After School Programs

Unique Hands-on Programs!

  • Science, Maker or Technology
  • Offered for 5-weeks or 10-weeks
  • Fully customizable to school’s needs
  • Led by an enthusiastic presenter
  • Designed in partnership with Bay Area museums
  • Correlates with CA State Standards
  • Cultivates 21st century life skills
  • Designed to inspire curiosity, confidence & kindness


Select ASPs Available in
Placer County Fall 2015!

FOR SCHOOLS

Choose from the themed, kid-friendly science programs below that are customizable to your school calendar. A fantastic science Instructor will transform any classroom, conference room or multi-purpose room into an interactive science lab where children expand their knowledge of CA State Standardized science concepts. We bring the materials, do the prep, lead the project, and clean up afterwards, all with a smile.

Program Maximum and Minimums: Science: 10 min/20 max

Educators Reserve Now
Questions? Call 415.282.MORE (6673)


FOR PARENTS

Our After School Programs are reserved by your school and hosted on your school campus in a designated classroom. You can read descriptions of currently offered themes below. Please note that the number of weeks per program are approximations and often vary depending on your school calendar.

Parents Reserve Now
Questions? Call 415.282.MORE (6673)

*If you would like your school to host our After School Programs please contact our School Year Programs Manager at 415.282.MORE (6673) or outreach@edventuremore.org. We can contact your After School Coordinator and reserve an After School Program for your school.

More 2014-2015 After School Science Programs

Incredible Edibles ( ≈ 10 weeks)

Play with your food AND learn with it too!  Sample projects include:

  • Natural Soda – Using the scientific method has never been so delicious. Make a hypothesis, change variables and draw conclusions as you invent your own natural soda flavors!
  • Supertaster – Did you know some people are capable of tasting flavors others can’t? Find out if you’re a “supertaster” when we take an up close look at your taste buds!
  • Magnetic Cereal – Explore the properties of magnetism by playing with your breakfast! Be amazed at what your cereal can attract.
  • Ice cream – We scream for science! Discover the properties of solids, liquids and gases by mixing and freezing your own ice cream.

Critterville ( ≈ 10 weeks)

What are those furry, feathered, crawly things all around you? Find out in this After School Program as you go on a bug hunt, sculpt a bird or build a flying snake! Sample projects include:

  • Bug Hunts – Use the same equipment entomologists (those are bug scientists) at the California Academy of Sciences use to safely capture bugs and look at them under microscopes. Compare the insects and bugs you capture to exotic species from around the world!
  • A Beak Full – Explore different birds and learn how to identify birds by their beaks. Become a bird for the day and experiment with using various beak styles to eat and drink like a bird!
  • Predator or Prey? – Get face-to-face with a real bear skull and compare the teeth, eyes and jaws to your own. Strap on a pair of funny-looking rabbit goggles to literally “see” what it’s like to have eyes on the side of your head.
  • Freaky Fliers – Squirrels, frogs, snakes, and monkeys that fly? We’re not talking about make-believe cartoons, these are real animals that exist! Watch how they do it and test build a special glider to mimic the way they fly.

Eco-Explorers ( ≈ 10 weeks)

Explore the relationship between earth, plants and humans in this After School Program!  Sample projects may include:

  • Terrariums – Get to know plants up close and personal by making a lovely terrarium. We’ll examine how plants use soil and water, and we’ll even fill our terrariums with some sculpted creatures!
  • Rain Machine – Discover how water changes states high in the sky and becomes rain by making an amazing rain machine. We’ll observe the way rain falls and maybe even have a rain tasting!
  • Dirt & Decomposition – Uncover the science of soil! We’ll observe how the process of decomposition creates new dirt, and explore the ingredients in soil by making (and eating) mud pies!
  • Seed Suitcases – We’ll learn about the ingredients that seeds need to germinate while making super seed suitcases! These little balls can be tossed outside just about anywhere to grow beautiful flowers.

