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INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS
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Upcoming Classes
Earth's Treasures through Yavapai College for Kids - Wed. 3-4:30pm EST, Sep 13-Nov 18 (no class 11/11)
(Register at www.yc.edu/collegeforkids ) Download/open a flyer with more information.
 
Click here for the following Science Expedition classes to register.
10/2/20 Engineering Marvels: Bridges
10/9/20 Wetland Wonders
10/16/20 Geology Journey
10/23/20 Arthropodology Adventures
10/30/20 Fossil Safari
11/6/20 Name That Animal
11/13/20 Outstnding Oceans
11/20/20 Desert Detectives
12/4/20 Mission: Rocket Launch
12/11/20 Comet Quest
 
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ArthropodAdventure
Have you ever noticed people call everything a "bug"? A bug is a type of arthropod, but so are crabs, shrimp, spiders, butterflies, ants, amphipds, millipedes & more! But what do they all have in common? What makes them so different? What exactly is an arthropod??? Join us to find out all about these diverse, small creatures that make up most of the animals on the planet! They are some of the most fascinating critters that scientists love to study and fiction writers base some of their wildest creatures on... Ages 6-13, 90 minutes
 
Bones Bodies Bellies
 
 
CoastalZoneExploration
Florida is ranked #2, behind Alaska, at 1,350 miles of coastline in the U.S. - the most well known area being the Keys. Bring the beach into your living room - even the sand & shells! An exploration into the beach/ocean ecosystem... Participants will become marine biologists studying a variety of aspects as marine zoologists, botanists, chemists, geologists, oceanographers and so much more! Each step of the way marine biologists will need to record in their journal, as every scientist should. Besides the hands-on aspects of what they will recieve in their supply box, there are virtual measurements and exploration as well. All major supplies provided, including beach treasures! Common supplies and materials will need to be provided by the individual. Ages 8-13, 5-days, Monday-Friday, 90 minutes each day. Registration 1 week prior to the course is needed for shipping.
 
CometQuest
A unique opportunity for students to create a comet! First we will take a stroll through the universe into our galaxy... learn about what's out there... Then find out first-hand about these mysterious intergalactic coma bodies, or as some call them...dirty snowballs. We turn your students into Astronomers who dive into the Oort Cloud to better understand how a comet is created! What better way to understand comet behavior than a true hands-on experience! Dry ice will need to bepurchased the day of the program. Ages 6-13, 90 minutes.
 
Desert Detective

What's the first thing that comes to mind when someone says "desert"? Dry... Hot... Desolate... Cactus... These words can describe some deserts, but they are so much more than that! Wildlife biologists will act as "Desert Detectives" to learn about the different types of deserts all over the world, but more importantly, the ones right here in the US! We will then hone in on one of the most biologically diverse deserts in the world for some interactive activities. This special desert might be your backyard, but if not, it is easy enough to travel to.... do you know which one that is? Come find out! Ages 6-13, 90 minutes.

 
Earths Creatures Series
The Earth is an amazing planet! So much life exists today and scientists believe that even more life has already gone extinct. Join us on a series of interactive programs going through the various phylums and classes of the Animal Kingdom. National Geographic and the Discovery channels have incredible images and videos - but we will pull information from the pluthera sites out there - both beautiful and scientific - to go through and understand the variety of life aroud us. These aren't "sit and watch" programs, but inquiry-based and participation is required! Series Programs: Awesome Amphibians, Beautiful Birds, Fabulous Fish, Marvelous Mammals, and Remarkable Reptiles. Ages 6-13; Each program is 1-day, 90 minutes and a "journal" will be emailed to registrants.
 
EarthsTreasures
A fun-filled, hands-on paleontology AND geology experience! Participants will go through the steps of becoming a paleontologist and a geologist. They will not only learn how to identify fossils and gems, but how they are formed, where they are found, and where can they go find some tomorrow! With journal in hand, like all good scientists, they will record as they go. After uncovering their Earth's treasures, participants will not only be able to curate their findings, but also restore and make a shark tooth necklace and a piece of gem jewelry! All major supplies provided, including fossils and gems! Common supplies and optional materials will need to be provided by the individual (please contact us for more information). Ages 8-13, 5-days, Monday-Friday, 75 minutes each day. Registration 1 week prior to the course is needed for shipping.
 

