@Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

339 Daniel Zenker Drive, Big Flats

Please note: All Wings of Eagles Discovery Center courses are $50 per child. A limited number of scholarships are available for children who qualify. Please call 607-738-3054 for more information.

To register for courses at the Wings of Eagles, please go to www.wingsofeagles.com.

Grades K-2

Science Explorer's Camp

Are you curious about how things work? You can use your own imagination and creativity during this week using LEGO's Simple Machines and other hands-on activities. Come explore with us!

Maker Space Tot

Come to our maker space and explore hands-on crafts, sewing, 3D printing, LEGOs, programming and robotics. This session will focus on making with our little learners in grades K-2.

Grades 3-4

Marvelous Machines

Did you know that you were born an engineer? Do you like to build things, take them apart and figure out how they work? This program gives you a chance to design, create and improve the things that you engineer. This program is designed by the Boston Museum of Science and includes many hands-on experiments and activities. Such fun!

Engineering: Make it Happen

Engineer and make it happen! Students will take a look at different projects and engineer solutions. These 100 percent hands-on activities will provide students with the time to not only to design but create different challenges.

Grades 4-8

Fun With Science

Household products are curiously inspiring. With a splash of food coloring and a teaspoon each of liquid starch and glue, we can concoct an elastic, slimy glob technically known as a "non-Newtonian fluid." We even make our own bubble gum! Come out and enjoy our course in the hands on and edible.

Mars Base Eagle

Did you know that we are projected to have a man on Mars by 2040? Learn about Mars and experience how we will colonize the planet in the near future. Hands-on fun and take home projects.

RCX Robotics

RCX Robotics are an earlier generation of the NXT Mindstorm Robotics. RCX is a team activity designed to strengthen students' teamwork skills, communication skills, computer programming and problem solving skills. Your robot can use simple math commands to achieve these tasks. Failure is actually encouraged in RCX. Remember, if Thomas Edison had not failed thousands of times, we wouldn't have the light bulb today. Therefore, as your students fail, they are actually learning and one day will succeed.

Maker Space

Come to our maker space and explore hands-on crafts, sewing, 3D printing, LEGOs, programming and robotics.

Grades 5-8

Aviation

Hop into the pilot seat, take the controls and learn the basics of aviation. We will build airplanes and learn using actual flight simulators. This non-stop action is great for students who love video games and science.

NXT Mindstorm Robotics


(This is an advanced class - MUST have completed a program either at Wings of Eagles or in your school)
Do you love the Disney/Pixar movie WALL•E? Do you like to build things using LEGOs? Have you ever thought about programming your own robot? If you answered "yes" to these questions, our LEGO Robotics course is for you! This introductory course introduces students to the basics of NXT LEGO Robotics. Students will work in teams to design, build and program their own robots. Students will be involved with programming their robots through several challenges.

Rocketry

Rockets are the oldest form of self-contained vehicles in existence. Early rockets were in use more than two thousand years ago. Through a long and exciting history, rockets have evolved from simple tubes filled with black powder into mighty vehicles capable of launching a spacecraft out into the galaxy. Few experiences can compare with the excitement and thrill of watching a rocket-powered vehicle, such as the Space Shuttle, thunder into space. Dreams of rocket flight to distant worlds fire the imagination of both children and adults. Come to Wings of Eagles and learn the science behind rockets. Be ready to build and fly your very own rocket.

Science on a Sphere

Wings of Eagles is the only local attraction with a Science on a Sphere. We can project more than 1,000 different data sets and images on this huge globe. Come learn how to operate this amazing device. Become a volunteer Science on a Sphere docent. Lots of hands-on activities are offered during this fun-filled week.

EV3 Mindstorms

Come and experience the newest addition to the LEGO team of robots. This newer system allows students to engineer and design brand new builds and increase their programing skills. If they like NXT, they will love EV3.

Grades 7-12

Underwater Robotics

Do you like to build robots? Have you ever seen an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle)? Learn how to build an ROV and then see how it works underwater. ROVs are usually used for ocean exploration and research as well as by the gas industry for oil and gas drilling and support. Some are even used for crime scene investigation. ROVs are unoccupied vehicles that can explore a variety of locations in the water and are piloted by someone on shore or on a boat.

VEX Robotics

Do you like to build things that move? Are you fascinated by the Mars Rovers? Have you ever thought about programming your own robot? Students will learn to use Intellitek EasyC and Boot Camp software and will work together using robotics content to strengthen their creative and problem solving skills. These robots are made of metal and definitely are the wave of the future. No prior knowledge necessary.

Program Bridge

Our lunch time program offers students a chance to sign up for a morning and afternoon class in their age range and stay with us for programming at the museum all day. For an additional $25.00, students pack their lunch and get to experience hands-on activities and science demos until the next class starts.

To register for courses at the Wings of Eagles, please go to www.wingsofeagles.com.