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.

Under the Microscope
Ages 5–7
Guess what we discover under the microscope? Together we will explore a whole new world of learning and excitement. Using the computer and a child-friendly digital microscope, students will explore the concepts of magnification, science, nature study & digital editing.
Computer Explorers, Instructor
Prairie Lakes, Mountain View 3
Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30p, 9/25–10/16
R: $68/NR: $85  #255307-1

Digital Cartoon Workshop
Ages 8–12
Transfer yourself into a 2-dimensional cartoon! You & your partner will create a ‘toon in your own images and then create a cartoon strip featuring custom backgrounds, speech bubbles, wacky ‘toons, and special effects. As animators, directors and producers, you’ll make your cartoon adventure come alive.
Computer Explorers, Instructor
Prairie Lakes, Mountain View 3
Tuesdays, 5:30–6:45p, 10/23–11/13
R: $85/NR: $106 #255308-1

Ages 7–12
Students work in teams using LEGO® simple machine kits to learn about structures and forces, levers, wheels and axles, pulleys and gears! Then, they will bring their machines to life while exploring motors and energy.
Computer Explorers, Instructor
Rosemont Park District
Tuesdays, 5:30–6:45p, 11/27–12/18
R: $68/NR: $85  #255309-1