2019 CODY AREA CLASSES
SUMMER CLASS registration begins April 1, 2019
Tuition includes all materials. Your child just needs to come dressed for adventure* and outfitted with snack, lunch, water bottle, hat and sunscreen.
*Students need to dress appropriately for outdoor activities: clothing that can get a bit dirty, footwear that can get wet and an extra layer for changes in the weather. No flip-flops please!
Hey, big kids. Register now below!
CODY: Investigating Wyoming Archaeology:
Saturday April 6 • Time: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm • Cost: $10 per person: includes transportation, museum admission, and dinner. (Underwriting provided by Christ Church. Scholarships are available, talk to the Rector.)
Science Kids Cody and Christ Episcopal Churh present a unique Wyoming Archaeology experience not to be missed. Using hands-on demonstrations, on-site visits, presentations, museum visit, and group discussions, Dr. Larry Todd MA, PhD will introduce participants to archaeological methods used to translate the prehistoric record into interpretations about past lives. Particular attention will be given to the ways archaeologists seek to sort past events into temporal and spatial frameworks. We will visit Legend Rock, examine the archeological record first-hand, engage in hands-on demonstrations, and enjoy rich discussion focused on the investigation of place’. Afterward we’ll travel to the Washakie Museum in Worland for more exploration of ancient regional records and human interaction including archaeology, geology and paleontology. Throughout the day we will examine human paleoecology and culture, and use this as a foundation for discussing how we might envision people’s role in the environment throughout centuries and millennia. After an interesting day spent in the field with Dr. Todd, we will return to Thomas The Apostle Center for a wine and cheese debrief, followed by a soup and bread dinner. Don’t miss this one of a kind event.
• High School Students are welcome with a parent or adult friend.
• Transportation will be provided on the Science Kids buses.
• Bring a sack lunch, snack and water/drinks.
• Dress for the weather.
Instructor: Dr. Larry Todd
Register below or with a Registration Form provided by the Christ Church office. Sign-up is first-come first-serve and is limited to the first 24 people who register.
CODY - Creeks and Critters
June 10, 11, 12, 2019 • Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm • Cost: $85
Explore the wet and wild areas in and around Cody. Search for and learn about the critters that live in nearby ponds, lakes and riparian areas. Look for animals living near the water’s edge, then get wet looking IN the water for macro-invertebrates. These are tiny insects that begin their life underwater. Complete a field journal, record findings, perform scientific experiments and have fun with instructor Susie Smith getting to know the smallest members of your Cody community. Lead Instructor: Susie Smith, M.S.
CODY - May The Force Be With You!
July 15, 16, 17 • 8:30am-1:30pm • Cost: $85
Did you know that physics is in everything you do? How would you like to conduct experiments and learn the amazing FUN laws of physics? This hands-on class will take you into the great outdoors to discover how physics works in your everyday life. You will build pulleys, catapults, wheelbarrows, and hoists, all while learning the basic forces of physics and simple machines. Then, work your way up to more complex machines as the class culminates with an excursion to the Middle School ropes course, then on to a guided rock climbing experience. Jump on the bus and have fun learning the forces of physics in your everyday life! Lead Instructor: Teresa Decker, M.S.
CODY - Farm. Fresh. Fun.
July 22, 23, 24 • 8:30am – 1:30pm • Cost: $85
Do you know where cheese comes from? Does broccoli grow on a tree or in a garden? What do goats eat for breakfast? Get ready to learn where your food comes from AND how to make delicious dishes you can share with your family! Strut with chickens, gather green vegetables, and watch cream turn into butter. Visit many of Cody’s favorite farms each morning, then in the afternoons, turn your freshly gathered treasures into delicious meals -- all the while discovering the yummy foods that make your body happy, healthy and growing strong. Lead Instructor: Porter Koury, B.A.
CODY - Burrows and Bandits
June 3, 4, 5, 6 • 8:30am - 2:30pm • Cost: $105
Did you know animals live in UNDERGROUND cities? Discover the world under your feet! Explore the mysterious world of prairie dog towns, analyze these fun communities we pass daily, observe how these little creatures live together (and with others), and view their “after hours” activities by setting camera traps. Then take it to the next level: the sky. Observe and band burrowing owls, watch what they do after dark, and discover what happens when they leave home and new “renters” move in. Travel high and low, use real scientific equipment, study wildlife in their natural habitat and “have a hoot” getting up close and personal with the museum instructors and burrowing animals and owls! Lead Instructors: Charles Preston, Ph.D., Corey Anco, M.Sc., M.E.M. and Nathan Horton, B.S.