City Builders ( ≈ 10 weeks)

Explore a variety of new and old world structures in this engineering focused After School Program!  Sample projects may include:

  • Bridge Builders – Explore the history and physics of the bridges of the Bay Area and build your own bridge! We’ll even test how well our bridges work by adding weights and creating earthquakes!
  • Skyscrapers – Test your skills at building the tallest building possible and test its ability to withstand strong wind gusts and earthquakes!
  • Catapults – Travel back in time to Medieval Times and construct this ancient defense mechanism while exploring why they work!
  • Stomp Rockets – Learn about aerodynamics while building a rocket that is launched using air pressure!
More 2015-2016 After School Science Programs

Fantastic Flyers ( ≈ 10 weeks)*

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s FANTASTIC FLYERS!  Kids will be flying high as we launch rockets, fly kites, float giant bubbles, build blimps, and design strange new contraptions that soar through the air! Sample projects include:

  • Pop Rockets:  Launch your ideas high up in the atmosphere as you design an amazing rocket powered by simple chemical reactions.
  • Kite Flight: We’ll uncover mysterious legends about the origin of the kite (it really is a mystery) then test your creative design skills as you build, decorate and fly your very own kite. The sky’s the limit! Nothing says science, art and outdoor fun like a kite…if it could talk of course.
  • Design Challenge! Paper Airplane Rally:  You will need to use all of your new flying knowledge to create the perfect paper airplane. Whose design will fly into the record books?

Critterville ( ≈ 10 weeks)

What are those furry, feathered, crawly things all around you? Find out in this After School Program as you go on a bug hunt, sculpt a bird or build a flying snake! Sample projects include:

  • Bug Hunts – Use the same equipment entomologists (those are bug scientists) at the California Academy of Sciences use to safely capture bugs and look at them under microscopes. Compare the insects and bugs you capture to exotic species from around the world!
  • A Beak Full – Explore different birds and learn how to identify birds by their beaks. Become a bird for the day and experiment with using various beak styles to eat and drink like a bird!
  • Predator or Prey? – Get face-to-face with a real bear skull and compare the teeth, eyes and jaws to your own. Strap on a pair of funny-looking rabbit goggles to literally “see” what it’s like to have eyes on the side of your head.
  • Freaky Fliers – Squirrels, frogs, snakes, and monkeys that fly? We’re not talking about make-believe cartoons, these are real animals that exist! Watch how they do it and test build a special glider to mimic the way they fly.

City Builders ( ≈ 10 weeks)

Explore a variety of new and old world structures in this engineering focused After School Program!  Sample projects may include:

  • Bridge Builders – Explore the history and physics of the bridges of the Bay Area and build your own bridge! We’ll even test how well our bridges work by adding weights and creating earthquakes!
  • Skyscrapers – Test your skills at building the tallest building possible and test its ability to withstand strong wind gusts and earthquakes!
  • Catapults – Travel back in time to Medieval Times and construct this ancient defense mechanism while exploring why they work!
  • Stomp Rockets – Learn about aerodynamics while building a rocket that is launched using air pressure!

Science Mashup ( ≈ 10 weeks)*

Explore the vast world of science with our most varied program, offering our best science activities covering a variety of topics. Sample projects include:

  • Oobleck – Explore the properties of matter while making a “goo” that breaks the boundaries of states of matter.
  • Exploding Volcanoes – Discover the different types of volcanic eruptions and the forces that cause them before creating one that erupts 3-4 ft. in the air!
  • Magnificent Magnets – Explore the magic of magnets by making a paper clip fly and creating art using magnets!
  • Ice Cream –  See how matter transforms from a liquid to a solid in this “yummy for your tummy” experiment!

 

*Available in Placer County in Fall 2015

FOR SCHOOLS

Choose from any themed, kid-friendly technology programs listed below. Each are customizable to your school calendar. A fantastic technology Instructor will transform any classroom or computer lab into an interactive state of the art design or film studio where children learn hands-on 21st century life skills. We bring DSLR cameras, video cameras, microphones, tripods, and software to your school’s computer lab! The best part is that each student will receive a USB drive to take home all their inspiring work!

