Des Plaines Park District

Tech Stars—Computer Explorers


Des Plaines Park District offers their community cutting edge STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs with COMPUTER EXPLORERS TechStars.™ These programs are designed around 21st Century Learning, STEM initiatives and Next Generation Science Standards using software, apps and supporting peripherals to fully engage the student with proper instruction for enhancing and extending their academic readiness, develop problem-solving expertise, creativity and to practice team-building.

Cars, Catapults and Bridges
Ages 7–12
This class focuses on teaching the FUNdamentals of engineering as students work in teams using LEGO simple machine kits. Each session will build upon the student’s skill level as they learn about levers, wheels/axles, gears. Projects could include building: drawbridges, cars, amusement park ride, cranes catapults and much more! Join the fun while you explore engineering concepts that you can use at home for your own projects.
Min/Max: 6/12
4 Weeks
Computer Explorers, Instructor
Rosemont Park District, 6140 N. Scott St.
Tuesdays, 6:00–7:15p, 2/18–3/10
R: $85/NR: $106, #455307-1

Microscope Investigation Lab
Ages 4–6
Learn how real scientists make discoveries with this exciting hands on class. We will be exploring everyday items at different magnifications and learn that not everything is as it appears! In addition to discovering what is under the microscope, we will also be learning how to use the microscope’s picture editing software to make our discoveries even more exciting!
Min/Max: 6/12
4 Weeks
Computer Explorers, Instructor
Prairie Lakes Mountain View 3
Tuesdays, 6:00–7:00p, 3/17–4/14*
R: $68/NR: $85, #555307-1
* No Class 3/24

Programming Workshop
Ages 8–12
Do you have a future game designer at home? Dive into the world of programming using block coding to explore the gaming world, working with Scratch. Let your imaginations run wild as we explore animation adventures, comics, games and more.
Min/Max: 6/12
4 Weeks
Computer Explorers, Instructor
Rosemont Park District, 6140 N. Scott St.
Tuesdays, 6:00–7:15p, 421–5/12
R: $85/NR: $106, #555312-1


Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711