Self-Reliance Offers Summer STEAM Workshops for Kids

Cooking, metal forging, building bird/bat houses and more...

Self Reliance is offering several STEAM-oriented programs for children this summer.

In their own words:

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math…everything around us can be seen through these lenses. Self-Reliance offers a variety of engaging programs that expose children ages 8 through 13 to the interconnectedness of these topics.

We strive to have kids learn by doing and discuss the ways they see science, art, engineering, technology and math manifesting in the activities. We know that kids love to build things, use their imaginations, explore with mediums, observe, collaborate and play as children should in order to enhance their learning.

Cooking Around the World

9:30 am til 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, July 10 – 13, 2017.

For kids ages 9 to 13

Science, technology, math and art come into play in this fun four day class. We will be picking basic staples from around the world to cook and taste testing lots of new and exciting things!

Limited space, so please register early.  Please bring your lunch the first day.

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Metal Forging

July 24 & 25th

Cost: $150

This two-day workshop will enable participants to have hands-on experience working with an anvil and forge to hammer and shape their own knife or metal tool with expert metal smiths. Kids will learn how to polish and file the metal as well as make unique wooden handle and sheath to put their instrument in.  Students will learn about the chemistry and physics principles of forging metal.

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Build Birds & Bat Houses!

July 26th & 27th

Cost: $115

In this two-day workshop, students will learn about the cool birds and bats we have in our region and the environmental benefits they provide as well as learn about the stressors they experience in our changing climate.  We will build bird and bat houses and kids will get to use basic woodworking tools for the construction of their houses.

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Cooking Up Fun for Kids!
Menu Planning & Cooking Using Many Local Ingredients.

August 7-10th

Cost: $225 per 4-day session

Science, technology, math and art come into play in these fun 4-day classes.  The August session will focus on creating complete meals and tea time snacks.

We will also look at what can we make from local foods, what is the difference in organic and non-organic, where does our food come from? What is practical for us to grow, what makes food taste good, how to choose a recipe and how do we make it? Family will be welcomed to share one meal the students create. We will be evaluating the pantry, making a shopping list, knowing how much things cost, budgeting and making the magic happen in the kitchen.

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Get Creative!

August 21–24

Cost: $225

In this exciting session, we will be making a lot of neat things with our hands! We will offer kids the
opportunity to create projects using methods including sewing, knitting, batik, woodworking, sculpting with c lay and more. You might not think that these sorts of things are related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, but you will seehow interwoven these topics come into play and how fun they are to create.

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