Winter 2021 Programs

Get ready for a STEAM filled winter!

Registration for most of our Winter 2021 programs is now open! (See alternative registration dates on some programs)

To register for the programs below you will have to create an account with our registration system. If you already have one created, perfect! If you have not created an account with us yet, you can do so by following our registration guidelines.

Program costs include materials included in kits as well as hours of instruction.



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Our new Family Camp will give your whole family the opportunity to meet with other families (virtually) as well as some of our leaders and test your family's engineering, coding and teamwork skills. This program will involve your family completing a weekly activity together at your leisure and showcasing it every Saturday to other families involved! During the Saturday sessions, you will also be given an extra challenge related to your weekly activity to complete before time runs out!

Registration: $129

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In this Junior After School Club, participants will learn about wildlife and water conservation through a series of kit-based hands-on activities involving block-based coding using Scratch and Micro:bits, circuits and simple machines. They will explore the meaning of endangered species and their impact on the world’s ecosystems by researching and creating informative animations using Scratch. Participants will also learn about the global freshwater crisis by creating a programmable device to conserve water whilst growing their own plants.

Registration: $149

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Elsie the Engineer is a new virtual kit-based program for girls that is designed to allow participants to explore the areas of Engineering and Architecture through a hands-on project-based approach. The participants will be introduced to female mentors in related fields and explore the architectural and engineering concepts through a challenge where they design and build a model house with running water and electricity. In this program, the participants get to put on many hats as they create blueprints for the house structure, learn about coding and breadboarding using the Arduino platform and designing a pipeline to deliver water throughout a house.

Registration: $299

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Design For All is a six-week virtual kit-based program that aims to teach participants about the principles and applications of universal design, inclusive design and assistive technology through a hands-on approach.

They will explore how drawing software such as TinkerCAD and AutoCAD can be used to model accessible spaces and products by making their own modifications to a pre-existing space. For the last three sessions, in groups of 5, participants will be using various electrical components, 3D printing and the Arduino software to develop an accessible product to aid individuals at home.
 

Registration: $199

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The Arduino Bootcamp is a 5-week virtual kit-based program that explores the Arduino platform through a series of project-based activities that progressively vary in complexity.  You will be provided with a detailed background on all electronic components used and, how the software and hardware components work together. In this program, you will learn about home automation by making your very own motion-detecting lamp. You will also learn about how remote controls work by making your very own universal remote and finally, you will get the opportunity to put your skills to use by assembling and coding your very own robot!

Registration: $199

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Do you have ideas to improve the local community? Do you want to work with a team of like-minded members using STEM to make an impact?   

Apply to become an Eng Outreach Community Leader!   

This program will give a small team of high school students (Gr. 9 – 12) the chance to create and implement a new STEM community outreach project with guidance from the Engineering Outreach team. From brainstorming to promotion and implementation, our team will facilitate and work closely with program members as they develop their own STEM project that impacts the local community through direct action. As team members start to develop their project, the Engineering Outreach team will connect the team with mentors, community members, and beyond to help make the idea a reality!   

At the end of this 12-week program, you will have created, developed, and implemented a STEM community project and learned some essential STEM, leadership, and project coordination skills along the way!   

*Applicants must first submit an application and be accepted into the program in order to complete registration. Space is limited so we recommend applying as soon as possible! 

The application form will be accessible through the registration system and will require the following:

  • A teacher's email you authorize us to contact for reference
  • A one-page (or equivalent) Project Proposal (to be emailed after application submission; see application for details) 

Registration (after acceptance): $319

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Experience a new program where you not only get to participate in cool STEM projects, you get to create and teach them!   

SEED is an 8-week program that gives students in Grades 6-8 the opportunity to put together a 30 minute STEM workshop based on their personal interests! With the guidance of the ESQ team, students will develop and run their workshops with program members. Over the course of 8 weeks, you will learn how to connect your interests to STEM, the inner workings of good activity, how to put together your own 30-minute workshop, and run the workshop with the club! (Not to mention you get to participate in everyone else’s workshops too!)  

Registration: $249
 

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High School PD Day Program 

Learn how to make art using code! Join us for this special PD Day program on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021. Check back for more program details and registration information.