Winter 2021 registration has now concluded.
Please check back soon for information on our upcoming clubs.
Saturday Clubs are weekly meetings all about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Each semester features new inquiry-based curriculum and hands-on activities led by passionate undergraduate staff. Clubs are available for students in grades 1-12 in the 2020-2021 school year and features a variety of themes including STEAM, Maker, CodeMakers, and Sustainable Engineering!
We believe that every person should be able to participate in our Clubs, and so we’re proud to offer a laptop loan program in the Vancouver area as well as a bursary program. Please see the “Club Fees and Bursaries” section below for more information
Date, Time, & Location
2020/2021 Clubs will run every Saturday morning from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ONLINE! You will be emailed a link for the online platform one week prior to your first session.
Fall Session Dates (10 sessions):
- September 19, 26
- October 3, 17, 24, 31
- November 7, 14, 21, 28
Please note there is no session on Saturday October 10th (Thanksgiving).
Winter Session Dates (10 sessions):
- January 16, 23, 30
- February 6, 13, 20, 27
- March 6, 13, 27
Please note there is no session on Saturday March 20th (Spring Break).
Makers unite! Join us in our grades 1-6 clubs as we push the boundaries of DIY. Our Maker Club encourages all those who love to tinker, question, and create to come together in an engineering focused program filled with hands-on activities designed to inspire participants to build and think critically. All Maker clubs will receive a materials box in the mail before their first session!
Maker 1/2: Grade 1/2 - Winter 2021 Session
Maker 3/4: Grade 3/4 - Winter 2021 Session
Maker 5/6: Grade 5/6 - Fall 2020 Session
Originality, creativity, and innovation form the pillars our STEAM programs for students in grades 1-6. Rooted in the union of artistic expression and STEM design processes, we aim to foster a hands-on environment where participants can explore their STEM passions alongside art and design! All STEAM clubs will receive a materials box in the mail before their first session!
STEAM 1/2: Grade 1/2 - Fall 2020 Session
STEAM 3/4: Grades 3/4 - Fall 2020 Session
STEAM 5/6: Grades 5/6 - Winter 2021 Session
Interested in learning how we can use Engineering to help the world move towards a sustainable future? Join us in Sustainable Engineering for grades 7-12 as we put our problem solving skills to the test and use engineering methods to develop new solutions to living sustainably. All Sustainable Engineering clubs will receive a materials box in the mail before their first session!
Sustainable Engineering 7/8/9: Grades 7/8/9 - Winter 2021 Session
Sustainable Engineering 10/11/12: Grades 10/11/12 -Fall 2020 Session
Interested in building your computer science skillset? Our Intro to Python club for grades 7-12 might be for you! This course will give you the baseline skills you need to start coding in Python, please note the course is based around students with little or no experience with Python. Join us to learn more about how Python and computer science in general will help support communities, innovate solutions, and create opportunities as we continue into a technology-led future.
Intro to Python 7/8/9: Grades 7/8/9 - Fall 2020 Session
Intro to Python 10/11/12: Grades 10/11/12 - Winter 2021 Session
In previous years, registration data has shown that male participants register earlier in the year. As part of our goal to promote Intro to Python programs to participants of all genders, Geering Up will be holding 50% of the seats for girls in our Intro to Python clubs until August 30th, 2020 (Fall session) or October 25th, 2020 (Winter session). After this date we will fill the remaining spots with students from the waitlist. If you are registering for an Intro to Python Club, please select the “seat” based on the gender of your participant. If you are registering a boy please choose a 'general' seat.
Welcome Creative Coders! In this club for students in grades 4-8 we explore the world of coding and computing technologies. This club uses block based coding as a way to learn the theories behind computer science and welcomes all skill levels! Join us to learn all about the wonderful world of ones and zeros!
Creative Coders 4/5: Grades 4/5 - Fall 2020 Session and Winter 2021 Session
Creative Coders 6/7/8: Grades 6/7/8 - Fall 2020 Session and Winter 2021 Session
In previous years, registration data has shown that male participants register earlier in the year. As part of our goal to promote Creative Coders programs to participants of all genders, Geering Up will be holding 50% of the seats for girls in our Creative Coders clubs until August 30th, 2020 (Fall session) or October 25th, 2020 (Winter session). After this date we will fill the remaining spots with students from the waitlist. If you are registering for a Creative Coders Club, please select the “seat” based on the gender of your participant. If you are registering a boy please choose a 'general' seat.
Cancellation Policy, Fees, and Bursaries
We want to be as flexible as possible while keeping costs down. When a customer cancels, we lose $10 in non-refundable credit card and registration fees. That's why we are implementing a $10 cancellation fee policy across all of our club programs. We never charge a fee for transferring off the waitlist. We hope this makes it as easy as possible to change your plans.
Before September 6th - $10 cancellation fee to cover our non-refundable expenses; free program transfer.
After September 6th - No refund possible as we've already committed staff resources; $10 transfer fee.
Before January 3rd - $10 cancellation fee to cover our non-refundable expenses; free program transfer
After January 3rd - No refund possible as we've already committed staff resources; $10 transfer fee
All clubs will be $200 for the 10 sessions. We also recognize that many families may be experiencing additional financial difficulties during this time. Should you want to participate but find that cost is a barrier please apply for a bursary here, we will do our best to accommodate bursary requests! Please note that the bursary application deadline for Winter 2021 Clubs is Sunday December 20th 2020.
Additionally, we’re proud to offer a laptop loan program in the Vancouver area for those who require a laptop to participate in our programs. To enquire about our laptop loan program, please email email@example.com
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org