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July 2018

Camp: Under the Sea

Tuesday July 17 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday July 20, 2018

What's under all that water?  If you are interested in learning about the ocean and marine life, including live sea creature encounters, this camp is for you! During Under the Sea, children will:  Understand the bio-luminescence and the organisms that use this process for survival in the deep ocean Learn the different ocean zones and some of the unusual creatures that live there Play fun games about marine life and aquatic adaptations Design and construct their own ocean critter Explore ocean features…

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Camp: Under the Sea

Wednesday July 18 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday July 20, 2018

What's under all that water?  If you are interested in learning about the ocean and marine life, including live sea creature encounters, this camp is for you! During Under the Sea, children will:  Understand the bio-luminescence and the organisms that use this process for survival in the deep ocean Learn the different ocean zones and some of the unusual creatures that live there Play fun games about marine life and aquatic adaptations Design and construct their own ocean critter Explore ocean features…

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Camp: Under the Sea

Thursday July 19 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday July 20, 2018

What's under all that water?  If you are interested in learning about the ocean and marine life, including live sea creature encounters, this camp is for you! During Under the Sea, children will:  Understand the bio-luminescence and the organisms that use this process for survival in the deep ocean Learn the different ocean zones and some of the unusual creatures that live there Play fun games about marine life and aquatic adaptations Design and construct their own ocean critter Explore ocean features…

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Camp: Under the Sea

Friday July 20 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday July 20, 2018

What's under all that water?  If you are interested in learning about the ocean and marine life, including live sea creature encounters, this camp is for you! During Under the Sea, children will:  Understand the bio-luminescence and the organisms that use this process for survival in the deep ocean Learn the different ocean zones and some of the unusual creatures that live there Play fun games about marine life and aquatic adaptations Design and construct their own ocean critter Explore ocean features…

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Nature Photographer Keith Freeburn

Saturday July 21 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Come join us as we learn from Nature Photographer Keith Freeburn as he gives us tips on how to photograph animal life!

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Camp: Let’s Get Chemical

Monday July 23 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday July 27, 2018

**Allergy Alert - Berries** During Let's Get Chemical, children will: Explore the magic of chemistry by performing different science magic tricks, such as making water disappear. Discover how different items you can find in the kitchen can be used as disappearing inks that can be revealed using a UV light. Work to create the best slime recipe at camp in the "Slime Factory". Extract DNA from plant cells Use chromatography to discover the colors used in different inks and candy coatings. Create…

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Camp: Let’s Get Chemical

Tuesday July 24 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday July 27, 2018

**Allergy Alert - Berries** During Let's Get Chemical, children will: Explore the magic of chemistry by performing different science magic tricks, such as making water disappear. Discover how different items you can find in the kitchen can be used as disappearing inks that can be revealed using a UV light. Work to create the best slime recipe at camp in the "Slime Factory". Extract DNA from plant cells Use chromatography to discover the colors used in different inks and candy coatings. Create…

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Camp: Let’s Get Chemical

Wednesday July 25 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday July 27, 2018

**Allergy Alert - Berries** During Let's Get Chemical, children will: Explore the magic of chemistry by performing different science magic tricks, such as making water disappear. Discover how different items you can find in the kitchen can be used as disappearing inks that can be revealed using a UV light. Work to create the best slime recipe at camp in the "Slime Factory". Extract DNA from plant cells Use chromatography to discover the colors used in different inks and candy coatings. Create…

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Camp: Let’s Get Chemical

Thursday July 26 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday July 27, 2018

**Allergy Alert - Berries** During Let's Get Chemical, children will: Explore the magic of chemistry by performing different science magic tricks, such as making water disappear. Discover how different items you can find in the kitchen can be used as disappearing inks that can be revealed using a UV light. Work to create the best slime recipe at camp in the "Slime Factory". Extract DNA from plant cells Use chromatography to discover the colors used in different inks and candy coatings. Create…

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Camp: Let’s Get Chemical

Friday July 27 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday July 27, 2018

**Allergy Alert - Berries** During Let's Get Chemical, children will: Explore the magic of chemistry by performing different science magic tricks, such as making water disappear. Discover how different items you can find in the kitchen can be used as disappearing inks that can be revealed using a UV light. Work to create the best slime recipe at camp in the "Slime Factory". Extract DNA from plant cells Use chromatography to discover the colors used in different inks and candy coatings. Create…

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Camp: Electricity 101: Exploring Circuits

Monday July 30 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 3, 2018

Get charged up in this camp with Circuit Cubes®.  These fun and educational toys provide an engaging introduction to electrical circuits and electronics.  **This Camp includes a $50 materials fee for a Circuit Cubes®  kit that your child may take home and keep**. During Electricity 101:  Exploring Circuits, children will:  Channel electricity in new and exciting ways Investigate different power sources by constructing batteries Explore circuits and basic engineering concepts with Circuit Cubes® Understand how different parts of circuits combine to form common electroncs Build simple…

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Camp: Electricity 101: Exploring Circuits

