Monday, August 28, 2017

STEAMPunks Grand Opening in Prospect

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A message from STEAMPunksEdu

 photo 300X2503_zpsob4rjs9x.jpgWe are excited to announce the Grand Opening Celebration of STEAMPunksEdu, a local STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Math) after-school campus for kids PreK-12th grade, on Saturday September 9th in Hillcrest Office parking lot from 6-8 p.m. STEAMPunksEdu is located at 12935 West U.S. Highway 42, Prospect Kentucky, in Hillcrest Park Offices across from Stock Yard Bank and Goshen Elementary.

Our Grand Opening celebration is free and open to the public. Bring your family and come out to enjoy the fun event we have planned. We will have food trucks, raffles, a scavenger hunt, face painting, balloon art, party favors, and STEAM activities planned for the kids. We even have a STEAMPunk themed selfie station and a video game arcade populated with games made by students from our spring and summer programs. Registration for our programs is available onsite and a 10% discount is offered to all registrations made on open house night.
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We are also raffling off:
  • An iPad
  • STEAMPUnksEdu Class Vouchers
  • Bloxels Game Kits
  • 360 degree Camera
  • And more!

Our Programs
 photo punks3_zpsi2nvlipa.jpg STEAMPunksEdu offers programs and camps where STEM subjects are leveraged through the arts. Popular existing STEAMPunksEdu programs include Game-Based Learning: Minecraft,GameStar Mechanic, Scratch, and Bloxels, Robotics: Dash and Dot, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality Creation, and Stop Motion Animation. Classes are constantly being added. With the opening of our new location we are excited to add additional programs such as home-school cohorts, high school internships, tutoring, tinkering toddlers, and personalized Kindergarten readiness program. The campus features whiteboard tables, flexible seating, a creative atmosphere, portable multimedia screens with apple TVs, a podcast studio, 3D printing area, a green screen film production area, as well as a variety of tech to engage students in real-world applications of STEAM subjects.



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Why enroll your child?
  • Learn critical-thinking, communication, and problem solving skills
  • Ignite curiosity, creativity, and imagination
  • Explore STEAM pathways based on interest
  • Personalized learning: voice and choice
  • Internships for high school students
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Homework help
Exclusive Grand Opening Course Discounts
For a 10% discount off our after-school programs and summer camps, sign your kids up using discount code: grandopening now through September 9th!
Our week long After-School Programs begin September 5th and we also offer weekly after school classes and holiday camps. Our first holiday camp will kick off September 4th. REGISTER NOW!
For more information about STEAMPunksEdu or its course schedule, visit www.STEAMPunksEdu.com or email contact@steampunksedu.com or call Creative Director, Amanda Fox at 912-388-6567.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Nature Center at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

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When it's too cold (or even too hot) to enjoy nature outside, Creasey Mahan's Nature Preserve is the perfect place to explore.  The indoor center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-2pm and is located in Goshen at 12501 Harmony Landing Road.

We recently visited the center and really enjoyed our time there.  There are 4 dioramas including wetlands, woodlands, Native American life and artifacts and Kentucky fish.  The center's murals are currently being repainted and the new paintings are beautiful.  We did the indoor scavenger hunt that allowed us to walk around the entire center.  The list included animals, stones, artifacts and other interesting items.  The hunt allowed us to see the intricate details of the exhibits.

The bird blind is a neat small room where we were able to use small binoculars to see around the garden outside.  Bird feeders and a small pond are outside where birds, squirrels and other furry friends are having fun.  My kids love to see the different color birds that eat from the feeders.  In the warmer months, the preserve has many butterflies and hummingbirds.  Visitors can also see honey bees at work in this room.

There are plenty of hands-on activities for children to do at the center.  Crafts are set up on Tuesdays and Thursdays for families to do together.  The Magical Forest Imagination Station is a small room where children can play with stuffed animals, read books or draw on the chalkboard.  There is also a small sandbox table filled with plastic bugs, reptiles and other creatures.

Groups can contact the center if they would like to set up a special visit.  Entry to the center and preserve is free.  The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve relies on visitor donations, grants and other charitable donations.  Be sure to stop in soon, explore the center, walk the preserve and make a donation to keep this great center and other programs going.  The center is a great asset to Oldham County and the surrounding area.

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