After School Programs

Each unique hands-on science or technology program:

  • Offered for 5-weeks or 10-weeks
  • All programs are fully customizable for your school’s needs
  • Led by an enthusiastic presenter
  • Designed in partnership with Bay Area museums
  • Correlates with CA State Standards
  • Cultivates 21st century life skills
  • Designed to inspire curiosity, confidence & kindness

FOR SCHOOLS

Choose from the themed, kid-friendly science programs below that are customizable to your school calendar. A fantastic science instructor will transform any classroom, conference room, or multi-purpose room into an interactive science lab where children expand their knowledge of CA State Standardized science concepts. We bring the materials, do the prep, lead the project & clean up afterwards, all with a smile.

Program Maximum and Minimums: Science: 10 min/20 max

How to Reserve: In the right hand navigation bar go to For Educators–>After School Programs–>Reserve Now OR call 415.282.MORE (6673).

FOR PARENTS

Our After School Programs are reserved by your school and hosted on your school campus in a designated classroom. You can read descriptions of currently offered themes below. Please note that the number of weeks per program are approximations and often vary depending on your school calendar.

How to Register: In the right hand navigation bar go to For Educators–>After School Programs–>Register Now OR call 415.282.MORE (6673).

*If you would like your school to host our After School Programs please contact our School Year Programs Manager at 415.282.MORE (6673) or outreach@edventuremore.org. We can contact your After School Coordinator and reserve an After School Program for your school.

More 2014-2015 After School Science Programs

Incredible Edibles ( ≈ 10 weeks)

Play with your food AND learn with it too!  Sample projects include:

  • Natural Soda - Using the scientific method has never been so delicious. Make a hypothesis, change variables and draw conclusions as you invent your own natural soda flavors!
  • Supertaster - Did you know some people are capable of tasting flavors others can’t? Find out if you’re a “supertaster” when we take an up close look at your taste buds!
  • Magnetic Cereal - Explore the properties of magnetism by playing with your breakfast! Be amazed at what your cereal can attract.
  • Ice cream – We scream for science! Discover the properties of solids, liquids and gases by mixing and freezing your own ice cream.

Critterville ( ≈ 10 weeks)

What are those furry, feathered, crawly things all around you? Find out in this After School Program as you go on a bug hunt, sculpt a bird, or build a flying snake! Sample projects include:

  • Bug Hunts - Use the same equipment entomologists (those are bug scientists) at the California Academy of Sciences use to safely capture bugs and look at them under microscopes. Compare the insects and bugs you capture to exotic species from around the world!
  • A Beak Full – Explore different birds and learn how to identify birds by their beaks. Become a bird for the day and experiment with using various beak styles to eat and drink like a bird!
  • Predator or Prey? - Get face-to-face with a real bear skull and compare the teeth, eyes and jaws to your own. Strap on a pair of funny-looking rabbit goggles to literally “see” what it’s like to have eyes on the side of your head.
  • Freaky Fliers - Squirrels, frogs, snakes and monkeys that fly? We’re not talking about make-believe cartoons, these are real animals that exist! Watch how they do it and test build a special glider to mimic the way they fly.

Eco-Explorers ( ≈ 10 weeks)

Explore the relationship between earth, plants and humans in this After School Program!  Sample projects may include:

  • Terrariums – Get to know plants up close and personal by making a lovely terrarium. We’ll examine how plants use soil and water, and we’ll even fill our terrariums with some sculpted creatures!
  • Rain Machine - Discover how water changes states high in the sky and becomes rain by making an amazing rain machine. We’ll observe the way rain falls and maybe even have a rain tasting!
  • Dirt & Decomposition – Uncover the science of soil! We’ll observe how the process of decomposition creates new dirt, and explore the ingredients in soil by making (and eating) mud pies!
  • Seed Suitcases – We’ll learn about the ingredients that seeds need to germinate while making super seed suitcases! These little balls can be tossed outside just about anywhere to grow beautiful flowers.

City Builders ( ≈ 10 weeks),  Spring / Winter ONLY

Explore a variety of new and old world structures in this engineering focused After School Program!  Curriculum is being developed for a Spring start!  Projects may include:

  • Bridge Builders – Explore the history and physics of the bridges of the Bay Area and build your own bridge! We’ll even test how well our bridges work by adding weights and creating earthquakes!
  • Other projects may include building and exploring Catapults, Skyscrapers, or Cable Cars

FOR SCHOOLS

Choose from any themed, kid-friendly technology programs listed below. Each are customizable to your school calendar. A fantastic technology instructor will transform any classroom or computer lab into an interactive state of the art design or film studio where children learn hands-on 21st century life skills. We bring DSLR cameras, video cameras, microphones, tripods & software to your school’s computer lab! The best part is that each student will receive a USB drive to take home all their inspiring work!

