Riverfront River Rangers
The formerly titled Young Naturalist Series (YNS) has incorporated STEM into the programming and renamed River Rangers. Rangers (ages 5-12) are invited to an hour of fascinating outdoor learning of STEM on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays and Nature on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays. Each program is FREE, however, space is limited to 25 children, so pre-registration is required. To register, email your childs name(s) and the class title to Benjamin.DiGregory@cityoffortwayne.org. The registration deadlines are the Wednesday prior to each class.
Slime vs. Oobleck
June 2, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Get ready to get messy, River Rangers! We will be making and learning the different properties of slime and oobleck. Take home your experiments and earn a STEM badge.
River Scavenger Hunt
June 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Our river habitat is teeming with life just waiting to be explored! Learn about the different parts of a river habitat, and then go on a scavenger hunt to earn a YNS badge. What will you discover?
Engineering a Zipline
June 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Bring your favorite doll or action figure to transport them using ziplines and catapults. River Rangers will be engineering both systems to learn about the different ways to move heavy items. Successfully transport your toy to earn a STEM badge.
June 23, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
River Rangers will be as bustling as a beaver in this class! Not only will you learn about the busy life of a beaver, you will create a beaver dam, search for signs of beavers, and play beaver-themed games. Dont forget to collect a YNS badge!
Boats, Planes, & Automobiles
July 7, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Build, float, soar, and roll in this class about methods of modern transportation. River Rangers will be hypothesizing and experimenting to earn a STEM badge.
July 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Ready for an adventure? Go on a treasure hunt, learn to use a compass, and make your own map during our explorer training. Discover the secrets of the park and earn a YNS badge.
July 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Are you up for the Lego build challenge? River Rangers will be tasked to build various STEM projects with the blocks provided. Challenge accepted? Earn a STEM badge and take home the Legos.
July 28, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Whats all the buzz over these prime pollinators? We are excited to partner with Glenns Natural Honey to look at a real hive, taste sweet honey, and learn what makes bees so important. Bees will be securely contained. Come collect a YNS badge.
Motion & Friction
August 4, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
How do different materials and angles affect the speed of our toy car? Make your move to earn a STEM badge.
August 11, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Discover the amazing world of bugs! Your adventure will include a bug hunt and crafting your own insect. Construct a bug hotel to earn a YNS badge.
August 18, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
River Rangers will get a boost on the understanding of gravity and construction by building a marble maze. Do a-MAZE-ing work to earn a STEM badge!
August 25, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Become a Weather Ranger! We forecast a lesson on weather, meteorology, and extreme storms. Plus, theres a 100% chance of games and weather experiments. Have some sky-high fun and earn a YNS badge!
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