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Kids' College - summer 2017 CLasses

Robotics Engineering   Register!
Collaborate on multiple projects utilizing LEGO® Mindstorm EV3 Robots. Students will synergize to design, build, and program the bots in order to complete various tasks and challenges. (This program first introduced in 2008.) Makes a great companion class for our 1/2 day 'Little Bits" course!

7–10 year olds
June 12-15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
CRN: 95181 | Course: XKC0088 | Fee: $149

11–14 year olds
June 12-15, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
CRN: 95182| Course: XKC0088 | Fee: $149

Little Bits of Technology   Register!
It is a maker movement with Little Bits, a modular electronics platform that has put the power of electronics in your hands.  Snap them together, no soldering, programming, or wiring required!  From alarms, to lights, to zig zagging around; your imagination is your only limitation with this creative and fun experience class. (This program first introduced in 2016.) Makes a great companion class for our 1/2 day Robotics course.

11–14 year olds
June 12-15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRN: 95183 | Course: XKC0089 | Fee: $149

7–10 year olds
June 12-15, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95184 | Course: XKC0089 | Fee: $149

Black Rocket LEGO® Comics   Register!
In this LEGO adventure YOU are the star! Pick your favorite LEGO genre or create an alternate universe to create a digital illustrated story or graphic novel. Whether you want to fight alongside Superheroes, create a Minecraft story, hang with the Nexo Knights, or go into space with Rey and Finn, the only requirement is that you put yourself in the story! All students will end the class with a digital comic book that can be shared with friends and family on a password protected website! Students will work in teams for most of the program. (Black Rocket first introduced in 2015.)

8–10 year olds
June 12-15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRN: 95179 | Course: XKC0087 | Fee: $149

11–14 year olds
June 12-15, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95180 | Course: XKC0087 | Fee: $149

Physics Shmysics   Register!
Learn how much fun you can have exploring Newton's Law, aerodynamics, and more with this hands-on adventure through the world of physics. (This program first introduced in 2009.) Makes a great companion class for our 1/2 day Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead course.

8–10 year olds
June 19-22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRN: 95185 | Course: XKC0090 | Fee: $129

11–14 year olds
June 19-22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95186 | Course: XKC0090 | Fee: $129

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead   Register!
Experience the joy and sense of accomplishment that comes with working through problem solving challenges utilizing science, technology, engineering, art and math. Use your skills, techniques, and strategies for solving real-world problems. (This program first introduced in 2012.) Makes a great companion class for our 1/2 day Physics Shymsics course.

11–14 year olds
June 19-22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRN: 95187 | Course: XKC0091 | Fee: $129

8–10 year olds
June 19-22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95188 | Course: XKC0091 | Fee: $129

Black Rocket Toy Designers   Register!
Calling all toy designers of the future! In this class if you can dream it you can make it. Create your first action figure, super hero, or make a new toy or figurine. By conceptualizing and designing their own 3D models, students will learn how to sculpt, texture, and render their first toy! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  3D prints may be purchased separately through an online provider. (Black Rocket first introduced in 2015.)

8–10 year olds
June 19-22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRN: 95189 | Course: XKC0092 | Fee: $149

11–14 year olds
June 19-22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95190 | Course: XKC0092 | Fee: $149

Black Rocket LEGO® Video Game   Register!
Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOS and video games! Students will create their own LEGO characters and adventures in an interactive 2D video game. At the end of the program, every student will have a finished LEGO Video Game that can be shared with friends and family through a password protected Black Rocket website. Games are only compatible on PC computers: Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. (Black Rocket first introduced in 2015.)

8–10 year olds
June 26-29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRN: 95191 | Course: XKC0092 | Fee: $149

11–14 year olds
June 19-22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95192 | Course: XKC0092 | Fee: $149

In the News   Register!
The Kids' College kids are taking over the Gulf Coast studio. Put all of your communication skills to work producing Kids on Campus. From anchoring to cameras to reporting — the kids are in control! (This program first introduced in 2011.)

8–12 year olds
June 26-29, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95193 | Course: XKC0094 | Fee: $149

CSI Forensic Science (3-day class)  Register!
Who is the guilty party? How did the situation play out? You get to follow the clues and solve the mystery as you learn all about fingerprinting, casting, blood spatter, and more — just like a forensic scientist in the real world. (This program first introduced in 2014.)
9–13 year olds
June 26-28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95194 | Course: XKC0095 | Fee: $129

Black Rocket Star Wars® Stop Animation   Register!
Make your own Star Wars adventure come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or Star Wars and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a new world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in Star Wars action figures or vehicles from home, but all other equipment provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. (Black Rocket first introduced in 2015.)

8–10 year olds
July 10-13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRN: 95197 | Course: XKC0096 | Fee: $149

11–14 year olds
July 10-13, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95198 | Course: XKC0096 | Fee: $149

Marine Science Exploration   Register!
Come experience a week of hands-on activities, dissections and interactions with Florida's coastal ecology. Sea grass bed, micro-organisms of the bay, and dissection are just a few of the topics covered. Students MUST have closed toe water shoes, swimwear, sunscreen, water, and a towel EVERY day.

7–10 year olds
July 10-13, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95195 | Course: XKC0097 | Fee: $149

11–14 year olds
July 17-20, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CRN:  95196 | Course: XKC0097 | Fee: $149

Black Rocket 3D Video Game Design   Register!
Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games; explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. (Black Rocket first introduced in 2015.)

8–10 year olds
July 17-20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRN: 95200 | Course: XKC0098 | Fee: $149

11–14 year olds
July 17-20, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95201 | Course: XKC0098 | Fee: $149

Black Rocket Video Game Animation   Register!
Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name; develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.  Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. (Black Rocket first introduced in 2015.)

8–10 year olds
July 24-27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRN: 95202 | Course: XKC0099 | Fee: $149

11–14 year olds
July 24-27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95203 | Course: XKC0099 | Fee: $149

DaVinci to Shakespeare   Register!
Creative minds come together to learn the ins and outs of theatre life! Acting isn't the only part of theatre and it is all ART! Through the guidance of local talent, you will explore your creative side and maybe even find your inspiration. Talent is not required, but a creative mind and willingness to try is!

7–10 year olds
July 24-27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CRN: 95199 | Course: XKC0106 | Fee: $139


Parental Release Forms Must be completed by the parent/guardian for each student registered in children’s programming at Gulf Coast State College.
Please print and sign form and bring to the first day of class.


Have Questions?
For program information on Kids’ College call Kelli at (850) 867-0732 or email kferns@gulfcoast.edu
For registration questions call (850) 872-3823 or email pyoung1@gulfcoast.edu

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