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Register Now for STEM Summer Camps at the Fab Lab in Sarasota

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Engineering camper Zaylon uses the lab’s laser cutter to customize a project.

The Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab is delighted to announce registration is now open for its 2021 summer camp program. Fab Lab summer camps connect students in grades 2-8 to experiential learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through immersive weeklong sessions in subject areas such as engineering, chemistry, coding & game design, robotics, mathematics, and more. Campers build new skills through collaborative lessons and the use of state-of-the-art machines available at the Fab Lab, including laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, and more.

Summer Camp Explorations

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Robotics camper Joanna beams with pride after building her own robot!
  • “Explorers” camps for second and third-grade students allow young children the opportunity to discover new interests through purposeful play and exploration in areas like Chemistry, Engineering and Robotics.
  • “STEAM Squad” camps provide fourth and fifth-grade students with an opportunity to learn about Chemistry, Coding, Engineering and Robotics through fun hands-on challenges and the creation of take-home projects using lab equipment.
  • “Middle School Masterclasses” are designed to prepare sixth to eighth-grade students for high school and beyond through a leveled-up adventure into areas like Brainbenders Math, Coding & Game Design and Engineering with Robotics.

Weeklong sessions are $200 and run Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, June 21-July 30. Registration fee includes all supplies and take-home projects. Camps sell out every year, so interested families should register as soon as possible. To register, view the full schedule of camps, and learn more about camp policies, visit the website.

Fab Lab Summer Camps Unique Options

“My son loved that the teachers were ‘kids’ also and felt a true connection with the counselors,” shared one 2020 summer camp parent. “It was the camp my son had the most fun at, and he was sad counting down the days until it was over.”

Unique to the Fab Lab, summer camps are developed and led by high school students participating in the organization’s education leadership program. From camp curriculum development to project prototyping to camp instruction, all aspects are managed by student instructors with support and oversight by Fab Lab staff and education specialists. The Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab believes strongly in the power of the peer learning model as a tool to enhance interest and understanding of educational material and build meaningful connections between campers and instructors.

About the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab

The Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded with the mission to inspire and support tomorrow’s innovators through experiential learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Through its fabrication lab and innovative programs, the Suncoast Science Center encourages people of all ages to explore ideas, build skills and confidence, and become lifelong learners. To learn more, visit the website or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Photos courtesy of Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab

Photo Captions Main Picture: Chemistry campers show off their science slime!

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