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Girls Applied Science and Engineering Club

Grades 2 - 4

Calling all psyched about science girls! Need something fantastic to do on your Saturdays from 9am - 12pm? This is the place for you! Learn about science, engineering, and technology in a super fun, all-girl, environment. Instructors will lead you through several exciting sessions of hands-on projects that will leave you craving more science! This club is a great way for your child to interact with other girls while meeting multiple curricular requirements in STEM for Grades 2 - 4. Get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!

Kids Applied Science and Engineering Club

Grades 3 - 5

Calling all psyched about science kids! Need something fantastic to do on your Saturdays from 1pm - 4pm? This is the place for you! Learn about science, engineering, and technology in a super fun, environment. Instructors will lead you through several exciting sessions of hands-on projects that will leave you craving more science! This club is a great way for your child to interact with other kids while meeting multiple curricular requirements in STEM for Grades 3 - 5. Get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!

Coding Minds - Minecraft Club

Grades 4 - 6

Is your child looking to optimize their performance in coding? If you are new to Minecraft®, this club will be perfect to get you into this wonderful open world. Kids will have the opportunity to become innovative coders and explore the foundations of digital literacy, coding and programming. They will learn to develop their understanding of logic, computational thinking and universal coding languages in Minecraft®. We will focus on everything from modding the game to learning about redstone circuits and beyond. Join us to dive deeper into the world of Minecraft®!

Minecraft® is a registered trademark and does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Coding Minds Club

Grades 3 - 5

Is your child looking to optimize their performance in coding? Students will have the opportunity to become innovative coders and explore the foundations of digital literacy, coding and programming. They will learn to develop their understanding of logic, computational thinking, artificial intelligence and universal coding languages. Students will dive into programs like Scratch Jr. developed by MIT Media Lab to code their own game, TinkerCAD to develop their understanding of 3D printing principles and Minecraft to enhance their problem solving skills by creating their own automated landscape. Join us to help kick-start your programming career!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Minecraft® is a registered trademark and does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Gaming Minds Cup

Grades 4 - 6

Are you looking to break onto the local gaming scene and see how your skills stack up against other competitors? Minds in Motion would like to present the Gaming Minds Cup eSports Tournament! This tournament will give players the ability to showcase their talents over the course of four weeks. Featuring some of gaming's best titles in Mario Kart 8™ and Super Smash Bro Ultimate™ on Nintendo Switch ™ and Minecraft™ and Fortnite™ in our Computer Laboratory! The tournament's top gamer of each game will be awarded a prize at the end of the journey! The Gaming Minds Cup will take place in a safe and secure environment monitored by University of Calgary staff. Join us and improve your gaming skills, meet new friends and experience the glory of defeating your competitors!

Nintendo Switch™, Epic Games® and Microsoft® are registered trademarks which do not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Guided Gaming

Minds in Motion is providing a new, supervised gaming experience for youth in Grades 4 - 8. In this controlled online environment, kids can just be kids and have fun in a safe space where an instructor will provide baseline instruction and demonstrations for up and coming online games. In this time of isolation, it's important to continue to build connections with one another. Join our community of gamers where kids work collaboratively to overcome obstacles, get creative, achieve goals and learn new skills all in a safe and controlled gaming environment. Tech literacy is an essential skill in our world today. Guided Gaming fosters an environment that builds confidence and familiarity with a variety of technology. Kids will develop gamer lingo, keyboarding skills and learn the gaming code of conduct all while socializing with their peers.

The Schulich Community Robotics Program

The Schulich Community Robotics Program (SCRP) is managed by Minds in Motion and the University of Calgary Robotics Association (UCRA). We coach FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams, mentor an all-girls FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, deliver low-cost robotics and programming workshops for kids 5-17 years old, and are active in the local robotics community. All of our programs and events are 100% designed, planned, and delivered by volunteers thanks to the fantastic in-kind support from our amazing partners!

Virtual Coding Minds - Minecraft Spring Break Camp

Grades 4 - 6

Is your child looking to optimize their performance in coding? If you are new to Minecraft®, this online camp will be perfect to get you into this wonderful open world. Kids will have the opportunity to become innovative coders and explore the foundations of digital literacy, coding and programming in an online environment. They will learn to develop their understanding of logic, computational thinking and universal coding languages in Minecraft®. We will focus on everything from modding the game to learning about redstone circuits and beyond to create your own automated farming systems. Join us virtually this spring break to dive deeper into the world of Minecraft®!

Minecraft® is a registered trademark and does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Virtual Early Minds Club

Grades 1 - 2

Need something fantastic to do on your Saturdays from 9am - 12pm? Start discovering science in everything around you in this virtual club! Students in Grades 1 and 2 will explore and investigate the exciting world of STEM through games, stories and experiments that meet the curricular requirements for their grades. Instructors will lead you through several exciting sessions of hands-on projects that will leave you craving more science! This online club is a great way for your child to interact with other kids in a virtual setting while meeting those curricular requirements in STEM. Materials will be provided via curbside pick-up. Get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!