Cedar River Academy is sponsoring a technology exploration club for 10-, 11-, and 12-year-old girls and boys in the Enumclaw area.
Participants will explore a variety of scientific, engineering and mathematical concepts while engaged in action-based projects. The projects will include constructing and testing model rockets, constructing and demonstrating robotic devices, computer programming and other technically-based activities.
This new technology club will be free to participants, except for the cost of project supplies, and will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday beginning May 1. Weekly club meetings will continue through June and then resume in September.
The Technology Club's first project will include the construction of model rockets, the study of the mathematics and physics involved in propelled flight, and documenting the project to create a digital portfolio of each students work, according to Jared Mackenzie, CRA teacher and Technology Club leader. There will be a $25 fee for the model rocket.
Club meetings will be on the Cedar River campus at 3333 Griffin Ave. in Enumclaw. As club sponsor, Cedar River Academy will provide facilities and project leadership.
Technology Club membership is initially limited to 18 students. Interested young people from the Enumclaw area are encouraged to apply early by calling 360 825-8080 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Cedar River Academy is a nonsectarian, nonprofit, private elementary and middle school. Information is available at www.CedarRiverAcademy.com.