CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

All New Fall 2020 FabLab Workshops

What’s the FabLab you say? The FabLab is the Science Spectrum’s digital maker space that will offer introductions to Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and prototyping with a laser cutter, 3D printers, and much more! Check out the awesome Fab Lab classes being offered this Fall! After completing a 101 Workshop, participants are eligible to participate in future FabLab Design Days!

101 Child Workshops

Ages 10-13, 9AM-12PM
Price Per Class- Member $20/Non-Member $25

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Saturday, September 19 – Laser Cutting 101
Participants will learn CAD software as they design digitally and make a prototype or two with the Fab Lab’s laser cutter. This class is a great introduction to basics of Inkscape and laser cutting. This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

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Saturday, October 3 – 3D Printing 101
Participants will learn 3D software and design in this FabLab class. This class will show you how to manipulate different 3D geometric shapes in order to build a CAD structure that will be printed in-house on one of the FabLab’s 3D printers. All prints will be sliced and printed, ready to take home that day! This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

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Saturday, November 7 – Laser Cutting 101
Participants will learn CAD software as they design digitally and make a prototype or two with the Fab Lab’s laser cutter. This class is a great introduction to basics of Inkscape and laser cutting. This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

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Saturday, December 5 – Coding 101
Participants will unleash their inner hacker and learn how to code! Develop an understanding of computers and how to communicate with them. You’d be surprised by what you’ll find out. Learn to code, connect with a Sphere-O (sphere shaped robot), and start a path to becoming a coding master! This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

101 Child with Adult Workshops

Adult with child ages 6-13, 1PM-4PM
Price per class – Member $35/Non-Member $40/Additional child= $15

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Sunday, September 20 – Laser Cutting 101
Participants will learn CAD software as they design digitally and make a prototype or two with the Fab Lab’s laser cutter. This class is a great introduction to basics of Inkscape and laser cutting. This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

class closed!

Sunday, October 4 -3D Printing 101
Participants will learn 3D software and design in this FabLab class. This class will show you how to manipulate different 3D geometric shapes in order to build a CAD structure that will be printed in-house on one of the FabLab’s 3D printers. All prints will be sliced and printed, ready to take home that day! This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

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Sunday, November 8 – Laser Cutting 101
Participants will learn CAD software as they design digitally and make a prototype or two with the Fab Lab’s laser cutter. This class is a great introduction to basics of Inkscape and laser cutting. This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

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Sunday, December 6 – Coding 101
Participants will unleash their inner hacker and learn how to code! Develop an understanding of computers and how to communicate with them. You’d be surprised by what you’ll find out. Learn to code, connect with a Sphere-O (sphere shaped robot), and start a path to becoming a coding master! This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

101 Adult Workshops

Ages 18+, 1PM-4PM
Price Per Class- Member $20/Non-Member $25

class closed!

Saturday, October 3 – 3D Printing 101
Participants will learn 3D software and design in this FabLab class. This class will show you how to manipulate different 3D geometric shapes in order to build a CAD structure that will be printed in-house on one of the FabLab’s 3D printers. All prints will be sliced and printed, ready to take home that day! This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

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Saturday, November 7 – Laser Cutting 101
Participants will learn CAD software as they design digitally and make a prototype or two with the Fab Lab’s laser cutter. This class is a great introduction to basics of Inkscape and laser cutting. This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

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BOOK ONLINE NOW!

Saturday, December 5 – Coding 101
Participants will unleash their inner hacker and learn how to code! Develop an understanding of computers and how to communicate with them. You’d be surprised by what you’ll find out. Learn to code, connect with a Sphere-O (sphere shaped robot), and start a path to becoming a coding master! This class also counts as a prerequisite for future FabLab Design Days!

FabLab Design Days

Join the Maker Community with FabLab Design Days! Design Days are self-led workshops to design and create projects to take home or share with the growing Maker Community. Turn project ideas into reality with the Science Spectrum’s FabLab.

