The camps offer elementary school students aged 9 to 12 a chance to build, program and remotely control Lego robots while learning vital science, technology, engineering and math skills in a fun, hands-on way.
“Everyone loves building Lego but these camps add a new element of programming,” said Naomi Tabata, manager of NIC’s Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation (CARTI).
“Programming is an essential component to BC’s new curriculum and gives students the foundational skills and affinity to work in the rapidly growing technology sector.”
The camps are scheduled to run across the region. They include:
- Port Hardy: July 3 – 6
- Campbell River: July 9-14, July 16-20 (limited space)
- Port Alberni: July 23 – 27
- Gold River: July 30 – Aug 3
- Ucluelet: Aug 7 – 10
- Comox Valley: Aug 13-17, Aug 20-24 (sold out)
All camps run from 9 am to 3 pm and robotics experience is not required.
For more information on the camps, including a video, full schedule and registration information, visit www.nic.bc.ca/life-at-nic/applied-research-innovation/projects/robotics/ or call April Whalen at NIC’s Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation at 1-800-715-0914.