Program Maximum and Minimums:

  • Stopmotion Animation: 7 min/15 max students per class
  • Digital Photography: 7 min/10 max students per class


How to Reserve:
 In the right hand navigation bar go to For Schools–>After School Programs–>Reserve Now OR call 415.282.MORE (6673).

FOR PARENTS

Our After School Programs are reserved by your school and hosted on your school campus in a designated classroom. You can read currently offered program descriptions below. Please note that the number of weeks per program are approximations and often vary depending on your school calendar.

How to Register: In the right hand navigation bar go to For Parents–>After School Programs–>Register Now OR call 415.282.MORE (6673).

*If you would like your school to host our After School Programs please contact our School Year Programs Manager at 415.282.MORE (6673) or outreach@edventuremore.org. We can contact your After School Coordinator and reserve an After School Program for your school.

More 2014-2015 After School Technology Programs

Digital Photography ( 5 – 10 weeks)

Participants capture their vision with the eye of a camera! Each student completes a series of digital photography challenges to master the primary functions of an SLR camera and learn the fundamentals of photo editing.  They even design a complete photography exhibit around a central theme, complete with promotional gallery materials, and take home a 2GB flash drive with their exhibit pieces.

Stopmotion Animation ( 5 – 10 weeks)

Students star in their own animation in a process called pixilation, as well as learn how to bring paper and clay to life!  We use your school’s existing computers and our special cameras and software to create short animated movies using the technique of stopmotion. We’ll write scripts, draw storyboards, film scenes, record sound, and edit an amazing final product. Students bring home their finished animation film on a cool wristband USB drive! Featuring activities designed by Edventure More in partnership with the Children’s Creativity Museum.

 

FOR SCHOOLS

Edventure More’s After School Programs (ASP’s) typically last 5 to 10 weeks, are hosted on campus one day per week, and are customizable to your school calendar.  Here’s our term table – let us know what works for your school!

TermLengthDates
FallUp to 14 WeeksSept. 15 – Dec. 17
WinterUp to 8 WeeksJan. 7 – March 6
SpringUp to 10 WeeksMarch 9 – May 15

FOR PARENTS

Please refer to pricing information provided by your school for exact per week cost and length of program.

Science ProgramTechnology Program
Grades: K-1st or 2nd-4thGrades: 2nd-4th or 5th-8th (2nd graders eligible for Animation only)
Duration: 60 minutes, 1/wk, 5-10wkDuration: 90 minutes, 1/wk, 5-10wk
Sample Science Sessions:
  • Critterville
  • Sprout About
  • City Builders
  • Eco-Explorers
Sample Technology Sessions:
  • Digital Photography
  • Stopmotion Animation

    *Use of School Computers Required
Price: Approx. $16/wk per studentPrice: Approx. $18/wk per student

Once an After School Program is booked, coordinators will receive a confirmation email.

Please make note:

  • There are minimum and maximum participant levels for each of our programs.
  • All after school program payments are made through our on-line registration system.
  • We ask for 15 minutes for set up and clean up, both after school and when booking multiple programs for the same day.
  • Materials for promoting programs are available.
More ASP Policies

Program Maximum and Minimums

  • Science: 10 min/20 max students
  • Stopmotion Animation: 7 min/15 max students
  • Digital Photography & Video Game Design: 7 min/10 max students

Payment & Registration

All payments and registrations are completed on-line through our website!  In the right hand navigation bar, families will go to For Parents–>After School Programs–>Register Now OR call 415.282.MORE (6673).

Any additional fees required by the school will be payed directly to your school!

Rosters

A complete roster will be e-mailed to the school contact at least 48 hours before the first session.  Rosters will include student name, parent name, parent phone number, parent e- mail, authorized pick up names, health and emergency information.

Contact Information Usage

Edventure More keeps parent contact information in the strictest confidentiality. We do not share names, e-mail addresses or phone numbers with any outside entities. Communications with parents are solely regarding Edventure More services.

