Summer Programs

Summer of Innovation
Ages 2 years old through Pre-K and Grade Levels: 1-12
Length:
Half-Day Programs are
2 & ½ hours per day and run Monday through Friday for one week
Morning courses are 9:00-11:30 AM
Afternoon courses are 12:30-3:00 PM
Full-Day Programs are 6 hours per day and run Monday through Friday for one week (Students will need to bring a packed lunch for full-day programs)
Full-Day programs are 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Program Dates: Programs run July 8 – August 9 2019 Mondays through Fridays and are 1 week long (unless otherwise indicated)
Cost: (unless otherwise indicated)
$70 per half-day week long program per student
$140 per full-day week long program per student
Students will need to bring a packed lunch for full-day programs

Announcement: Registration for our 2019 summer programs will open for WEDC Members on April 22nd and will open for all students on April 29th

Overview

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is proud to work together with GST BOCES to offer unique learning opportunities for children and young adults during the summer months through the Summer of Innovation program. Read More...

Our organizations have a common goal to provide students with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills that are essential to their success in the future. We encourage students to take new courses to increase their skill sets and students may participate in more than one program, however, students who participated last year can choose to repeat courses if they wish to expand upon the skills learned.

Information about other GST BOCES summer programs can be found at http://www.gstboces.org/summerofinnovation/index.cfm

Wings of Eagles will be charging $70 per half-day week long program per student and $140 per full-day week long program per student (Unless otherwise indicated. Students will need to bring a packed lunch for full-day programs). The registration fee is a non-refundable fee that must be paid at the time of registration. A limited number of Needs-Based Scholarships are available. Read More...

If you think your child qualifies for a Needs-Based scholarship, please contact Nicole Burt at 607-377-1878.

2019 Programs by Grade Level

All programs will be held at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center unless otherwise indicated.
Courses are listed by the grade your student will enter in the Fall of 2019
Class sizes will be restricted to 24 students per course.

2 Years Old

  • 2 Year Old STEM Story Hour
    • July 8-12 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Wings of Eagles
    • OR July 15-19 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Wings of Eagles
    • Cost – $25
    • Immerse your toddler into a world of STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) for an hour a day. Your toddler will be part of a story hour that includes a hands on activity with parent, directly correlated to STEM standards for kindergarten. Parents need to be with their toddler during the experience.


Pre-K

  • Makers Space Pre-K
    • July 15-19 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Wings of Eagles
    • This class is designed for our 3-4 year old learners and will be offered as a ½ day programing. Students in this pre-k group will get an introduction to our maker space and will have the opportunity to explore and use engineering and math skills.


Grades K-2

  • Makers Space Tot
    • July 8-12 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Are you curious about how things work? You can use your own imagination and creativity during this week using Lego’s, simple science, and stories. Come explore with us!
  • Makers Space Tot 2
    • August 5-9 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Come to our maker space and explore hands on crafts, sewing, 3D printing, legos, programming and robotics. This session will focus on making with our little learners and will be part two of the class offered earlier in the summer.


Grades 3-4

  • Makers Space
    • July 22-26 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Makers of all ages who love DIY, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, & learning are invited to join us for this all day Maker space camp.
  • Marvelous Machines
    • July 29-August 2 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Did you know that you were born an engineer? Do you like to build things, take them apart and figure out how they work? This program gives you a chance to design, create and improve the things that you engineer. This program is designed by the Boston Museum of Science and includes many hands on experiments and activities. Such fun!


Grades 4-8

  • Aviation
    • July 15-19 from 12:30-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Hop into the pilot seat, learn the basics of aviation; take the controls and get ready to learn the basics behind flight. We will build airplanes and learn using actual flight simulators. This non-stop action is great for students that love video games and science.
  • Building Construction Maker Space
    • July 8-12 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Our Makerspaces goal is to provide students with a hands-on, creative, user friendly, “anytime, anyplace”, opportunity to build and create things. This class will allow students the opportunities to use basic construction building tools.
  • EV3 Mindstorms Robotics
    • August 5-9 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Come and experience the newest addition to the lego team of robots. This newer system allows students to engineer and design brand new builds and increase their programing skills. If they like NXT, they will love EV3.
  • Forensics
    • August 5-9 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Solve the mystery at the museum while building your skills at forensics. This class will take a look back at murder mysteries from the past. You will use your STEM skills to solve the case.
  • Forensics Online
    • July 29-August 2 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Wings of Eagles
    • Explore a real murder that happened back in the 1800’s. This case is a virtual reality model and will be completed on the computer. Students will be immersed in this online learning opportunity for ½ day. Students will have access to their account for the whole week and can even explore it at home!
  • Mars Base Eagle
    • July 22-26 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Did you know that we are projected to have a man on mars by 2040? Learn about Mars and experience how we will colonize the planet in the near future. Students will have access to both of the escape rooms on site, along with exploration of our entire new mars habitat.
  • NXT Mindstorms Robotics
    • July 8-12 from 12:30-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • Do you love the Disney / Pixar movie WALL•E? Do you like to build things using LEGOs? Have you ever thought about programing your own robot? If you answer yes to these questions our LEGO Robotics course is for you! This introductory course introduces students to the basics of LEGO Robotics. Students will work in teams to design, build and program their own robots. Students will be involved with programming their robots through several challenges.
  • NXT Mindstorms Robotics – Advanced
    • July 15-19 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Wings of Eagles
    • This advanced course allows students to further explore lessons using NXT LEGO Robotics. Students will work in teams to design, build and program their own robots. Students MUST have completed a program either at Wings of Eagles or in their school in order to be eligible to enroll in this program.
  • Rocketry
    • July 15-19 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Wings of Eagles
    • Rockets are the oldest form of self-contained vehicles in existence. Early rockets were in use more than two thousand years ago. Over a long and exciting history, rockets have evolved from simple tubes filled with black powder into mighty vehicles capable of launching a spacecraft out into the galaxy. Few experiences can compare with the excitement and thrill of watching a rocket-powered vehicle, such as the Space Shuttle, thunder into space. Dreams of rocket flight to distant worlds fire the imagination of both children and adults. Come to Wings of Eagles and learn the science behind rocks. Be ready to Build and Fly your very own rocket.


Grades 5-12

  • Underwater Robotics
    • July 8-9 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM AND July 10 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Eldridge Park
    • OR July 10 from 12:30-3:00 PM AND July 11-12 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Eldridge Park
    • You only need to sign up for one section
    • Do you like to build robots? Have you ever seen a ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle)? Learn how to build an ROV and then see how it works underwater. ROV’s are used for ocean exploration and research as well as the Gas industry for oil and gas drilling and support. ROVs are unoccupied vehicles that can explore a variety of locations in the water and are piloted by someone on shore or on a boat. Some are even used for crime scene investigation.
  • SNAP!
    • July 22-26 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Wings of Eagles
    • SNAP! is a visual, drag-and-drop programming language. Users can create new and exciting computer programing modules. This class is a great introduction to programing and is fun and exciting for students who are also experienced in computer programing.


All Grade Levels

  • Program Bridge
    • 11:30AM-12:30PM Mondays through Fridays
    • Cost -$25
    • Our lunch time 11:30-12:30 program offers students a chance to sign up for a morning and afternoon class in their age range and stay with us for programming at the museum all day. For an additional $25.00 students pack their lunch and get to experience hands on activities and science demos until the next class starts.