Investigate vertebrates in this animal camp! We will explore the key differences between mammals and reptiles and learn about what they have in common!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will understand the differences between mammals and reptiles while learning about habitats, ecosystems, and biology.
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Use your eyes, ears, and nose to tune into the world around you in this camp! By exploring the science of the senses we will hone our ability to observe scientific discoveries!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will learn about the science behind sound, scent, and light.
Get in touch with the world around you through activities like water quality research, ecology, hiking, tree identification, species documentation and more!
STEM Learning Goals: Increase understanding of local ecology, interactions of species and environment and develop an understanding of environmental stewardship practices.
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Drill into STEM with this camp about the tools that make easy work of life’s challenges! Learn about torque, force and power as we learn how to use tools to work smarter, not harder.
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will understand the physics behind simple tools.
Are farmers scientists? Of course they are! Learn all about the science of food and farming in this agronomy camp as we learn about plants, animals, and food systems!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will learn about the science behind the farming industry, food, and farm animals.
Every scientific discovery has a story, what is yours? Explore the stories behind great minds as we learn about the scientific discoveries that shape our world.
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will learn about the scientific process by learning how scientists of the past and present made their breakthroughs. This camp has a focus on phonics and literacy.
iEarth (Grades 2-3)
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Yuck. Gross. Disgusting! Get ready to get dirty as we make predictions about the science behind stinky smells, slime and more!
Machines help us do work every day! Discover how torque, power, and leverage combine to make things happen in this fun physics and engineering camp.
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of physics principles and the function of simple machines.
Sports and science are a winning combination! Have you ever wondered how a curveball curves? How does a figure skater spin? Learn about the physics behind your favorite games and play a few with us!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of the physics concepts present in sports.
iEarth (Grades 4-5)
Explore how electricity shapes our lives! Investigate circuits, explore coding properties, and discover alternative energy sources in this electrifying camp!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of what electricity is and how circuits work.
We are calling all builders, fixers and makers! This camp is all about the STEM of construction, tools, and engineering.
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will understand more about the engineering design process and skilled trades, all while engineering and designing projects.
Challenge your mind with puzzles, mazes, riddles and codes while learning about the human brain!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will learn how our brains make sense of the world while being challenged with coding, ciphers, and puzzles.
Do you have big ideas to solve the world’s problems? Can you build, test and collaborate? Come join us for a fun-filled week of invention!
STEM Learning Goals: Using the engineering design process, build creations to expand engineering skills and knowledge of the design process.
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Discover the mysteries of forensic science, treasure maps, and secret codes in this spy camp!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of forensics, decoding, and the scientific method.
In this coding camp, we will put our codes to work in a series of competitions: racing rovers, decoding ciphers, and battling robots. Get ready for this robot rumble!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of coding and robotics.
Are farmers scientists? Of course they are! Explore the STEM that fuels our community as we explore how scientists, farmers, and technology work together to feed Iowa and the world.
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of how food systems work, how technology and farming work together, and how to care for farm animals.
Investigate STEM in this forensic science camp where we will solve mysteries while digging into blood type analysis, ciphers, and evidence.
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of biology, archaeology, and investigative processes.
Can you hear that? Discover the science of sound and make your own music in this sound design camp. We will explore how sound waves travel, how the ear works, and the structure of music.
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of the physics of sound and be given the opportunity to make their own music!
Get inside the Science Center by learning all about how exhibits are designed, researched, and built! Get a behind-the-scenes look at museums and learn to build your own exhibit!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of the maker mindset as well as a greater understanding of sharing STEM concepts with others.
iEarth (Grades 6-8)
What story will you tell? Learn to combine art and technology in this animation camp!
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will learn about different animation styles, coding, and 3D modeling.
Explore the scientific contributions of our community! Scientists are all around us making discoveries and helping the world. Explore STEM Careers and learn how science is applied every day.
STEM Learning Goals: Campers will have an increased understanding of potential STEM Careers and the science that is happening right here in Iowa!
Have you ever been curious about how things work? Learn to use tools to fix broken things in this fun building camp.
Come explore with us! Learn about space exploration, from the planets and stars to rovers and rockets. Our interactive activities and engaging lessons will have you dream of faraway galaxies while also gaining valuable science, math, and technology skills.
Did you know cooking is chemistry? Delight your senses while discovering states of matter in this fun STEM camp!
Do you have what it takes to be a hero to the animals in your life? Learn about the ecosystems animals live in, the food they eat, and the things they need to thrive in this biology and conservation camp!
Come and explore new technologies, learn coding fundamentals, and get hands-on experience with robotics.
There is so much STEM in the sports we play! Learn how a skater spins, balls bounce, and how to put a spin on a bowling ball in this physics and sports science camp.
Every garden is a micro-biome full of secrets! Discover the things plants and animals nooed to thrive while caring for the earth in this ecology camp!
From a thunderclap to a cave’s echo there is science in sound. Explore a world of music and sound as we link physics to music!
Discover the secrets buried below ground in this camp that covers biology, geology, and archaeology!
Get ready to get your hands dirty and have some fun this summer! A garden is a microbiome and we will learn about caring for the plants and animals that live there. Science Center Pre-K camps are half-day experiences and you must be potty-trained to attend.
Get excited about chemistry this summer with SCI Camps! This week focuses on all the fascinating aspects of chemical reactions, from cooking to slime. Campers will leave our camp with a better understanding of science and have a blast doing it! Science Center Pre-K camps are half-day experiences and you must be potty-trained to attend.
There is a hero in each of us, and we can use the power of STEM to unleash them! Science Center Pre-K camps are half-day experiences and you must be potty-trained to attend.
How is coding like language? Do bees send each other messages? Learn to see the code all around us in this coding-themed week. Science Center Pre-K camps are half-day experiences and you must be potty-trained to attend.
Did you know all cooking involves chemistry? Discover together how adding heat to different food creates a delicious reaction. Science Center Pre-K camps are half-day experiences and you must be potty-trained to attend.
Learn the fundamentals of construction and engineering, and take a hands-on approach to problem-solving! Science Center Pre-K camps are half-day experiences and you must be potty-trained to attend.
Do love animals? Would you like to help them one day? Come learn about how to keep animals happy and healthy in this biology camp. Science Center Pre-K camps are half-day experiences and you must be potty-trained to attend.
Little inventors get ready for a week of fun and learning and we explore the great inventors of Iowa, the process of invention, and learn to solve problems together. Science Center Pre-K camps are half-day experiences and you must be potty-trained to attend.