Required Time Before/Between Lessons

Please allow 15 minutes at the end of the school day prior to starting any programs to allow for set up.  We require at least 15 minutes in between programs for take down/set up as well.

Refund Policy

  • Complete refunds less a $20 processing fee are available up until one week prior to your After School Program start date. After that time, refunds will be given but will be issued as a credit that can be applied for future Edventure More After School or Summer Camp Programs.

School Promotion

Edventure More will:

  • Provide digital posters and printed handouts to be distributed to all students and families
  • Promote a “free” trial class to students (paid for by the school at $100)
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In a Survey of Teachers who have participated in our School Year Programs:

  • 88.4% strongly agree that their Edventure More program was a valuable addition to the curriculum
  • 96.8% thought their students were excited and had fun learning during the In Class Program.
  • 90.5% strongly agree the Edventure More staff exhibited good classroom management
  • 96.8% strongly agree that the Edventure More staff was enthusiastic, upbeat and passionate about the materials
  • 96.8% said they would invite Edventure More back to their classroom
  • 95.8% would recommend an Edventure More program to other teachers!
More See what Teachers said about our School Year Programs

Thank you!!! Mia LOVES this after school class, she always learns something new and she comes home with excitement and new vocabulary!!”
–Mother, Montclair Elementary

What an engaging After School Program for all ages! Our K through 5th graders loved it and we loved the communication between your staff and our parents and administration!
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–After School Enrichment Coordinator, Montclair Elementary

Edventure More’s enthusiasm and energy in making all aspects of science fun is commendable. Whether it’s hands-on science for younger grades and exploring the properties of matter, magnets or machines, or a class that jets off to explore Space; Edventure More gets kids inspired by science and keeps each class exciting and new.  I am confident that Edventure More will continue to be a core After School Enrichment partner for many years to come.”
–Enrichment Coordinator, Woodside Elementary

We were delighted with Edventure More’s School Year Programs that we purchased during the 2010-11 school year. Their museum-designed In Class Program (ICP) sessions were both academically challenging and fun — a great fit for our 4th and 5th grade Alameda Students, as well as for academically advanced 2nd grade students. The instructors were not only highly skilled educators, but also were enthusiastic and easily established a rapport with kids at different grade levels. Needless to say, we are hiring Edmo again to deliver their in-depth, multi-session After School Program (ASP) lessons during the 2011-12 school year.”
–Ethan O’Rafferty (Alameda)

Great. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and very effective. I had a great time watching and learning.”
–Denman Elementary School Teacher

Blaine was a wonderful presenter. This was a great extension to our Foss air + weather unit. We would love to have Blaine back every year! Thank you!”
–Palo Verde Elementary School Teacher

The presentation was interactive and the students enjoyed making fog and wind. The students would recommend it to others!”
–Coleman Elementary School Teacher

Great work, the kids have a SOLID understanding [of the three states of matter]!”
–Amelia Earhart Elementary School (Larkspur July 5)

Melissa was so sweet. Great classroom management. Concept was awesome. ”
–Edna Maguire Elementary School Teacher

Excellent Science Experience – great use of science vocabulary.”
–Franklin Elementary School Teacher

Jill did an outstanding job teaching the five sense in a fun, motivating and engaging way. All kids learned, had fun and were involved, anxiously anticipating the next activity. Thank you Jill!”
–Neil Cummins Elementary School Teacher

We had a fabulous time today! You classroom management ideas were creative and effective. Thank you for ‘rocking the vibe’ in room 16!”
–Reed Elementary School Teacher

Danny was very engaging! The children loved his presentation and learned a lot from him. The presentation was an excellent supplement to our electricity unit. Very age appropriate.”
–Rooftop Elementary School Teacher

Danny’s energy was wonderful for the kids. It was refreshing to see. He motivated me, as a teacher, to keep up my enthusiasm while I teach.”
–Cabrillo Elementary School Teacher

More Take a look at schools who have participated in Edventure More After School Programs

Alameda Elementary
Alta Vista Elementary
Argonne Alternative
Booksin Elementary
Helios New School
Marin Country Day
Montclair Elementary
Nea Community Learning Center School
Rooftop Elementary
Rheem Elementary
St. Anselms
St. Hilary School
Vista Grande Elementary
Woodside Elementary

Ready to GET MORE?

Contact us at 415.282.MORE (6673) or outreach@edventuremore.org to create a custom enrichment service. We look forward to making this year one full of curiosity, kindness and confidence!