Thermal Energy 2-week series” and “Magnets and Electricity” (K-3)
Dates:
Feb 16 & 23 and March 6 or 9
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Description:

Our final program offerings of the semester will be on energy with a 2-week series on Energy Transfers and Thermal Energy, followed by a session on Magnets and Electricity in February to March!

Prices:

$15 per workshop

“Electricity and Magnetism” (Gr. 4-7)
Dates:
March 6 or 9
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Grades 4-7
Description:

Our final offering of the semester will be a workshop on Electricity and Magnetism in early March.

Prices:

$25 per workshop

Winter 2023 Semester Themes
Early January
"Detectives & Clues" + Forensics
Late January
Flight/Aeronautics & Space
February
Body Science: Evolution & Genetics. DNA, Senses, Med School & Sexual Health with Kerri Isham
Early March
Energy Transfers, Electricity & Magnetism
Participation:

At Nanaimo Science, 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.
Nanaimo Science 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 Refunds:

Nanaimo Science 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 for a single day program, and $25 for a multi-day program (per child registered). 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.

Can I use my "allotment funds" for Nanaimo Science programs?

Yes!  Most schools have Student Learning Resource Fund (SLRF) or allotment limits per semester, programs would qualify for your Winter 2023 semester.  You can also pay by credit card or e-transfer if you wish to pay for programs out of pocket.  Please note that if funds are not available for your student, families will be responsible for any costs incurred.

DO YOU OFFER HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS?

What other programs do you offer for Homeschoolers?

If you are interested in other programs with your in-person teacher or PAC-funded clubs, we are open to coordinating special activities for your homeschooling group or class!  Please contact us for opportunities.  Children can also take part in any of our Pro-D camps, March Break camps, or other programs!

 

WHAT ABOUT COMPUTER SKILLS/APPLIED DESIGN, SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS?

Homeschool students are welcomed to stay on site if registered in a workshop prior to club time and enjoy a snack from home and supervised play between activities.
Hey Parents!

Nanaimo Science offers a wide range of activities aimed at children from infancy to Grade 7.  Check out our school break camps, Pro-D day camps and workshops, and Homeschool supports!