STEAM Activities

Space Station

An extension of the natural sciences for children help them explore topics they are interested in. Let’s explore the sciences beyond Earth! Learn more about the world we live in and what’s spinning in our neighboring planets in our once-a-month program. Learn the dimensions about space and have amazing knowledge of what lies beyond the stars. Implementing S.T.E.A.M. activities to the natural science is an effective tool that bring learning and fun together! For more information, contact Maria at (847) 360-4708 or mcontreras@waukeganparks.org.


Learn more the natural science that studies constellations. Explore their origin and evolution. Stars are fascinating and bring a big step into learning more about what lies light years away. Do some star STEAM activities and take a star home!

Date: Friday, September 25
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center
Fee: $5 (Resident)/ $7 (Non-Resident)
Registration: Click Here


The moon is so big and bright! But why does it look different every week? Learn more about the moon and the roles it plays in science. With our STEAM activities, we can develop an understanding about the motions within our galaxies and solar system.

Date: Friday, October 16
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center
Fee: $5 (Resident)/ $7 (Non-Resident)
Registration: Click Here


You are an astronaut! Take a trip through space with our solar system activities. Explore what makes each planet special by learning the relationship of size, distance, and speed of rotation. Once you know about all the planets, make your own solar system and take it home! You can make your own planet.

Date: Friday, November 20
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center
Fee: $5 (Resident)/ $7 (Non-Resident)
Registration: Click Here


STEAM Activities

STEAM Family Challenge Nights

Step up to the challenge! Science, technology, engineering, art, and math make up these Wednesday night challenges! Parents must register to participate as well. For more information, contact Javi at (847) 360-4706 or jmartinez@waukeganparks.org.


Have you always wanted to lead a robot? Learn how coding works and practice by making a robot do spins, follow a path, and much more using something as simple as markers!

Date: Friday, September 25
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center
Fee
Registration: Participants can register at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center or online.


You probably know what Legos are, but do you know about Strawbees? We are having a fun family night of building where we get to make a competition with both to see who builds the best of each!

Date: Friday, October 16
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center


Join us for a night of eSports gaming as we play Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo Switch. Participants get will compete for a grand prize and the title of best smash player.

Date: Friday, November 20
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center

Make flowers using art and science! You will make a total of 3 different kinds of flowers through these fun experiments.

Date: Friday, November 20
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center