Engineering Marvels Bridges

Civil engineers learn about the different types of bridges that are utilized every day and which forces act upon them that engineers have to contend with when constructing a bridge. The best part though is taking this knowledge and putting it into practice to build their own bridge. Civil engineers will have to follow certain protocols in designing and budgeting for their bridge like real engineers! They will then test their bridges for how much weight they can hold. Ages 8-13, 90 minutes.
 
ECOSE Fishing101
Have you never been fishing and want to learn? Have very limited experience? Want to see how easy it is to go fishing? We will go over detailed fishing basics - sounds like an oxymoron..., but we will cover ethical angling, types of fishing, equipment, knot tying, safety, etiquette, regulations, casting and more! Call it a sport, a hobby or a life skill – either way, anyone can go fishing. Besides the information and fish tales, a small starter tackle box is included! All major supplies provided. (Combos not included) Ages 8-13, 5-days, Monday-Friday, 75 minutes each day. Registration 1 week prior to the course is needed for shipping.
 
Forest Foragers
 
 
Fossil Safari

We may not be able to travel and excavate our own t-rex skeleton or dive for megalodon teeth, but we can still become Paleontologists! This interactive experience will leave you wanting to plan your next trip to go looking for your own fossils. In many areas throughout the US you can find fossils right there in your own backyard - but how do you know what to look for? How can you differentiate it from just a rock or phosphate pebble? Join us find answers to many of your questions and see what you can do to make your own specimens and display. Ages 6-13, 90 minutes.

 
Geology Journey
You've heard of people becoming "Rock Hounds" - but did you know that not everything is a rock? A lot of people make that mistake... but... as a Geologists, you will learn the difference between a rock and a mineral and how and why they are formed. The most exciting part is that you will also learn how to tell them apart using various characteristics and tests - why exciting? Because then you can use that info to travel throughout the US - yes, there are special rocks and minerals in every state - to go find your own! We will teach you through interactive activities how to become not just a geologist, but even a gemologist (specializing in the gemstones everyone loves). Ages 6-13, 90 minutes.
 
GreaterEvergladesExploration
The Everglades...The River of Grass… The Pahayokee... A Biosphere Reserve… A World Heritage Site... Florida’s unique natural treasure and the only ecosystem of its kind on the planet! The survival of the Earth depends, in part, on the level of environmental awareness we develop in our children and maintain in ourselves. Experience this unique treasure with us on our unforgettable trip into the once mystical “river of grass”. Wildlife biologists will record all aspects of their hands-on and virtual trip of the Greater Everglades from Kissimmee through the "river of grass" to Florida Bay. For individuals 8-13. All major supplies provided, including Everglades treasures! Common supplies and materials will need to be provided by the individual. 5-days, Monday-Friday, 90 minutes each day. Registration 1 week prior to the course is needed for shipping.
 
MedievilScience
Engineers travel back in time to investigate the physics involved in different types of catapults. They discover which one is more efficient and why. Our modern medieval engineers discover the science behind the catapult. After building their own simple catapult, they experiment with the principals of force (potential & kinetic energy) and motion as they launch their payloads, understanding the effects of tension, torsion, trajectory and gravity. All major supplies provided, common supplies and materials will need to be provided by the individual. Ages 8-13, 1-day, 120 minutes. Registration 1 week prior to the course is needed for shipping.
 
 
Mission Rocket Launch
Rocket Engineers will blast through history to better understand why we have the rockets of today. Throughout the world and over 2000 years, the discovery of steam, gun powder, fuel and of course Sir Isaac Newton all had a part in where NASA is today with our space program. Rocket engineers will design, build and launch these early engine and rockets. Ages 6-13, 90 minutes.
 
