Parks & Recreation Presents Wicked Cool for Kids

Big Dig! (in-person)

*FULL* Waitlist available through our online registration system or by emailing recreation@northamptonma.gov


For: Youth entering Kindergarten and 1st grade
Days: Tuesdays
Dates: September 22-October 27 (6 classes)
Times: 4:15pm-5:15pm
Location: Pavilion at Florence Fields (157 Spring Street in Florence)
Fee: $142 residents, non-residents add $10

Paleontologist? Geologist? Archaeologist?

You'll dig our most dino-centric class yet. Unearth the secrets of ancient Egypt to see how Pharaoh was buried and then make your own mini mummies. Create colossal fossils and learn about your favorite dinosaurs as we travel back in time. Dig up a cool crystal collection to take home with you as you excavate Earth's buried treasures.

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LEGO Engineering Concepts (in-person)

*FULL* Waitlist available through our online registration system or by emailing recreation@northamptonma.gov


For: Youth grades 2-5
Days: Wednesdays
Dates: September 23-October 28 (6 classes)
Times: 4:15pm-5:15pm
Fee: $142 residents, non-residents add $10
Location: Florence Recreation Field Pavilion
Instructor: Wicked Cool for Kids Staff

In Lego Engineering Concepts investigate simple machines including gears, pulleys, cams inclined planes and ratchets. Challenging STEAM based projects include a measuring car, fishing rod and a balance. Through the building process learn about force and motion, gear ratios and friction. Turn a hammer into a dancing clown and work with your partner to create the best street  sweeper.

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Deep Blue Sea (in-person)


For: Youth grades K-1
Days: Tuesdays
Dates: November 10-December 15 (6 classes)
Times: 4:15pm-5:15pm
Fee: $142 residents, non-residents add $10
Location: TBA
Instructor: Wicked Cool for Kids Staff

If you have ever wanted to be a Marine Biologist or an oceanographer, come take the plunge into the Deep blue sea! Create models of ocean invertebrates and a dazzling coral garden. Dive deep with Dolphins and find out about the fish with bioluminescence (emit light.) Tame the tides and ride the waves in this wicked cool oceanic adventure!

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LEGO Engineering Machine Power (in-person)


For: Youth grades 2-5
Days: Wednesdays
Dates: November 4-December 16 (6 classes)
*No Class 11/11
Times: 4:15pm-5:15pm
Fee: $142 residents, non-residents add $10
Location: TBA
Instructor: Wicked Cool for Kids Staff

Machine power looks at the uses of energy to power machines. We'll use wind power, mechanical energy and chemical energy to propel our drag racers, dog bots and land yachts. Find out which leg design will help your bugbot win the race. Determine what gear combo will let your car pull the heaviest object. Test wheel sizes to see which can help get a power car up a steep hill the fastest. 

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