CODY - Rockin’ Art in the Stone Age
June 12, 13, 14 • 8:30am – 2:30pm • Cost: $85
Art is a part of our everyday life, but did you know that ancient people used art to tell their stories? During this class you’ll combine art and science to interpret the lives of our early Wyoming ancestors. Begin each day by visiting a local rock art site. View petroglyphs created by prehistoric peoples and learn their ancient stories. Discover the cultural significance of each site and view the natural resources available. Then, each afternoon use these local natural resources to translate your own stories into art. You’ll be amazed at what you can create. Lead Instructor: Bonnie Lawrence Smith, B.A., CIG.
CODY - Heart of the Mountain
June 17, 18, 19, 20 • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm • Cost: $105
Find the heart of the mountain in this exciting class. Travel through time and explore the archeology, geology and human history surrounding Heart Mountain. Explore local archeology beginning in the Plains Indian Museum. Then head onto the mountain and visit teepee rings made by indigenous people. Follow footsteps of Native Americans by hiking to the top of the mountain. And finally, discover how people in Cody have enjoyed local valuable water resources by stand-up paddle boarding around Newton Lake, located in the shadow of the mountain. Join Susie Smith and The Nature Conservancy for an energetic and fascinating trip into the heart of the mountain. Lead Instructor: Susie Smith, M.S.
CODY - River Rangers
June 24, 25, 26 • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm • Cost $85
Explore the Shoshone River corridor and all that it offers. Discover the animals that live near and in your local waterway. Look for insects, fish and plants that make the river and riparian areas special and healthy. After exploring the river from the bank, jump on a raft for a guided tour down the Shoshone and learn about the biology and geology of the area. Discover the history of the waterway and the part it played in the development of Cody. Then, why not tie a fly and catch a fish? Enjoy discovering our beautiful Shoshone River legacy, a wonderful part of Cody’s community, and become a real River Ranger! Lead Instructor: Dean Olenik, M.S.
CODY - Tracks From The Past
July 8, 9, 10, 11 • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm • Cost: $105
Take a journey through time exploring the ancient history of the Big Horn Basin with anthropologist and archaeologist Ethan Ryan. This hands-on course will bring you to some of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world and the best part is -- they’re in your backyard! Explore and examine the daily routines of hunter-gatherers and learn how they lived, hunted, and traversed the local wild landscapes. Learn how humans adapted to ever-changing and harsh environments. Think like an anthropologist and bring to life the voices from thousands of years ago. Examine the rituals and culture of a society living in the Big Horn Basin long before we became a country. Finally, see how all of these aspects of ancient life compare to the way we live today! Lead Instructor: Ethan Ryan, M.A., Ph.D. Student.
CODY - Rocks, Fossils and Fun
July 24, 25, 26 • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm • Cost $85
Dig deep into the past by exploring rocks and fossils found in the Big Horn Basin. Learn about the geology of the area by gathering local fossils and meet the most ancient inhabitants in the Basin: Dinosaurs! You’ll study dino tracks and tour a fossil museum. Finally, you’ll travel to Yellowstone National Park and explore the geologic history and activity of the Greater Yellowstone area. Learn about the powerful geologic forces at work and see Yellowstone with an entirely new set of eyes. Lead Instructor: Larry Oliveria, B.S.
Cody - What Moves You?
July 29, 30, 31 • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm • Cost: $85
Did you know that Cody is spinning at 740 miles per hour? Discover the secrets of physics and how to use it in your every day life. Learn the power of gears, levers, pulleys and bearings to make life easier and faster – all using fun, scientific experiments. You will unlock the mysteries of gravity, buoyancy and air pressure while riding your bike and dropping water balloons off of high places. The week will end with a special tour INSIDE the Buffalo Bill Dam, where you will see all the mysteries of physics hard at work. Don’t miss the excitement of learning science during this energetic, fun and fast-paced class. Lead Instructor: Charlie Yates, P.E.
SCIENCE KIDS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Science Kids offers scholarships based on financial need. Download your application HERE.
Cody CAN is ALSO offering needs-based sponsorships to 4th-8th grade members to participate in Science Kids!
The funding to support these sponsorships is provided solely by Cody CAN.
• CAN membership is required.
• Sponsorships will be based on financial need (documentation of income may be requested).
• Each application will be examined individually and no guarantees of acceptance will be given.
• All sponsorships and related material will be completely confidential.
• A separate application is required for each desired activity.
• A maximum of one sponsorship will be granted per individual per year.
• An application form (link below) must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.