Tuesday July 31 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 3, 2018

Get charged up in this camp with Circuit Cubes®.  These fun and educational toys provide an engaging introduction to electrical circuits and electronics.  **This Camp includes a $50 materials fee for a Circuit Cubes®  kit that your child may take home and keep**. During Electricity 101:  Exploring Circuits, children will:  Channel electricity in new and exciting ways Investigate different power sources by constructing batteries Explore circuits and basic engineering concepts with Circuit Cubes® Understand how different parts of circuits combine to form common electroncs Build simple…

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August 2018

Camp: Electricity 101: Exploring Circuits

Wednesday August 1 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 3, 2018

Get charged up in this camp with Circuit Cubes®.  These fun and educational toys provide an engaging introduction to electrical circuits and electronics.  **This Camp includes a $50 materials fee for a Circuit Cubes®  kit that your child may take home and keep**. During Electricity 101:  Exploring Circuits, children will:  Channel electricity in new and exciting ways Investigate different power sources by constructing batteries Explore circuits and basic engineering concepts with Circuit Cubes® Understand how different parts of circuits combine to form common electroncs Build simple…

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Camp: Electricity 101: Exploring Circuits

Thursday August 2 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 3, 2018

Get charged up in this camp with Circuit Cubes®.  These fun and educational toys provide an engaging introduction to electrical circuits and electronics.  **This Camp includes a $50 materials fee for a Circuit Cubes®  kit that your child may take home and keep**. During Electricity 101:  Exploring Circuits, children will:  Channel electricity in new and exciting ways Investigate different power sources by constructing batteries Explore circuits and basic engineering concepts with Circuit Cubes® Understand how different parts of circuits combine to form common electroncs Build simple…

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Camp: Electricity 101: Exploring Circuits

Friday August 3 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 3, 2018

Get charged up in this camp with Circuit Cubes®.  These fun and educational toys provide an engaging introduction to electrical circuits and electronics.  **This Camp includes a $50 materials fee for a Circuit Cubes®  kit that your child may take home and keep**. During Electricity 101:  Exploring Circuits, children will:  Channel electricity in new and exciting ways Investigate different power sources by constructing batteries Explore circuits and basic engineering concepts with Circuit Cubes® Understand how different parts of circuits combine to form common electroncs Build simple…

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Inspiration Tour

Friday August 3 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join members of the Children’s Science Center’s Leadership Team for an informal conversation on our work today and our long-term vision to build a full-scale science center here in Northern Virginia.  Have your questions answered and see first-hand the impact we have each day on our region’s children through hands-on STEM education and fun family learning! 

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Camp: Get With the Programming

Monday August 6 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 10, 2018

Coding is Cool! Learn the basics of programming, including planning, logic, and coding.  Apply these concepts to create projects all on their own. During Get with the Programming, children will:  Get an introduction to programming through fun games and projects. Try their hands at coding Scratch, Java, Python, and much more. Build and program contraptions that move with LEGO® Mindstorm Discover the weird world of artificial intelligence and peek behind the screen to see what makes it work. Exercise teamwork while bringing individual…

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Camp: Get With the Programming

Tuesday August 7 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 10, 2018

Coding is Cool! Learn the basics of programming, including planning, logic, and coding.  Apply these concepts to create projects all on their own. During Get with the Programming, children will:  Get an introduction to programming through fun games and projects. Try their hands at coding Scratch, Java, Python, and much more. Build and program contraptions that move with LEGO® Mindstorm Discover the weird world of artificial intelligence and peek behind the screen to see what makes it work. Exercise teamwork while bringing individual…

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Camp: Get With the Programming

Wednesday August 8 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 10, 2018

Coding is Cool! Learn the basics of programming, including planning, logic, and coding.  Apply these concepts to create projects all on their own. During Get with the Programming, children will:  Get an introduction to programming through fun games and projects. Try their hands at coding Scratch, Java, Python, and much more. Build and program contraptions that move with LEGO® Mindstorm Discover the weird world of artificial intelligence and peek behind the screen to see what makes it work. Exercise teamwork while bringing individual…

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Camp: Get With the Programming

Thursday August 9 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 10, 2018

Coding is Cool! Learn the basics of programming, including planning, logic, and coding.  Apply these concepts to create projects all on their own. During Get with the Programming, children will:  Get an introduction to programming through fun games and projects. Try their hands at coding Scratch, Java, Python, and much more. Build and program contraptions that move with LEGO® Mindstorm Discover the weird world of artificial intelligence and peek behind the screen to see what makes it work. Exercise teamwork while bringing individual…

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Camp: Get With the Programming

Friday August 10 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday August 10, 2018

Coding is Cool! Learn the basics of programming, including planning, logic, and coding.  Apply these concepts to create projects all on their own. During Get with the Programming, children will:  Get an introduction to programming through fun games and projects. Try their hands at coding Scratch, Java, Python, and much more. Build and program contraptions that move with LEGO® Mindstorm Discover the weird world of artificial intelligence and peek behind the screen to see what makes it work. Exercise teamwork while bringing individual…

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September 2018

Inspiration Tour

Friday September 14 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join members of the Children’s Science Center’s Leadership Team for an informal conversation on our work today and our long-term vision to build a full-scale science center here in Northern Virginia.  Have your questions answered and see first-hand the impact we have each day on our region’s children through hands-on STEM education and fun family learning! 

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