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Shark Science
Dates:
Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location:

Country Club Mall Pop-Up Studio | 3200 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 1W1

Age Range:
5-10
Description:

Become a shark scientist for an afternoon!

Explore more about shark senses, how researchers learn about these amazing creatures, and track a shark in real time.

This is a 90-minute drop-off program.

COVID-19 Safety Measures will be in effect. Masks must be worn by all participants during the program.

Prices:

$15

Beginners Scratch Workshop
Dates:
Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location:

Country Club Mall Pop-Up Studio | 3200 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 1W1

Age Range:
5-10
Description:

Join us for a Scratch workshop perfect for beginners who want to learn what it’s all about!

Students will follow a tutorial led by our Outreach Coordinator to code and create their own mini video game! Please bring headphones if you would like to use sound. Students experienced with Scratch programing are welcome to join BUT please be aware that our educator will be assisting beginners with the tutorial and not available to help with advanced coding.

This is a 90-minute drop-off program. COVID-19 Safety Measures will be in effect. Masks must be worn by all participants during the program.

 

Prices:

$15

Science Lab (Daily March Break Camp)
Dates:
Monday to Friday, March 19 - 26 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Daily registration)
Location:

Country Club Centre Pop-Up Studio

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Build, create & discover with Nanaimo Science!

Every day, we will be taking on new STEM activities with our scientists.

This indoor-based camp is available for individual day registrations.  Lunch/recess will be held outdoors when weather permits, which will include a walk to Long Lake (approximately 15 minutes each way, on side roads).

Prices:

$60 per day

Nature Explorers (March 15 – 19 and/or March 22 – 26 2021)
Dates:
March 15 - 19, 2021 and/or March 22 - 26 2021 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:

View Room Bethlehem Centre  – 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

This week-long outdoor-based March Break camp will have students enjoying the wonders of late winter around Westwood Lake.  Daily easy hikes will be paired with nature interpretationscience activities and natural crafts.

Students will also have access to an indoor space (the View Room at the Bethlehem Centre) for warm ups/bathroom access, as well as a backup space in case weather is adverse.

Prices:

$300 per week

WANDERING SCHOOL III – Grade 5/6/7 (MONDAYS)
Dates:
Mondays - April 10 to May 17, 2021 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Location:

Various location throughout Nanaimo

Age Range:
Grade 5/6/7
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School III Earth Sciences, occurring Mondays starting April 10, 2021!  These outdoor sessions will be held at different local parks and places each week, with curated activities based on the environment and species in each location.

This 6-week series will have learners develop a greater understanding of landforms, sustainable energy, erosion, biomes and space!  Students will have a chance to explore the night sky with an evening class (April 26th) and discover the unique geology at Saysutshun/Newcastle Island (May 17th families welcome to join us for this adventure!)

Prices:

$165 for 6 weeks of classes including transportation to Saysutshun/Newcastle Island for the student.

Wandering School III – Grades 3 & 4 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays - April 10 to May 17, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:

Various location throughout Nanaimo

Age Range:
Grades 3 & 4
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School III – Earth Sciences, occurring Mondays starting April 10, 2021!  These outdoor sessions will be held at different local parks and places each week, with curated activities based on the environment and species in each location.

This 6-week series will have learners develop a greater understanding of landformssustainable energy, erosion, biomes and space!  Students will have a chance to explore the night sky with an evening class (April 26th) and discover the unique geology at Saysutshun/Newcastle Island (May 17th families welcome to join us for this adventure!)

Prices:

$165 for 6 weeks of classes including transportation to Saysutshun/Newcastle Island for the student.

Wandering School III – Kindergarten – Grade 2 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays - April 10 to May 17, 2021 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Location:

Various location throughout Nanaimo

Age Range:
Kindergarten to Grade 2
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School III – Earth Sciences, occurring Mondays starting April 10, 2021!  These outdoor sessions will be held at different local parks and places each week, with curated activities based on the environment and species in each location.

This 6-week series will have young learners develop a greater understanding of weatherseasonswater and space!  Students will have a chance to explore the night sky with an evening class (April 26th) and discover the unique geology at Saysutshun/Newcastle Island (May 17th families welcome to join us for this adventure!)

Prices:

$135 for 6 weeks of classes including transportation to Saysutshun/Newcastle Island for the student.

