Geeking the Sept 2017 school holidays

Here’s the list of school holiday coding and STEM activities that have made their way through my inbox recently:

=> As always the Powerhouse and Sydney Observatory lead the pack with a range of fabulous school holiday courses. The newer ones on space and on connecting Scratch to the real world look especially good. I can’t recommend these activities highly enough. They’re also one of the few places to offer courses designed to appeal to kids into the mid-teens.

=>The always popular Fizzics Education programmes are on all over the place including  Centennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park and a range of vacation care venues.

=>  Professor Plums is running science and robotics workshops on the North Shore during the holidays.

=> The Australian Museum is running a range of holiday activities, including Scientist for a Day. This time there’s a focus on dinosaurs and geology.

=> AIE has workshops for teenagers on animation and game design.

=> Codecamp is running its various coding workshops centered around creating an app – in a range from beginner to experienced. Codecamp has spread from the Eastern suburbs and is now running courses all over the place.

=> The Sydney Programming School have courses for Year 2-4 students running at the Mosman Art Gallery.

=> TechScience has courses in Manly on coding, robotics, electronics, 3D-printing and more good stuff.

=> Code it Yourself has camps at a couple of places around Sydney (scroll down a lot to find the current ones – really poor website).

=> There are RoboCamps out at Macquarie University run by First Australia.

=> PIEX is running courses at Dural, Olympic Park, and UTS involving problem solving and STEM.

=> Think Club Australia has workshops in October at Sydney Boys High.

As always, if you know of anything I’ve missed anything feel free to let me know.

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