STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

“Look deep into nature and then you will better understand everything.” – Albert Einstein

STEMThis innovative enrichment program is designed for students interested in deepening their knowledge of STEM concepts. Presented in collaboration with the Connecticut STEM Academy.

GRADE 2 STEM

Calling all engineers! Put your creativity and building skills to the test in this fun, competition based program. Students will participate in a daily engineering challenge that works on design, testing, evaluating, teamwork, leadership, and much more!

  • 2018 Spring II Session: 4/25, 5/2, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6
  • Day/Time: Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Ages: For students in Grade 2
  • Fee: $40 for 7 week session
  • Location: CT STEM Academy, 91 Main Street, Meriden

SCIENCE FOR ALL

Explore a different side of STEM with this new program. Students who join will have the chance to see how the properties of substances can make for exciting projects; some projects might include slime, foam dough, and lava lamps.

  • 2018 Spring Session II: 4/25, 5/2, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6
  • Day/Time: Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 9 - 12
  • Fee: $40 for 7 weeks
  • Location: CT STEM Academy, 91 Main Street, Meriden

BASIC ROCKETRY

Get ready to blast off with this exciting program! Students will have the opportunity to build small rockets from household materials that they can launch at home, eventually building up to a well-designed rocket that will be launched from our own high pressure air compressor. Students with a knack for engineering and design should consider this course in basic rocketry.

  • Spring II Session: 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11
    (No class Memorial Day)
  • Day/Time: Mondays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Mountain Mist Day Camp, Lower Pavilion
  • Fee: $50
  • Ages 9 - 12

JUNIOR CHEMISTS

Students will participate in fun, interactive experiments and learn the chemistry behind it all. Sugar crystals, slime and baking soda powered boats are just some of the fun projects. Join us for our new chemistry program.

  • Spring II Session: 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4
  • Day/Time: Mondays 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: South Meriden STEM Classroom, 91 Main Street, Meriden
  • Fee: $40
  • Ages 9 - 12

GARDENING FOR KIDS

Get your hands dirty with STEM! Students will take part in hands on activities to learn the basics of fruit and vegetable nutrition, pollination, plant science, and more. Students will plant their own seeds and take their plants home at the end of the program.

  • Spring II Session: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9
  • Day/Time: Saturdays 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Mountain Mist Day Camp, Lower Pavilion
  • Fee: $50
  • Ages 9 - 12

STEM Summer Camps

We offer STEM summer camps at Camp Thundermoon and at Mountain Mist Day Camp. Please click on the links below for more information.

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