Program Maximum and Minimums:

  • Stopmotion Animation: 7 min/15 max students per class
  • Digital Photography: 7 min/10 max students per class
  • 2D Video Gaming: 7 min/15 max students per class


Educators Reserve Now
Questions? Call 415.282.MORE (6673)


FOR PARENTS

Our After School Programs are reserved by your school and hosted on your school campus in a designated classroom. You can read currently offered program descriptions below. Please note that the number of weeks per program are approximations and often vary depending on your school calendar.

Parents Reserve Now
Questions? Call 415.282.MORE (6673)

*If you would like your school to host our After School Programs please contact our School Year Programs Manager at 415.282.MORE (6673) or outreach@edventuremore.org. We can contact your After School Coordinator and reserve an After School Program for your school.

More 2014-2015 After School Technology Programs

NEW: 2D Video Gaming (10 weeks)

Over the course of our 2-D Video Gaming ASP students will gain a whole new tool kit of video game building skills! Students will use the powerful Scratch platform and create interactive collages, stories, and video games.  Students will also take home a USB flash drive with their Scratch projects.

Digital Photography ( 5 – 10 weeks)

Participants capture their vision with the eye of a camera! Each student completes a series of digital photography challenges to master the primary functions of an SLR camera and learn the fundamentals of photo editing.  They even design a complete photography exhibit around a central theme, complete with promotional gallery materials. Participants also take home a flash drive with their exhibit pieces.

Stopmotion Animation ( 5 – 10 weeks)

Students star in their own animation in a process called pixilation, as well as learn how to bring paper and clay to life!  We use your school’s existing computers and our special cameras and software to create short animated movies using the technique of stopmotion. We’ll write scripts, draw storyboards, film scenes, record sound, and edit an amazing final product. Students bring home their finished animation film on a cool wristband USB drive! Featuring activities designed by Edventure More in partnership with the Children’s Creativity Museum.

More 2015-2016 After School Technology Programs

NEW: 2D Video Gaming (10 weeks)*

Over the course of our 2-D Video Gaming ASP students will gain a whole new tool kit of video game building skills! Students will use the powerful Scratch platform and create interactive collages, stories, and video games.  Students will also take home a USB flash drive with their Scratch projects.

Digital Photography ( 5 – 10 weeks)

Participants capture their vision with the eye of a camera! Each student completes a series of digital photography challenges to master the primary functions of an SLR camera and learn the fundamentals of photo editing.  They even design a complete photography exhibit around a central theme, complete with promotional gallery materials. Participants also take home a flash drive with their exhibit pieces.

Stopmotion Animation ( 5 – 10 weeks)*

Students star in their own animation in a process called pixilation, as well as learn how to bring paper and clay to life!  We use your school’s existing computers and our special cameras and software to create short animated movies using the technique of stopmotion. We’ll write scripts, draw storyboards, film scenes, record sound, and edit an amazing final product. Students bring home their finished animation film on a cool wristband USB drive! Featuring activities designed by Edventure More in partnership with the Children’s Creativity Museum.

 

*Available in Placer County in Fall 2015

FOR SCHOOLS

Choose from any themed, kid-friendly maker programs listed below. Each are customizable to your school calendar. A fantastic Instructor will transform any room in your school into a state of the art maker lab where children learn hands-on 21st century life skills.

Program Maximum and Minimums:

  • Maker Circuit Station: 7 min/18 max students per class

Educators Reserve Now
Questions? Call 415.282.MORE (6673)


FOR PARENTS

Our After School Programs are reserved by your school and hosted on your school campus in a designated classroom. You can read currently offered program descriptions below. Please note that the number of weeks per program are approximations and often vary depending on your school calendar.

Parents Reserve Now
Questions? Call 415.282.MORE (6673)

*If you would like your school to host our After School Programs please contact our School Year Programs Manager at 415.282.MORE (6673) or outreach@edventuremore.org. We can contact your After School Coordinator and reserve an After School Program for your school.

More 2015-2016 After School Maker Programs

NEW: Maker Circuit Station (10 weeks)

Budding engineers and at-home tinkerers will learn all about conductivity and make projects that move, blink, twinkle, and flash.

