The Barrington Park District offers their community cutting edge STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs with Computer Explorers TechStars™. Classes are project-based, hands-on and designed to make learning fun! They simplify the complex world of technology by connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art.


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CSI - Crime Scene Investigation

For Ages: 7 - 10 Years

Get ready to become part of the biggest crime scene of the century! Did you commit the crime or the friend sitting next to you? It’s up to you to solve the crime using CSI techniques used by the experts. Think Digital Microscopes to examine fingerprints, hair and powder samples left at the crime scene…


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Digital Cartoon Workshop

For Ages: 8 - 12 years

You and 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.


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Intro to Programming

For Ages: 5 - 7 years

This course will introduce non-readers or early readers to the concepts of programming with Logo. Using iconic point and click commands to develop math, logic and problem solving skills as they explore and create a project they can imagine


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Jurassic Cinema

For Ages: 8 - 12 years

Bring your Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, or a Velociraptor to life as we create our very own dinosaur movie! Using their imaginations and creativity, students will work together in teams to write their own stories about their favorite dinosaurs, design their own backgrounds, and film and edit their own movies by using digital cameras and animation…


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Minecraft - A Networked Adventure

For Ages: 8 - 12 years

TechStars grants you access to a PROPRIETARY Minecraft world you can't get on your own! Learn fundamentals of computer networking through this unique Minecraft experience that also allows you and your friends to work in multi-player mode as you mine, craft and build together to survive. Working with a partner, use your skills to explore…


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Minecraft - Basic Training for Beginners

For Ages: 6 - 8 years

Are your friends all into Minecraft, but you haven’t quite figured it out? This is for YOU! You and your partner will collaborate to learn essential crafting skills while searching for clues to unlock doors, complete scavenger hunts and more! You'll get an introduction to the basics of computer networking, multi-dimensional objects and video game…


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Robotics Academy

For Ages: 4 - 6 Years

Meet Roamer™ the Robot, using LOGO programming language we’ll work in teams to plan a trip through a maze, make music, and draw shapes and more. We’ll learn through trial and error how to rest our program adventures and correct errors until Roamer™ accomplishes his mission.


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S.T.E.M. Summer Camp: LEGO & Robotics

For Ages: 5 - 14 years

Robotics, Engineering, and coding all in one!! This medley of activities offers Chasewood Learning’s STEM classes all in one week! Each day students will learn a new STEM discipline including creating interactive stories, games and animations, building and programming robots and building engineering models. Returning students will continue in their education in each of these…


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