Program full!
ONLINE Chemistry & Physics Series (Feb-March) 9 AM Start
Dates:
Mondays February 1,8, and 22, 2021 Mondays March 1, and 8, 2021
Location:

Online via Zoom

Age Range:
Grades 3-5
Description:

This is a 5-week online program that targets specific learning outcomes for students in grades 3,4, and 5. This series will cover Chemistry and Physics topics and PLOs.

Come get energized with our chemistry and physics focused term. We will be exploring what makes up matter by crafting 3D molecules, and mixing and separating solutions while observing the chemical changes in them. Experiment with thermal energy and the different ways it is transferred between matter.

Students will take part in weekly online (Zoom) sessions with our Outreach Coordinator.  Sessions will run between 45 minutes to 1 hour, and it is strongly recommended that a parent/guardian stay in the room to support the student with the activities and/or technical issues.

Class sizes will be small (up to 5 students), and families will need to gather and provide most of the materials and equipment for activities.  A comprehensive list will be provided to families prior to the start of the program.  Any specialized materials will be provided for local contactless pick-up the week before the program starts.

Prices:

$100

Program full!
ONLINE Chemistry & Physics Series (Feb-March) 10:30 AM start
Dates:
Mondays February 1,8, and 22, 2021 Mondays March 1, and 8, 2021
Location:

Online via Zoom

Age Range:
Grades 3-5
Description:

This is a 5-week online program that targets specific learning outcomes for students in grades 3,4, and 5. This series will cover Chemistry and Physics topics and PLOs.

Come get energized with our chemistry and physics focused term. We will be exploring what makes up matter by crafting 3D molecules, and mixing and separating solutions while observing the chemical changes in them. Experiment with thermal energy and the different ways it is transferred between matter.

Students will take part in weekly online (Zoom) sessions with our Outreach Coordinator.  Sessions will run between 45 minutes to 1 hour, and it is strongly recommended that a parent/guardian stay in the room to support the student with the activities and/or technical issues.

Class sizes will be small (up to 5 students), and families will need to gather and provide most of the materials and equipment for activities.  A comprehensive list will be provided to families prior to the start of the program.  Any specialized materials will be provided for local contactless pick-up the week before the program starts.

Prices:

$100

Typical Daily Schedule
9:00am
Drop-off and free play
9:30am
Introduction
9:45am
Activity
10:00am
Snack (outdoor time)
10:30am
Activity
12:00pm
Lunch (outdoor time)
12:45pm
Activity
2:45pm
Clean-up and pack-up
3:00pm
Pick-up time
Program Details

To help ensure social distancing, Nanaimo Science is:

  • offering smaller class/camp sizes
  • increasing the ratio of Leaders to children for greater supervision
  • removing all shared items and providing individual activities for children
  • instituting rigorous hand-washing, cleaning and sanitizing
  • planning outdoor time and a balance of learning and recreation that will help children ease back into educational activities
  • Children must be healthy to attend all activities with Nanaimo Science – any child exhibiting signs of sickness, fever, or cough/sneezing will be sent home, as will their siblings.

Please check out our full Nanaimo Science Safety Plan for all details.  Policies may vary slightly due to different locations for camps.

Students must wear masks at all times while indoors during camp and other Nanaimo Science Activities.  All Nanaimo Science staff members will also be wearing masks.

Questions regarding our COVID-19 practices and Safety Plan may be directed to Outreach@nanaimoscience.org

Prices

For full day programs such as March Break Camps: $60/student per day (taxes waived)

For other programs please see the price listed in their information blurb.

Stay & Play

For certain programs, “Stay&Play Camp” time will be available.  This optional time will be from 3-5pm. at an additional cost of $15 per day per child.  Pre-registration is required online. Registration is available by the day, you do not need to register for the whole week.

Please note:

  • Stay&Play is only open to children registered in the program offered that day.
  • Limited spaces are available.
  • Stay&Play will be cancelled if there are no registrants one week prior to the start of camp.
Program Policies

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. We are committed to working with families to reduce barriers to participation wherever possible.

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.

Withdrawals/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: Nanaimo Science will not assume responsibility for children before or after camp or after Stay&Play if a child has been pre-registered for Stay&Play (when available). A $25 late pick-up fee may be charged. Repeated late pick-ups can result in cancelled participation without refund.

Images/Media: Photos and videos taken during summer camps are used for Nanaimo Science promotional materials, publications and advertisements. Please note, we never publish children’s names. Parents/guardians may request no photos or videos be taken of their children.

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!