Camps and After School Programs

After School Classes at the Great Lakes Research Center

January 20 – February 28  , 2020, 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 Spy Camp!  Tuesdays 4:00 -5:30

Kids become secret agents in this hands-on series of STEM inspired activities. Write secret messages with invisible ink, match fingerprints, decipher codes and build a “laser beam” obstacle course!

Gr. 3-5 It’s Snow Interesting: The Science of Snow Mondays 4:00 – 5:30

Students will explore what makes the winter wonderland around us, with activities in the classroom and outdoors. Young scientists will learn what it takes to make a snowflake, if there really are no two alike, what causes avalanches and how people and animals survive in extreme cold. Students should be prepared to go outside to retrieve snow samples and participate in winter activities.

Gr. 6-8  Investigating Chemistry     Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30

Find out how cabbage can be used to measure the pH (acidity) of liquids. Explore density by making secret formulas, solving puzzling scenarios, and a liquid-layering challenge. Figure out where the pollution in groundwater is coming from, and use chromatography to solve the mystery of the missing fish!

Cost:Gr. $95 /student

Pay by credit card by clicking this link:  Payments

Register online:  2020 Winter Registration  by Mon., Jan. 17th

(Your space is not reserved until payment has been received. Minimum of 10.)

Questions?  Call 487-3341 or email:

Houghton Elementary School bus will drop off students at the GLRC by 3:45 pm. Transportation from Houghton Elementary will be provided by Lamers at no additional cost!