If numbers allow, groups will be split by age: 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. Classes are stand-alone and do not build on each other. This is a drop-off program. Classrooms will also be a peanut-free environment.
We are following the policies and protocols from Onslow County Schools for our programs. The following will be implemented for all program participants:
For drop-off and check-out, parents will form a car-rider line at the end of the breezeway. Staff will be outside during this time. Parents are not allowed in the building with students.
Temperatures will be taken at drop-off.
Students will be seated at individual tables and socially distanced with their own supplies.
Masks will be required for ALL students and staff. If outside, a break can be given from wearing a mask. If your child has an exception, please notify a staff member prior to the program starting.
Pre-registration and payment are required. The link to register is at the bottom of the page.
December 3 - Animal Adaptations
From camouflage to mimicry, learn about different adaptations animals have to survive.
December 10 - Ice Age
What was the world like during the ice age? What's the difference between a woolly mammoth and a mastodon? Learn about these and other creatures that lived during the Miocene period.
December 17 - Once Upon a Challenge
Join us for some great STEM challenges! Students will be given challenges with various supplies.
January 7 - Light Up the Night
Electricity is very useful. Explore its many uses from shining lights in the dark to powering up robots. Find out what kinds of animals use electricity and learn about how circuits work.
January 14 - Amazing Amazon
The Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world. With an abundance of life, there's plenty to discover! Come explore the rainforest with us!
January 21 - Mad Science
We will create and experiment with messy chemistry using the scientific method and explore the world of reactions.
January 28 - Our Solar System
How many dwarf planets does our solar system have? Learn about what our solar system includes such as terrestrial planets and gas giants.
February 4 - Moon Walk
Mons Huygens is the tallest mountain on the moon, which is 2.92 miles high. What other features does the moon have? Join us to learn about our amazing moon.
February 11 - Beat It
Our heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. The blue whale has a heart that weighs about 400 pounds, giraffes have a lopsided heart to pump blood through its ling neck and cephalopods usually have 3 hearts. Come learn more cool facts about hearts in other creatures and of our own.
February 18 - The Gene Scene
Genetics are fascinating and determine traits such as the color of your hair, how tall you are and the color of your eyes. Dive into the gene pool with us and discover the world of genetics.
February 25 - Funny Bone
How many bones do you have? The human body is made up of many interacting systems! It takes all of your body systems working together to help living things survive. Come learn about some body systems with us!
March 4 - Creepy Crawlers
How do sidewinders move? How many hearts does a worm have? Join us to learn about some of these creepy crawlers and more!
March 11 - Powerful Pollinators
Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. Come join us to learn about these incredible pollinators.
March 18 - Let It Slide
Have you ever tried to slide down a slide made of carpet? Probably not, and for good reason! The main force working when you slide on a slide is gravity, pulling you down, but friction also plays a major role in the speed of your sliding. Come visit us to learn about how friction and gravity impact speed.
March 25 - Marvelous Magnets
Magnetic fields are almost always invisible, but that doesn't mean we can't learn about magnetism. Because the Earth contains magnetic materials, it behaves like a giant magnet. Join us to learn and experiment with electromagnetism!
April 1 - Ecosystem Cycles
Three cycles, working in balance, are responsible for carrying away waste materials and replenishing the ecosystem with the nutrients necessary to sustain life. If any of these cycles should become unbalanced, the affects on the ecosystem can be catastrophic. Come learn about the carbon, nitrogen, and water cycle!
April 8 - Pollution Solutions
There are a lot of things that come together to form a functioning ecosystem, but there are three cycles that are key to understanding the big picture: the water cycle, the carbon cycle and the nitrogen cycle. By knowing how our daily activities affect our environment, we can help reduce pollution in our own small way. Come learn about pollution and solutions!
April 15 - Green and Clean
Renewable energy sources are all around us. It is in the wind that blows, the shining sun, the flowing water, and even the growing grass. We interact with sources of renewable energy every day, and this type of energy doesn't pollute the environment like non-renewable energy does. Come dig a little deeper and see what that's all about.
April 22 - Earth Day
Earth Day celebrates and promotes environmental protection. Join us in some activities to celebrate this annual day for our Earth.
April 29 - Responsible Recycling
Plastic items can take over one THOUSAND years to decompose. Learn why we recycle, where it happens, how it happens, what materials are easiest to recycle, how much energy it can same and much more!
May 6 - Wacky Weather
Tornadoes, auroras, lightning, and rainbows are just a few interesting wacky weather events that make people stop in awe. Come learn the science behind a few of the wackiest weather phenomena!
May 13 - Climate Zones
Climate Zones are areas with distinct climates. These climates have a tremendous affect on the plants that grow, wheat, and animals that live in the area. Experience the different climate zones without leaving North Carolina.
May 20 - Flippers and Claws
Learn about differences between reptiles and amphibians. Discuss the difference between sea turtles, aquatic turtles and land turtles and find out which ones are native to this area.
May 27 - Nature Investigators
What's not to love about nature? Learn about animals and plants that live around this area and different aspects of nature this week in our classroom and around our site.
June 3 - Jurassic Journey
Learn about what the world may have looked like during this time as well as the creatures that roamed it.
June 10 - Scavenger Hunt
Everyone loves a scavenger hunt! Follow given clues to navigate through our scavenger hunt, learning about nature on the way!
Cost: $15 per day
$45 per month
(*Covers all programs that month. 10% discount on additional children for the month.)
You will be invoiced once your registration is received.
Weekly on Thursday
Snacks are allowed but not necessary.