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Elementary School BSA Offerings 2024

Elementary School Offerings (open to 1st-6th grade students) 

Eligibility:  

Students entering 1st grade in Fall 2024 and students entering 7th grade in Spring 2023 are eligible to attend elementary academies!  

*Please note grades after Academy titles!


Nature Trail Academy (1st – 3rd Grade) 

Cost: $60 

Available Seats: 24 

July 8th – July 9th, 2024 (2-days, M/T) or July 22nd - 23rd, 2024 (2-days, M/T)

The Nature Trail Academy introduces early learners to the natural sciences. Students will learn about the plant life cycle, plant parts, seed dispersal, and capillary action. The Nature Trail Academy merges science with art by incorporating nature hunts and plant collections to aid in the extraction of plant pigments! Students will learn to make their own art using natural watercolor paint, and by creating nature impressions! 

 

*This academy is offered twice. Do not register for this academy more than once! 


Storybook Engineering (1st – 3rd Grade) 

Cost: $60 

Available Seats: 24 

July 15th – July 16th, 2024 (2-days, M/T) or July 29th - July 30th, 2024 (2-days, M/T)

This Storybook Engineering Academy is a play-based academy focused on learning the basics of engineering through storytelling! Students will engage with specific age-appropriate storybooks that merge engineering with topics such as resilience, re-designing, inventing with empathy, biomimicry, and material selection. 

 

*This academy is offered twice. Do not register for this academy more than once! 


Weather Discovery Lab (4th – 6th Grade) 

Cost: $150 

Available Seats: 24 

June 24th – June 28th, 2024 

In the Weather Discover Lab, students will explore the water cycle, temperature, weather, climate, and even the earth’s atmosphere! This academy will also explore earth ecosystems, and solar systems! Students will end this comprehensive academy learning how to take steps to help reduce their environmental impact to help address climate change! 


Young Engineers Toolbox Academies (4th - 6th Grades) 

The Young Engineers Toolbox Academies are a selection of 2-day academies that offer different focuses within the field of engineering and invention! Students can be registered for multiple academies in the Young Engineers Toolbox. Each academy offers a different focus.  

 

Young Engineers Toolbox: Mechanical Engineering Academy 

Cost: $60 

Available Seats: 24 

July 10th - July 11th, 2024 (2-days, W/TH) 

Academy Description: Young Engineers Toolbox Academy will introduce students to mechanical engineering by designing and building various machines using the engineering and design process. In this two-day academy, students will engage with levers, pulleys, wheels, and gears! 

 

Young Engineers Toolbox: Energy and Materials Academy 

Cost: $60 

Available Seats: 24 

July 17th – July 18th, 2024 (2-days, W/TH) 

Academy Description:  This Young Engineers Toolbox academy introduces students to materials, properties, strengths, friction, and the basics of energy. Young engineers will use the engineering and design process to learn about simple and parallel circuits, build their art robots, and experiment with various materials to assess strength! 

 

Young Engineers Toolbox: Aerospace and Robotics Academy 

Cost: $60 

Available Seats: 24 

July 24th – July 25th, 2024 (2-days, W/TH) 

Academy Description: In this Young Engineers Toolbox Academy, students will learn about aerospace and robotics engineering. Students will take a hands-on approach to learn about concepts including aerodynamics, engines, and sensors while applying the engineering and design process!  

 

Young Engineers: Scribble Academy 

Cost: $60 

Available Seats: 24 

July 31st – Aug. 1st, 2024 (2-days, W/TH) 

Academy Description: In this Toolbox academy, your young engineers will be immersed in the world of scribbling! They will scribble their ideas and designs on paper, to solve problems by inventing solutions, building their creations, and testing them! This academy is designed to be imaginative, play-based FUN!