Squishy Circuits:  You won’t believe your eyes!  You will connect electronic parts together with specially made dough to make a squishy circuit powered animal friend!

Name Tag Hack:  You are a Maker now and your plain old Camp name tag is not going to cut it. Time to hack your name tag and give it the Makers edge.

Robo-Mo Paper Circuit:  You will give your Robo-Mo storybook the Makers edge as you light up drawings with LEDs.

Silly Spinners:  You will be amazed as you bring a drawing to life with wacky materials and a tiny motor. Don’t get too dizzy from all the excitement.

 Note: Maker Circuit Station is not currently available in Placer County 

More For Schools

Edventure More’s After School Programs (ASP’s) typically last 5 to 10 weeks, are hosted on campus one day per week and are customizable to your school calendar.  Here’s our term table – let us know what works for your school!

TermLengthDates
Spring 2015Up to 10 WeeksMarch 9 – May 15
Fall 2015Up to 10 WeeksSeptember - December
Winter 2016Up to 10 WeeksJan - March
Spring 2016Up to 8 WeeksApril - May

Once an After School Program is booked, coordinators will receive a confirmation email.

Please make note:

  • There are minimum and maximum participant levels for each of our programs.
  • All After School Program payments are made through our on-line registration system.
  • We ask for 15 minutes for set up and clean up, both after school and when booking multiple programs for the same day.
  • Materials for promoting programs are available.

Program Maximum and Minimums

  • Science: 10 min/20 max students
  • Stopmotion Animation & 2D Video Gaming: 7 min/15 max students
  • Digital Photography: 7 min/10 max students
  • Maker Circuit Station: 10 min/18 max students

Rosters

A complete roster will be e-mailed to the school contact at least 48 hours before the first session.  Rosters will include student name, parent name, parent phone number, parent e- mail, authorized pick up names, and health and emergency information.

Contact Information Usage

Edventure More keeps parent contact information in the strictest confidentiality. We do not share names, e-mail addresses or phone numbers with any outside entities. Communications with parents are solely regarding Edventure More services.

Required Time Before/Between Lessons

Please allow 15 minutes at the end of the school day prior to starting any programs to allow for set up.  We require at least 15 minutes in between programs for take down/set up as well.

Refund Policy

Complete refunds less a $20 processing fee are available up until one week prior to your After School Program start date. After that time, refunds will be given but will be issued as a credit that can be applied for future Edventure More After School or Summer Camp Programs.

School Promotion

Edventure More will provide digital posters and printed handouts to be distributed to all students and families, as well as promote a “free” trial class to students (paid for by the school at $100)

 

More For Parents

FOR PARENTS

Please refer to pricing information provided by your school for exact per week cost and length of program.

Science ProgramTechnology ProgramMaker Program
Grades: K-1st or 2nd-4thGrades: 2nd-4th or 5th-8th (2nd graders eligible for Animation only) Grades: K-5th
Duration: 60 minutes, 1/wk, 5-10wkDuration: 90 minutes, 1/wk, 5-10wkDuration: 60 minutes, 1/wk, 5-10wk
Sample Science Sessions:
  • Critterville
  • Fantastic Flyers
  • City Builders
  • Science Mashup
Sample Technology Sessions:
  • Digital Photography
  • Stopmotion Animation
  • 2D Video Gaming

    *Use of School Computers Required
Sample Maker Sessions:
  • Circuit Station
Price: Approx. $16/wk per studentPrice: Approx. $18/wk per studentPrice: Approx. $18/wk per student

Payment & Registration

All payments and registrations are completed on-line through our website!

Parents Reserve Now
Questions? Call 415.282.MORE (6673)

Any additional fees required by the school will be payed directly to your school!

Rosters

A complete roster will be e-mailed to the school contact at least 48 hours before the first session.  Rosters will include student name, parent name, parent phone number, parent e- mail, authorized pick up names, and health and emergency information.

Contact Information Usage

Edventure More keeps parent contact information in the strictest confidentiality. We do not share names, e-mail addresses or phone numbers with any outside entities. Communications with parents are solely regarding Edventure More services.

