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PROGRAMS & ONE TIME EVENTS

West Oak Lane Library: LEAP Science Club

Saturday, May 27 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

West Oak Lane Library
2000 E Washington Lane (74th Ave & Washington Lane)
Philadelphia, PA 19138

Hands-on experiments, watch science programs, build telescopes, and more. LEAP Science Club meets every Saturday until mid-June.

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Philly Robotics Expo 2017

Tuesday, May 30 from 9:00am – 3:30pm

Singh Nanotechnology Center
3205 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

You don’t have to be a science geek to have a blast playing with real robots and learning from local business people, engineers and students who are transforming science fiction into science reality! Kids, parents and professionals can all be a part of this exciting look into Philadelphia robotics. Children of all ages are invited to attend our hands-on workshops on topics ranging from autonomous programming to real robot driving lessons.

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David Cohen Ogontz Library: Preschool Science Exploration Series

Thursday, June 1 at 10:30am

David Cohen Ogontz Library
6017 Ogontz Avenue (Church Lane & Ogontz Ave.)
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Science for the First Time on First Thursdays: Preschoolers explore basic science concepts and ideas with hands-on, interactive experiments. For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

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TechGirlz: What’s Inside A Computer?

Saturday, June 3 from 10:00am – 12:30pm

Webjunto
1040 North 2nd Street
Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Have you ever wondered what your computer’s memory looks like? Or what a CPU looks like? Come explore the inside of a computer with TechGirlz! The girls will use screwdrivers to open up our computers and check out “the guts.” They will learn which parts are replaceable, which are most fragile, and which need to be cleaned. Work to see if you can put the computer back together again! This workshop is for 6th,7th, and 8th grade girls.

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Bartram’s Garden River Fest

Saturday, June 3 from 11:00am – 3:00pm

5400 Lindbergh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Celebrate the tidal Schuylkill River with on-the-water fun for the whole family!

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Wagner Free Institute of Science: A Sip of Science Benefit Cocktail Party

Saturday, June 3 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm

1700 West Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

An evening of cocktails and camaraderie in honor of Gerianne Tringali DiPiano, a groundbreaking pioneer in women’s health care. A Sip of Science, the Wagner’s signature fundraising event will extend from the museum into their manicured teaching garden.

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Paschalville Library: Wooden Block Party

Saturday, June 10 at 10:30am

Paschalville Library
6942 Woodland Avenue (70th St. & Woodland Ave.)
Philadelphia, PA 19142

Young children and their parents are invited to attend this creative play session featuring wooden blocks.

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TechGirlz: Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

Saturday, June 10 from 10:00am – 4:00pm

RevZilla
4020 South 26th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112

Are you interested in learning how to code website from scratch? In this workshop, we will learn HTML & CSS to design and build websites using CodePen. After, students will be able to publish their sites online with BitBalloon! They will also be able to access these tools from home to continue learning!

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TechGirlz: Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

Saturday, June 10 from 10:30am – 1:30pm

The New York Code + Design Academy
1601 Cherry Street, 8th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

This workshop is for girls in 6th-8th grade who want to learn how to code and create their own website. They’ll be taught HTML/CSS by two former alumni of the New York Code and Design Academy. In the classroom next door, there will also be a free HTML workshop for adults.

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Young Innovators Fair

Saturday, June 10 at 10:00am – Sunday, June 11 at 5:00pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math innovators, ages 5-18, will be inspired by mind-blowing exhibits, hands-on attractions, and live entertainment across ten STEAM-inspired Innovation Worlds.

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iPraxis: iFunction 2017

Tuesday, June 27

University of the Sciences
McNeil Science and Technology Center
Astra Zeneca Auditorium
723 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

iFunction is iPraxis’ annual award celebration to be held at the University of the Sciences to honor Philadelphia middle school students who placed in their school-based, city-wide, and tri-state science fairs.

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SUMMER CAMPS

Camp CodeIT

Saturday, June 3 – Sunday June 4 & Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Huntsman Hall
Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania)
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Middle school girls (grades 5-8) in the Philadelphia School District will build projects through fun, interactive, and hands-on activities using the Arduino microprocessor, visit the Franklin Institute, and meet IT professionals and leaders in the tech industry.

