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 Please note: All youth participants must complete the parent/guardian consent form to participate in our programs.

 

Advanced LEGO®Mindstorm (Ages 11-14)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe, PhD
Want to be an engineer? This class will use all engineering concepts and programming. You will explore and use all of the Lego Mindstorm EV3 programming blocks, including the more advanced programming tools.  You will be provided with pre-built EV3 robots fully equipped with all sensors (touch, ultrasonic, color, and gyroscopic) and ready for action. After an overview of all of the programming blocks, you will be given a series of robot challenges of increasing difficulty. You will work in teams of two on each challenge.  Charge up your imagination and come join us for three incredibly fun classes! Please bring a snack.
Session 1: Class meets Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 8 - 10, 8:30am-10:30am, $89
Session 2: Class meets Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 15 - 17, 8:30am-10:30am, $89

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Our Amazing Universe (Ages 10-14)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe, PhD
These two classes will take you on an amazing journey through our universe. You will start at planet Earth and end up at the farthermost galaxies in the universe. You will learn how our sun and all of the planets in our solar system were formed.  Discover how stars die and provide all of the building blocks of life itself.  We will explore our own Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies, some of which are nearly 100 times larger and billions of light years away.  There are no prerequisites for the class, and all are welcome to take this fantastic journey.
Classes will meet every Saturday, July 11 - 18, 9:00am -11:00am, $79

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Insect Adventure! (Ages 9-12)   Friends of the Field Station Class  Friend of the Field Station

*A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Field Station Foundation Fund.
Instructor, Teresa Schueller
Have you ever wondered how many insects there are and what they do all day? Come and delve into the life of an entomologist and learn about science and insects including fun insect facts through interactive activities and art projects. We will interact with live bugs! Join the adventure as we explore UW-Waukesha Field Station in our search for insects. Make your very own insect collection to take home! This class is on-site at the beautiful and idyllic UW-Waukesha Field Station, W349 S1480 S. Waterville Rd, Oconomowoc.
Classes meet every Saturday, Aug 1 & 8, 1:00pm-3:30pm, $89

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App Attack! app attack

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of webbased

apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Download/Print Consent Form

July 20-24 Monday - Friday
Session 1: Ages 9-11, 9am-Noon, $199
Session 2: Ages 12-14, 1pm-4pm, $199

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Make Your First Video Game! 3D

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one of a kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in teams for most of the program. Download/Print Consent Form

August 3 - 7 Monday - Friday
Session 1: Ages 9-11, 9am-Noon, $199
Session 2: Ages 12-14, 1pm-4pm, $199

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Minecraft Designers

If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in teams for most of the program. Download/Print Consent Form

July 27-31 Monday - Friday
Session 1: Ages 9-11, 9am-Noon, $199
Session 2: Ages 12-14, 1pm-4pm, $199

New! Minecraft Modders

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in teams for most of the program. Download/Print Consent Form

August 10 - 14 Monday - Friday
Session 1: Ages 9-11, 9am-Noon, $199
Session 2: Ages 12-14, 1pm-4pm, $199

Pick TWO Sizzling Summer Special!

Register for 2 weeks for only $349!*

*valid only for the same person in two different workshops. Cannot be combined with any other offer or combination of age ranges. Valid only for 2 workshops, App Attack!, Make Your First 3D Video Game!, Minecraft Designers, or Minecraft Modders. Please choose your age range on the registration site and specify which 2 workshops you are registering for in the notes section. Download/Print Consent Form

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