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Pokémon Economics- Club
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Pokémon Economics- Club

$145

with Karl Liggin

Economics is described as the science of choice, centered on the principle that society has unlimited wants that depend on scarce resources. 

In this club, teens will learn about economic concepts through an analysis of the online Pokémon card game and its player driven market system. Concepts such as fiat currency, supply & demmand, market equilibrium, opportunity costs, and trade will be discussed by the class as they observe trends in the game economy over time.

This 12 week club is for grades 6-8. Students will be expected to have permission from parents to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game online (no extra cost) outside of class at least a couple hours a week in order for students to build up virtual items of value to analyze and discuss in class.

Intro to Python Programming Club

$145

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Sep 9, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

In our Intro to Python club for midde school and up, students will learn to write in one of the world’s premier programming languages, using an innovative hardware microcomputer and challenging, relevant projects. This nineteen week course will establish a robust foundation in computer programming, and teach good coding habits from the start.

We utilize the Firia Labs learning platform, CodeSpace, which features intuitive error messaging, and a professional debugger, so students are empowered to diagnose and correct their own errors before asking for help, while step-by-step coding lessons, and open-ended projects allow students to work at their own pace.

 

CodeBot Programming Club

$145

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Sep 9, 2020 at 5:15 pm, runs for 12 weeks

In our CodeBot Club for middle school and high school, students will continue learn to write in one of the world's premier programming languages, using an innovative hardware microcomputer and challenging, relevant projects. This 12 week club will establish a foundation in computer programming, and teach good coding habits from the start.

We utilize the Firia Labs learning platform, CodeSpace & CodeBot, which features intuitive error messaging, and a professional debugger, so students are empowered to diagnose and correct their own errors before asking for help, while step-by-step coding lessons, and open-ended projects allow students to work at their own pace.

Color Theory and Design

$225

with Grace Lemley

Calendar Current session started Sep 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 11 weeks

This course course will explore how psychology, design, and color theory work together in different medias and art forms. Students will explore principles that will then be applied to understand how elements of art make an art piece visually compelling and how the principles of design aid in marketing impact consumers. The students will not only learn the concepts of color theory and design but also the application through media such as paint, photography, laser cutting, and wood burning. Presenting their own art and critique others' artwork will be an important part of this class.

Class Structure: 11 week course, an one hour class a week. Cover color theory over 3 weeks with 2 paint art projects and a critique day, Cover Principles of Design over 3 weeks with 2 photography projects and a critique day, and cover the Elements of Art over 5 weeks focus on 1 art project that uses the laser cutter, drawing, wood burning, and paint. A week dedicated for each media then a critique day.

Dungeons & Dragons - 5th level characters

$250

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Sep 11, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Our Dungeons & Dragons course is the perfect opportunity for tweens and young teens (ages 11-up) to continue to learn the ins and outs of the world's most popular tabletop roleplaying game! Each participant takes on the role of a unique 5th level character in a cooperative storytelling adventure, with decisions and dice rolls determining outcomes.

With support from Curse, an online toolkit for Dungeons and Dragons, participants will have access to online resources and will be led through gameplay with one of our friendly Dungeon Masters. All participants go home with their own dice set!

This course will meet for twelve 2 hour sessions.

Dungeons & Dragons Club
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

$197

with Karl Liggin

Our Dungeons & Dragons Club is the perfect opportunity for tweens and young teens (ages 11-up) to learn the ins and outs of the world's most popular tabletop roleplaying game! Each participant takes on the role of a unique character in a cooperative storytelling adventure, with decisions and dice rolls determining outcomes.

With support from Curse, an online toolkit for Dungeons and Dragons, participants will have access to online resources and will be led through gameplay with one of our friendly Dungeon Masters. All participants go home with their own dice set!

This course will meet for 6 2 hour sessions.

Night Sky Observing Nights with Project Night Sky

Free

with Haley Rice

Calendar Current session started Sep 11, 2020 at 6 pm

See what's up in the night sky this fall, we will be hosting 4 monthly stargazing events and observing the moon's phases along with Project Night Sky.

We will have telescopes set up, and you're welcome to bring your own. In case of overcast weather we will have alternate activities planned. This is a rain or shine event.

Viewing Nights: 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, and 12/11

Hours 6:00pm-10:00pm

Magic the Gathering Club

$145

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Sep 15, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Have your fantasy and board game fanatic join us to learn how to play the original trading card game, Magic: The Gathering! This club for grades 6-8 will provide students with their very own deck to pilot as they learn to navigate one of the world's most popular card games. They will learn about the rules and how to play, supplemented with plentiful discussions of game theory, logic, and mental arithmetic as they learn how to navigate the complex card interactions and play with their peers! 

In order to provide more options to students this year, we are offering virtual participation in our camps. So if you’re not quite ready for your kiddos to be out and about, you can register them for any of our clubs with virtual sessions. They can participate virtually along with the students that will be on-site for clubs.  If you would like to register to attend club virtually select the virtual seat option for the camp that you are registering for. Hope to see you soon!





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