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Esperanza College: Immersion Science Camp

Monday, June 26 at 9:00am – Friday, June 30 at 1:00pm

Esperanza College
4261 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

One week of fun and science at FlyLab hosted by Esperanza College and Fox Chase Cancer Center and become a member of the STEM-Gen!

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Camp Invention

June – August. Various locations in the Philadelphia area.

Camp Invention is one week in the summer where your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways.

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Science Explorers Summer Camps

June – August

Science Explorers week-long science camps are day camps offered at elementary schools, colleges and universities, museums, libraries, botanical gardens and parks & recreation departments throughout PA, NJ, DE, and MD. Their exciting, hands-on approach to science provides children the unique opportunity to conduct exciting and engaging experiments and activities.

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Engineering for Kids: 2017 Summer Camps

June – August. Various locations in the Philadelphia area.

Engineering For Kids offers fun, hands-on learning for children ages 4 to 14. Activities range from building rockets and roller coasters to making foam and flub to programming video games and robots.

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iD Tech: Summer Technology Camps

June – August. Camps take place at various universities throughout the Philadelphia area.

Choose from courses in game design, web design, coding, programming in Java and C++, Minecraft modding, filmmaking, robotics, photography, and more.

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Penn Engineering: Summer Programs

June – August

The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers summer classes for undergraduate and graduate students, international undergraduates, middle and high school students.

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Digital Media Academy (DMA): Tech Camps & STEM Courses

June – August. Camps take place at Bryn Mawr College & University of Pennsylvania.

DMA instructors and curriculum developers include industry professionals and outstanding technology educators, with a driving passion for inspiring, teaching, and mentoring.

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Penn Summer High School Programs

June – August

Penn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Explore Penn’s historic campus, engage with leading faculty and build intellectual connections within accelerated two, three or six week Penn Summer High School Programs.

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Independence Seaport Museum: Seaport Summer Camps

June – August

211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Learn all about history, science and how to row or kayak on the Delaware River. Perfect for ages 6-12, Seaport Summer Camp in Philadelphia features full days of activities and exploration on the water.

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Temple University Ambler Campus: Summer Education Camps

June – August

Temple University Ambler Campus
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002

Temple Ambler has been offering Summer Education Camps for more than 25 years at their suburban campus. Camps are available for kids, tweens, and teens between the ages of 8 and 17. Most camps are one-week, full-day camps that run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., although some shorter camp and longer camps sessions are also available.

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The Franklin Institute: Discovery Camp

June – September

222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Summer camp activities include games, science projects, museum exploration, theater shows, workshops, presentations by local scientists, and more.

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Temple University College of Science and Technology: STEM-UP

Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday August 3. Meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays only.

Temple University
1801 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

STEM-UP is a 4-week program for rising 9th & 10th grade students.  The program consists of four main modules: Math Concepts, Real World Science, Science Literacy, and Applied STEM.  This program is funded in part by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division and is held on Temple University’s Main Campus in the Summer and has followup programming throughout the academic year.

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Drexel Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute

July – August

Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Explore materials science and engineering while learning about nanotechonology and sustainability during a week-long Summer Institute.

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TechGirlz Summer Camp: Programming & Engineering – Building a Robot with Arduino

Monday, July 10 at 9:00am – Friday, July 14 at 3:00pm

Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19085

TechGirlz Summer Camp takes girls from ages 12-15 through the process of programming and building an Arduino vehicle. The girls will learn programming, basic electronics and engineering using the Arduino microcontroller.

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Temple University & Fox Chase Cancer Center: The Teen Research Initiative Program (Grades 11-12)

Tuesday, July 11 – Thursday, August 8. Meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays only.

Temple University
Science Education Research Center (SERC)
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

TRIP is a rigorous lab-based course for high school students who are motivated to explore their interests in science and medicine.

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Drexel BIOMED Summer Academy

Session 1 is from Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14. Session 2 is from Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21.

The BIOMED Summer Academy is a 1-week program at Drexel University that provides high school students with an insight into the exciting field of Biomedical Engineering.

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