Educational Opportunities

Camp Invention (K-6 Grade) Summer STEM Camp

Jul 15, 9:00 am
Location:
Cowles Montessori School, 6401 College Ave, Des Moines, IA 50324
Event For:
Camp Invention is for incoming Kindergarteners through 6th graders
Audience Location:
Camp Invention is avaliable to all students in and around Des Moines Public Schools
Cost:
$235
Organization:
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Contact:
Jesse Wilcox
Email:
jwilcox.23@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 450-2759
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged. Children transform their imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code robots, unearth fossils, build boats and use collaboration and problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Outdoor Journey for Girls

Aug 2 (all day)
Location:
1991 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA 50156
Event For:
12 - 15
Cost:
$150
Organization:
Iowa Women in Natural Resources
Contact:
Katy Cantin
Email:
ojcoordinator@gmail.com
Phone:
(319) 430-6462
Outdoor Journey is a 3-day, 2-night experience for girls ages 12 - 15 to be introduced to all things outdoors! Kayaking or canoeing, fishing, learn about wildlife, hunter safety, and more! There are options to attend for free! (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Living History Farms – Summer Barnyard Readers

Aug 30 (all day)
Location:
Living History Farms
Event For:
Pre-school
Cost:
$22.00
Organization:
Living History Farms
Contact:
Abby Hoffman-Carlson
Email:
adminasst@lhf.org
Phone:
(515) 278-5286
Together with your 3, 4, or 5 year old, listen to a story or two about a farm animal and participate in a special activity in the Visitor Center. Then, take a ride on our tractor-drawn cart out to the farm to see the animal of the day, and take a look around the barnyard!

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire

Sep 2, 9:00 am
Location:
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For:
All ages
Cost:
All Des Moines Mini Maker Faire activities are included with SCI general admission — $13 for adults, $8 for children & seniors, free for members!
Organization:
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact:
Anna Rhodes
Email:
anna.rhodes@sciowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-6868
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects and more. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Jewels Academy 2019 Workshop Flyer

Oct 12 (all day)
Location:
Mickle Center(1620 PLEASANT STREET, SUITE 216 DES MOINES, IA 50314)
Event For:
4th-9th grade
Cost:
Math Camp: $45; Y.E.S: $50
Organization:
Jewels Academy
Contact:
Kimberly Wayne
Email:
executivedirector@jewelsacademy.org
Phone:
(515) 243-9159
Math Camp-​Solidify math foundation skills, improve opinion about math, and reduce fear about math. Y.E.S(Young Emerging Scientists)-STEM workshops are learned by doing where each session is design to complete a project and links to a STEM career. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

$5 Family Night @ Science Center

Dec 13, 5:00 pm
Location:
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For:
All ages
Cost:
$5.00/person
Organization:
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact:
Hannah Little
Email:
hannah.little@sciowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-6868
The second Friday of each month from 5:00–8:00 pm, explore SCI with your family. Admission is just $5 per person! No need to grab dinner first... our Food Chain Cafe is open until 7:30 pm. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)