‘Club Invention’ Inspires Children to Become Our Nation’s Next Great Inventors
Oceanside CA— Club Invention®, the nation’s premier after-school enrichment program created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is coming to Coastal Academy the week of May 14.
For students entering grades one through six, Club Invention immerses children in adventures that encourage creative problem-solving, and enhance their understanding of essential science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts in an after-school setting. It provides the benefits of Camp Invention (NIHF’s nationally recognized summer STEM camp) year-round, so parents can feel good knowing that their children are actively learning from experienced educators who live and teach in the local community.
The Club Invention program helps cultivate ideas critical to STEM education by encouraging exploration and curiosity during everyday activities so children understand that science is everywhere — fostering “whole system” thinkers. Developed by educators, the innovative, tested curricula align with national and state standards. The program also provides teachers a valuable and challenging professional development opportunity to apply new teaching methods and view the learning environment in imaginative ways.
During the children’s time at the local Club Invention, they will be experiencing and learning through:
- Flight Sight™: Participants explore how inventions in flight have made it possible to see the world from different perspectives. They experiment with devices that may help them jump higher, create three-dimensional maps, design and fly huge paper airplanes, and much more!
- Passage to Plant ROG™: Children travel to distant Planet ROG and develop different devices to help them solve problems in space and on the planet.
Regional program sponsors include the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Nordson Corporation Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, American Intellectual Property Association, and Ocean Tomo.
For more information or to find the nearest location for registration, click here.
About Club Invention
Club Invention is a nationally recognized after-school program that focuses on creativity, innovation, real-world problem-solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Club Invention encourages children in grades one through six to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some the world’s greatest inventors. Club Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. This nationwide organization is committed to the curious minds and innovative spirits of the past, present and future. Since 1990, our education programs have served more than 1.3 million children and 125,000 teachers and Leadership Interns. For more information, visit www.invent.org/inspire/club-invention-afterschool-1st-6th/.