Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is pleased to announce Project-based Learning Programs that will be held every 2 weeks on Saturdays at our facility from 10am-12pm. The classroom will accommodate 10 students. Should this program grow beyond this number, then we will gladly add in more time slots and more days. The Project-based programs use Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles to help children gain hands-on experience. During the school year, summer camp programs can be tailored to accommodate homeschool groups of 7 or more children. See the Summer program page for more information.
Project-based program Fees are $20 per student per program for classroom instruction. Take home kits range from $12-$20 per student. Special programing fees tailored to homeschool groups will vary and is based on the program requirements.
Students participate in a single topic with hands-on experiments. Most classes will also send students home with various materials for a continued learning experience.
SPECIAL: Any student that signs up for the Fall Class series (9 classes) will receive one class FREE. Worth $20.
MUST…Call 607-358-4247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up for the series!
Classes are on Saturday’ from 10am-1130am on the following dates: (Click on class name for hyperlink for checkout)
In this lesson, students learn about the characteristics that distinguish living things from nonliving things. By examining video clips and still photographs of a variety of objects and organisms, students gather evidence and develop criteria to decide if something is living or nonliving.
In this lesson, students will learn that an ecosystem consists of all the organisms and the physical environment with which they interact. These biotic and abiotic components are linked together through nutrient cycles and energy flows. Energy enters the system through photosynthesis and is incorporated into plant tissue. Students will have hands on activities like microscope, dissecting, and others during this lesson.
In this lesson, students will learn that a food chain describes how energy and nutrients move through an ecosystem. At This lesson will teach students about a terrestrial ecosystem is a land-based community of organisms and the interactions of biotic and abiotic components in a given area. Examples of terrestrial ecosystems include the tundra, taigas, temperate deciduous forests, tropical rainforests, grasslands, and deserts. The type of terrestrial ecosystem found in a particular place is dependent on the temperature range, the average amount of precipitation received, the soil type, and amount of light it receives. Students may perform work using microscopes, dissections, and other hands on experiences during this lesson.
This lesson will teach students about a terrestrial ecosystem is a land-based community of organisms and the interactions of biotic and abiotic components in a given area. Examples of terrestrial ecosystems include the tundra, taigas, temperate deciduous forests, tropical rainforests, grasslands, and deserts. The type of terrestrial ecosystem found in a particular place is dependent on the temperature range, the average amount of precipitation received, the soil type, and amount of light it receives. Students may perform work using microscopes, dissections, and other hands on experiences during this lesson.
This lesson will teach students about aquatic ecosystems include oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, estuaries, and wetlands. Within these aquatic ecosystems are living things that depend on the water for survival, such as fish, plants, and microorganisms. These ecosystems are very fragile and can be easily disturbed by pollution.
In this lesson students will learn about plants, Animals, Protists, Fungi, Archaebacteria, Eubacteria. How are organism placed into their kingdoms? You are probably quite familiar with the members of this kingdom as it contains all the plants that you have come to know – flowering plants, mosses, and ferns. Students may have hands on work with microscopes, dissections, and more!
Students will learn in this class that plants have specialized organs that help them survive and reproduce in a great diversity of habitats. Major organs of most plants include roots, stems, and leaves. Students may use microscopes, dissection, and other hands on experiences to learn this topic.
In this class students will learn that animals are a diverse group of organisms that make up the kingdom known as Animalia. They are a very familiar group of organisms and are the very kingdom of life that humans belong to. In this introduction to animals we will cover the difference between vertebrate and invertebrate animals and introduce a range of animals from both groups. Students will gain hands on experiences with various LIVE animals during this class.
Two Classes will be offered on December 18th. Metal Works and Glass Blowing
December 18, 2021 – Metal Works Held at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center
In this lesson students will learn the art of metal works. They will make an item to take home the same day.
December 18, 2021 – Glass Blowing Held at a Glass Blowing partner facility in Corning, NY
In this lesson students will learn how to make and blow glass. Students will make an ornament to take home.
NOTE: Items made during this lesson MUST go through a 24 hour cooling process and will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Wings of Eagles.