Name That Animal
From tiny to gigantic, animals intrigue us. In this program you will learn the differences between the different vertebrae classes and what makes each unique and special. Participate in interactive activities that will have you coming back for more. We have condensed the nature series down to a full-of-information-&-fun 90 minutes of animal diveristy! Ages 6-13
 
Outstanding Oceans
So much water... so little time! Although water covers almost three quarters of our planet and it provides the majority of what we need to survive, it is actually quite understudied. We will fix that! From the shallow shores to the deepest depths there is plenty for us to explore. We only have 90 minutes, but we will make the most of it using interactive activities to learn about the water, habitats, and some of the animals that call it home. After we are done, Marine Biologists will have a better understanding on why it is so important for us all to be better ocean stewards and conserve this spectacular place on Earth.
 
Productive Plants
 
 
Weather Watch
 
 
Wetland Wonders
Obviously wetlands are "wet-land" - but there is more to it than that! Wildlife biologists will learn about the different kinds of wetlands and why they are so important. We will then focus on one of the best wetlands in the world - it isn't the biggest, but it is quite unique with so many ecosystems and habitats all within its "greater" boundries... and it is all ours, right here in the US! Join us for some interactivie activities to walk on the wild side for 90 minutes! Ages 6-13
 
 
CLASSROOM / GROUP PROGRAMS
 
Click on "More" for each to learn more about the programs - the same lessons and information that is taught for in-person programs hasn't changed - just in a different format if you are worried about healthy distancing! We can drop the kit off at your school for the teacher to facilitate while the instructor uses an online platform to virtually teach! All the materials and supplies are provided, just like in-person, for the online classroom class. Contact us for more information about logistics.
 
 
Earth Science
 
Cool Comets
A unique opportunity for students to create a comet! Find out first-hand about these mysterious intergalactic bodies, or as some call them...dirty snowballs. We turn your students into Astronomers who visit the Oort Cloud to better understand how a comet is created! What better way to understand comet behavior than a true hands-on experience! Classroom (grades K-8) more....
 
Digging Into Science
Geology courses in a bucket! These unique experiences provide students the opportunity to dig into a portion of authentic gem-bearing gravel in search for minerals like rubies, sapphires, turquoise and more! The "Geology In A Bucket" program also introduces an in-depth study into rock formation and testing techniques. Students will act as if they are actually on a geology fieldtrip. Elementary (grades 3-5) more...
 
Geology In A Bucket
Geology courses in a bucket! These unique experiences provide students the opportunity to dig into a portion of authentic gem-bearing gravel in search for minerals like rubies, sapphires, turquoise and more! The "Geology In A Bucket" program also introduces an in-depth study into rock formation and testing techniques. Students will act as if they are actually on a geology fieldtrip. Middle (possibly high school) more...
 
Find A Fossil
Fun filled, hands-on paleontology experiences! Students will act as if they are actually on a paleontology excavation. Students transform into Paleontologists in this one-of-a-kind field trip. No where else is such an experience possible (except in actual phosphate mines or fossil beds!). Elementary (grades 1-5) more...
 
Fossil Safari
For camps, after school and special weekend groups (grades K-8), a fun filled, hands-on paleontology experiences!  This unique experiences provides opportunities to search through phosphate ore and special soils looking for fossils like shark's teeth, gastropods, skate teeth, mammal bone, sea lily stems and more! Participants will act as if they are actually on a paleontology excavation. more...
 
Fossil Sleuths
Fun filled, hands-on paleontology experiences! Students will act as if they are actually on a paleontology excavation. Students transform into Paleontologists in this one-of-a-kind field trip. No where else is such an experience possible (except in actual phosphate mines or fossil beds!). Middle (possibly high school) more...
 
Mini Meterologist
An exciting experience with meteorology! An opportunity for young "meteorologists" to use genuine weather equipment to collect & analyze data, then forecast the weather! Meteorologists will be "blown away" by the practices to predict weather. They can then apply the knowledge they've learned to better understand Florida's weather patterns as well as unwanted hurricanes. Elementary (grades K-4) more...
 
