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.

ROCKETRY 101

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.

  • Dates: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22
  • Day/Time: Friday 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Fee: $40 for 7 week session
  • Location: Mountain Mist Outdoor Center, 576 High Hill Road, Meriden, CT 06450

ENGINEERING CHALLENGES

This hands–on enrichment program is designed for students interested in deepening their knowledge of STEM concepts through engineering challenges led by experienced instructors.

  • 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19
  • Day/Time: Fridays 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Fee: $40 
  • Location: CT STEM Academy, 91 Main Street, Meriden

SPHEROS - RAMP AND ROLL

Get ready to delve into physics while playing with live action robots on ramps, obstacle courses, and more.

  • 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
  • Day/Time: Tuesday 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Location: CT STEM Academy, 91 Main Street, South Meriden
  • Fee: $40

NATURE SCIENCE WALKS

Get the most in-depth exploration of science by directly engaging with it. Students in this program will go on daily hikes through the nature at the beautiful Mountain Mist site to discover every facet of their surroundings. This will include identification of trees, flowers, fungi, and animals. Wildlife takes on a new meaning when you truly understand it.

  • 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
  • Day/Time: Saturday 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Mountain Mist Outdoor Center, 576 High Hill Road, Meriden, CT 06450
  • Fee: $40

BRISTLEBOTS

Are you interested in robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing these micro robots that use a toothbrush and cell phone motors. Each participant will keep their robot.

  • Dates: 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21
  • Day/time: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Location: CT STEM Academy, 91 Main Street, South Meriden
  • Fee: $30

CODING WITH OZOBOTS

Did you know that computing related jobs is one of the fastest growing STEM related careers? Join us for an engaging introduction to computer science with coding and our Ozobot robots. Participants will code a robot both on paper with markers, as well as online through a web-based program called Ozoblockly.

  • Dates: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
  • Day/time: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Location: CT STEM Academy, 91 Main Street, South Meriden
  • Fee: $30

AFTER SCHOOL STEM PROGRAMS

Join us for After School STEM Enrichment Sessions located at your school! This program is designed to deepen students understanding of engineering, technology and science. Topics may include robotics, rocketry, and weekly challenge engineering design challenges. This program is presented in collaboration with CT STEM Academy. Please see our website www.ctstemacademy.org for more information about our programming. Interested families may also contact Amy Fitzgerald for more details. Fall program flyers will be circulated in local schools.


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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