*Participants must complete at least one 101 workshop prior to participating in a FabLab Design Day. 101 completions will determine the equipment an individual can use during a Design Day.
Members $3/Non-Members $5 +materials used fee (FabLab provided materials ONLY)

*Participants will have access to all the design machines including but not limited to 3D printers, laser cutter, CNC router, vinyl cutter, and software programs*.

Saturday, October 17
9am-12PM OR 1PM-4PM

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Sunday, November 22
1PM-4PM

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Saturday, December 12
9am-12PM OR 1PM-4PM

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G.O. STEAM!

Science Spectrum’s G.O. STEAM! is an all new Girls Only club for 5th to 8th grade young ladies looking for extra opportunities getting hands-on experiences within varying STEAM fields. In ninety-minute sessions over six weeks, participants will focus on a different letter of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each class will be led by a female museum educator, and the last evening of each series will feature a guest female speaker working professionally in a STEAM field.

The first series offered this Fall will be Medieval Machines. Participants will learn the history of money and economics, build simple and complex machines, and design and test prototypes. Using common household materials, explore density and momentum while making swords, learn about weight and acceleration while building a trebuchet, test elasticity and velocity while making a compound bow, and much more. Join others with similar interests while building up the STEAM community.

  • Program Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM (Snack included)
  • Program Fee: Members $90/Non-Members $102 (Fee includes all six weeks worth of hands-on sessions)

Tuesday Evenings

October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17

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Notes Regarding COVID 19

  • All facilitators and participants will have temperatures taken with an infrared thermometer and answer a couple of questions regarding how each person is physically feeling. If temperature is over 100 F, they will not be able to participate.
  • All participants and facilitators are required to wear masks
  • Participants will be socially distanced
  • Participants will be issued their own materials to work with

For questions or more information please email education@sciencespectrum.org or call 806-745-1216 Ext 273.

Donor Opportunities

Don’t have a student to enroll but want to support G.O. STEAM!? Consider making a tax-deductible donation towards participant scholarships and material costs. Just before check out, indicate in the note box that you want to donate to G.O. STEAM!

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Thanksgiving Break Camps 2020

All camps require advanced registration and full payment of fees at the time of registration. Walk-in registration the day of camp will not be accepted. Registration is accepted in-person or by phone only. If registering by phone, registration forms and releases must be on file with the Science Spectrum a minimum of one week before the first day of the enrolled camp or you may forfeit your spot.

Cancellation/Refund Policy– Cancellations because of a schedule conflict or change in vacation plans will not be eligible for a refund. Only cancellations due to illness of the child or family emergencies will be eligible for a partial refund. Cancellations, for any reason, less than 24 hours in advance, will not receive a partial refund. Camps cancelled by the Science Spectrum due to low enrollment or any other reason will receive a full refund.

Ages 4-5

Gobble Day Science

November 23 & 24, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2 Day Camp: Members $44/Non-Members $50
AM Snack Provided
From east coast to west coast, America is filled with natural wonders and places to explore! From mountains, rivers, deserts, coastal shores and even space, campers will study several amazing habitats and then design and build projects that would help people explore and research these environments while protecting them at them same time. Build hot air balloons, bridges, zip-lines, rockets and more in this awesome nature meets science camp!

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Ages 6-8

Engineering the Wild

November 23 & 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2 Day Camp: Members $80/Non-Members $90
AM Snack Provided
Have fun exploring the science behind one of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving! We’ll do some amazing kitchen chemistry and physical science experiments with popular holiday foods. Campers will create Thanksgiving themed crafts, make pumpkin slime, learn some dinner table tricks, and much more! Your child will be thankful for this fun filled camp!

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Ages 9-12

Stop! Animation Time!

November 23 & 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2 Day Camp: Members $80/Non-Members $90
AM Snack Provided
Join the FabLab and learn all about stop motion animation! Learn how to fabricate a small film set, mold characters, and take pictures while making small changes to create your own short film! Then, get on a computer and explore using Blender, 3D animation software, and digitally animate your own short video. Please send students with a thumb drive so they can take all their digital projects home!

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