Weather Watch
An exciting experience with meteorology! An opportunity for young "meteorologists" to use genuine weather equipment to collect & analyze data, then forecast the weather! Meteorologists will be "blown away" by the practices to predict weather. They can then apply the knowledge they've learned to better understand Florida's weather patterns as well as unwanted hurricanes. Elementary (grade 5) & Middle (possibly high school) more...
 

Life Science
 
Beach Reach
A touch of the ocean & beach at your own school! A unique opportunity for students to see, feel and smell the ocean & beach in their own classroom! "Beach Keepers” & “Marine Biologists” will see and feel for themselves what a complex habitat the ocean and dynamic zone the beach really are and needs to remain! Elementary (grades K-3) more...
 
Amazing Oceans
A touch of the ocean & beach at your own school! A unique opportunity for students to see, feel and smell the ocean & beach in their own classroom! "Beach Keepers" & "Marine Biologists" will see and feel for themselves what a complex habitat the ocean and dynamic zone the beach really are and needs to remain! Our theme of marine preservation and wise management will encourage all to keep a keen eye on the future of this salty scene! Elementary (grades 3-5) and Middle (possibly high school) more...
 
Desert Reach

In all the world there is only one Sonoran Desert...through education and awareness we hope to insure its existence for future generations! Students become "Desert Explorers" who examine, compare, analyze, observe, construct and create. Explorers will study all aspects of the desert including flora, fauna and ancient civilizations. They will find out for themselves that the desert isn't the dry and desolate place people often think of. This is a unique opportunity to touch the desert without hours of travel! Elementary (grades 3-5) more...

 
Endangered Ecosystems
A unique opportunity for students to observe, classify and analyze endangered ecosystems like the wetlands, beaches, forests and deserts – all which are found here in the US! Students become "Wildlife  Managers“ who search for food chains within complex food webs, test natural waters for sources of pollution and contamination, reconstruct a fragmented ecosystem and make decisions which may affect life on earth. Elementary (grades 4-5) and Middle (possibly high school) more...
 
Everglades Reach
A unique opportunity for students to see, feel and smell the Everglades in their own classroom! We turn your students into wildlife biologists who search for critters among the 'glades grasses. They'll meet the reptile cousins, touch a real 'gator skull, smell the peat, see what an owl ate for dinner and much more! Stories and legends about the Pahayokee will thrill and fascinate all who hear! Students will relate to the Everglades as more than a fishing place or where danger lies. Wildlife Biologists will have first-hand experience with the 'glades that will open their eyes to the real treasures that we depend on to survive in Florida. They will be our future "Glades Guardians". Elementary (grades 3-5) and Middle more...
 
Forest Reach
A unique opportunity for students to see, feel and smell the forest in their own classroom! We turn your students into "Forest Foragers" who search for critters among the forest's litter, classify flora & fauna from the forest floor, make herbal teas using medicinal plants and research the importance and behavior of worms. Elementary (grades 2-5) more...
 

Physical Science & Engineering
 
SEMedievilScience
Engineers travel back in time to investigate the physics involved in different types of catapults. They discover which one is more efficient and why. Our modern medieval engineers discover the science behind the catapult. After building their own simple catapult, they experiment with the principals of force (potential & kinetic energy) and motion as they launch their payloads, understanding the effects of tension, torsion, trajectory and gravity. Elementary and Middle
 
Rockin Rockets
In Rockin' Rockets students will learn how engineers in the first century BC were able to create a propulsive force generated by steam; how the Chinese created pop, or chemical rockets! Then, rocket engineers will design, build and launch these early engine rockets. Elementary (grades K-5) and Middle more...
 
EngineeringMarvelsBridges
Civil engineers learn about the different types of bridges that are utilized every day and which forces act upon them that engineers have to contend with when constructing a bridge. The best part though is taking this knowledge and putting it into practice to build their own bridge. Civil engineers will have to follow certain protocols in designing and budgeting for their bridge like real engineers! They will then test their bridges for how much weight they can hold. Elementary (grades 3-5) and Middle more...
 
 

 
 
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