Robotic Friends & Hands-On Creations

What happens when robotics meets Rube Goldberg? You will find out in this class! In our first trimester, we will start by designing the kinds of chain reactions we see in Rube Goldberg machines, then create robots as a tool to connect the different sections of the contraption. Students will have lots of freedom to work creatively as they select their machine mechanisms, and in the process pursue a deeper understanding of how to construct a robot. Instructor: Suzana Somers, Acera Cross Classroom Teacher and MakerSpace specialist

Games, Arts & Discovery

Are you eager to explore our nature-based adventure playground, and engage both your body and your mind as you create theaters and forts, tie new platforms into the trees or make a new swing using ropes and branches? Do you like to take all the blocks and board game pieces and other supplies you can find in your house and turn them into an airport, a city, or a land no one has ever seen before?  This program is all about free, creative play, outdoors and indoors. Based on the group and their interests, student will play games, build and create, supported and guided in their quests and explorations by our afternoon staff. (This program also serves as a drop-in option.) Instructor: Acera afternoon staff.  

Outdoor Adventurers

Put on your boots and get geared up to play games outside and have adventures!  In this club, students will go on hikes, play team games, build with natural materials and more.  Some weeks the club may leave campus.  Breathe in some fresh air and revitalize your spirit and sense of wonder in the natural world! Instructor: Vanesssa Roman, Acera Teacher in Friendship Skills, Kinetic Matematics and Theatre Arts

Spanish Language Experience

Studies show that we learn languages much faster and more intuitively if we learn them by doing. So, join us for a language program that is truly immersive, and that allows you to learn or expand your Spanish conversation skills and knowledge while engaging in role play, games, and multimedia projects. It’s a great way to both play and develop projects while becoming familiar with — or increasing your range in — another language. (Information on our instructor will be posted soon.)

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