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Wandering School II: Keep Exploring (Tuesday mornings)
Dates:
Tuesdays November 17 - December 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:

Various locations:

November 17 – Morningside Park (Invasive Species)

November 24 – Five Acre Farms (Agriculture/Food Security)

December 1 – Piper’s Lagoon Park (Orienteering)

December 8 – Bowen Park (Environmental Protection)

December 15 – North Island Wildlife Rescue Centre (Owls focus)

Age Range:
Kindergarten to Grade 7 (Ages 5-8 recommended)
Description:

Completion of Wandering School (our Fall program) is NOT a prerequisite for taking part in Wandering School II.

As with our original Wandering School program, we will be meeting at different places each week.  Transportation is not provided.

Please note that if there is sufficient demand, additional sections may be added.  If this is the case, we may be contacting families to assign children into more specific age groups.

Prices:

$150.00

VMAC presents Saturday Morning Science (November)
Dates:
November 7, 14, 21 & 28 10:00 AM - Noon
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

VMAC Air Innovated has generously sponsored this 4-week series for children to get hands-on experience with LEGO Robotics.

Over the course of the program, your child will work on LEGO Education, Boost or Mindstorms builds with the help of our Outreach Educators.

Children who are from the same “bubble” will be able to work together on a project.  COVID-19 safety measures will be in effect.

Prices:

$40.00 taxes waived

Wandering School II: Keep Exploring (Tuesday afternoons)
Dates:
Tuesdays November 10 - December 8, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:

Various locations:

November 10 – North Island Wildlife Rescue Centre (Owls focus)

November 17 – Morningside Park (Invasive Species)

November 24 – Five Acre Farms (Agriculture/Food Security)

December 1 – Piper’s Lagoon Park (Orienteering)

December 8 – Bowen Park (Environmental Protection)

Age Range:
Kindergarten to Grade 7 (ages 8-12 recommended)
Description:

Completion of Wandering School (our Fall program) is NOT a prerequisite for taking part in Wandering School II.

As with our original Wandering School program, we will be meeting at different places each week.  Transportation is not provided.

Please note that if there is sufficient demand, additional sections may be added.  If this is the case, we may be contacting families to assign children into more specific age groups.

Prices:

$150.00

Kindergarten-Grade 2: NOVEMBER-DECEMBER CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS SERIES
Dates:
Thursday @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM; November 19, 26, December 3, 10 & 17 2020
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre (note: this is an indoor/classroom setting)

Age Range:
Kindergarten - Grade 2
Description:

Come learn about chemistry and physics through hands-on activities and projects. We will be exploring the properties of materials through sorting games, making natural dyes, and observing the difference between reflection and refraction in light. Use gummy bears to experiment with different chemical and physical reactions.

Prices:

$120.00

Grade 3/4/5 November-December Chemistry & Physics Series
Dates:
Thursday @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; November 19, 26, December 3, 10 & 17 2020
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre (note: this is an indoor/classroom setting)

Age Range:
Grades 3/4/5
Description:

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.

Prices:

$150.00

GRADE 6&7 NOVEMBER-DECEMBER CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS SERIES
Dates:
Thursday @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM; November 19, 26, December 3, 10 & 17 2020
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre (note: this is an indoor/classroom setting)

Age Range:
Grade 6 & 7
Description:

Join us for a chemistry and physics focused term where we will engineer, experiment, and play. Learn about Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and gravity by creating an elastic powered car and doing an egg drop, then calculating the forces acting on your creations. Experiment with chemical changes of mixtures and tinker with homopolar motors

Prices:

$150.00

Special Spooktacular Halloween Saturday!
Dates:
October 31 2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
5-9
Description:

Scare yourself silly with some spooky themed science to kick off your Halloween!

Kids will make disgusting slime, see ghosts shoot into the sky, do some chemistry with candy, inspect skulls and skeletons, and even see what will happen with our ill-fated pumpkin!

*Some activities are subject to change depending on the weather.

This is a special Saturday Morning Science class, with a short snack and recess break.

Come in costume but be prepared for some mess!

Prices:

$35.00 Taxes Waived

Sorry! This camp is full
Amazing Anatomy (SD68)
Dates:
October 23, 2020
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Learn about human skeletons, compare animals’ characteristics, and create crafts based on various body systems!   Outdoor time will involve physical challenges where children can learn about their centres of gravity and vestibular system at the Beban Playground.

Prices:

$55

Sorry! This camp is full
LEGO Workshop (SD68)
Dates:
October 23, 2020
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Build LEGO creations then program them to move using drag and drop programming!  We will provide your child with access to LEGO Education kits, a laptop to code with, and two trained Outreach Educators to guide them with building!

Building time will be broken up with LEGO-themed crafts and outside time.

Prices:

$55

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

Prices

Cost: $55/student (taxes waived)

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 $10 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!