After School Programs

After School Classes at the Great Lakes Research Center


Srping 2018 Classes now Open for Registration

March 19 – May 4, 2018, 6 sessions ~ 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Hands-on explorations for Gr. 1-2, Gr. 3-5 and Gr. 6-8 students taught by Michigan Tech science & engineering students and staff


Gr. 1-2 Engineering Challenges on Mondays

Engineering is hands on and fun for youngsters, as they design and build all kinds of objects and structures, from roller coasters to a chair that will hold their own weight, to the best way to assemble a Big Mac!

Gr. 3-5  The Science of Food! The chemistry & biology of what we eat on Tuesdays

 Come learn how rockets achieve lift and steer while designing and testing your very own rockets! Students will explore the physics of lift propulsion and design their own non combustible powered rockets each week.

Gr. 6-8 An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Mondays 

Students collect data using technology, then use computers to solve real world problems and make maps to visually represent their data. Find our how GIS is used and create a webmap for a webpage! This fast growing technology is used in many career fields. Returning students will be challenged with new problems to solve and new applications of their skills.

Grades 6-8    Marvelous Minerals on  Wednesdays

Explore the world class A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum and discover the stunning properties of minerals through chemistry and art. Make connections of how minerals are essential for science and industry and a part of our everyday lives. Discover spectacular Keweenaw minerals!

Cost:Gr. 1-5 $75/student. Gr.6-8 $90/student Click here to register!