Refund Policy

Complete refunds less a $20 processing fee are available up until one week prior to your After School Program start date. After that time, refunds will be given but will be issued as a credit that can be applied for future Edventure More After School or Summer Camp Programs.

 

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In a School Year 2014-15 Survey of Teachers who participated in our School Year Programs:

  • 96% agreed that their Edventure More program was a valuable addition to the curriculum
  • 99% thought their students were excited and had fun learning during the In Class Program
  • 97% agreed the Edventure More staff exhibited good classroom management
  • 97% agreed that the Edventure More staff was enthusiastic, upbeat & passionate about the materials
  • 98% of teachers agreed the ICP had a positive impact on students’ excitement for learning science
  • 97% of teachers agreed the ICP had a positive impact on students’ confidence in learning science
  • 90% of teachers would recommend Edventure More’s Summer Camps to parents as a way to combat summer learning loss
More See what Teachers said about our School Year Programs

What an engaging After School Program for all ages! Our K through 5th graders loved it and we loved the communication between your staff and our parents and administration!
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–After School Enrichment Coordinator, Montclair Elementary, Alameda

Thank you so much for what you all are doing at Barron Park. We are so grateful to have Edventure More, Stephan is AMAZING!”
-Parent, Barron Park Elementary, Palo Alto

My child and I look forward to taking another Edventure More program next school year.”
-Parent, Brooksin Elementary, San Jose

Thank you!!! Mia LOVES this after school class, she always learns something new and she comes home with excitement and new vocabulary!!”
–Parent, Montclair Elementary, Alameda

Edventure More’s enthusiasm and energy in making all aspects of science fun is commendable. Whether it’s hands-on science for younger grades and exploring the properties of matter, magnets or machines, or a class that jets off to explore Space; Edventure More gets kids inspired by science and keeps each class exciting and new.  I am confident that Edventure More will continue to be a core After School Enrichment partner for many years to come.”
–After School Enrichment Coordinator, Woodside Elementary, Woodside

Great. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and very effective. I had a great time watching and learning.”
–Denman Elementary Teacher, San Francisco

Blaine was a wonderful presenter. This was a great extension to our Foss air + weather unit. We would love to have Blaine back every year! Thank you!”
–Palo Verde Elementary School Teacher, Palo Alto

The presentation was interactive and the students enjoyed making fog and wind. The students would recommend it to others!”
–Coleman Elementary School Teacher, San Rafael

Great work, the kids have a SOLID understanding [of the three states of matter]!”
–Amelia Earhart Elementary School

Melissa was so sweet. Great classroom management. Concept was awesome. ”
–Edna Maguire Elementary Teacher, Mill Valley

Excellent Science Experience – great use of science vocabulary.”
–Franklin Elementary School Teacher, Alameda

Jill did an outstanding job teaching the five sense in a fun, motivating and engaging way. All kids learned, had fun and were involved, anxiously anticipating the next activity. Thank you Jill!”
–Neil Cummins Elementary Teacher, Corte Madera

We had a fabulous time today! You classroom management ideas were creative and effective. Thank you for ‘rocking the vibe’ in room 16!”
–Reed Elementary Teacher, Tiburon

Danny was very engaging! The children loved his presentation and learned a lot from him. The presentation was an excellent supplement to our electricity unit. Very age appropriate.”
–Rooftop Elementary Teacher, San Francisco

Danny’s energy was wonderful for the kids. It was refreshing to see. He motivated me, as a teacher, to keep up my enthusiasm while I teach.”
–Cabrillo Elementary Teacher, Fremont

More Schools who have participated in Edventure More After School Programs

Alameda Elementary
Alta Vista Elementary
Argonne Alternative
Booksin Elementary
DeVargas Elementary
Helios New School
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Marin Country Day
Montclair Elementary
Nea Community Learning Center School
Rooftop Elementary
Rheem Elementary
St. Anselms
St. Hilary School
Vista Grande Elementary
Woodside Elementary

Ready to GET MORE?

Contact us at 415.282.MORE (6673) or outreach@edventuremore.org to create a custom enrichment service. We look forward to making this year one full of curiosity, kindness and confidence!