Saturday 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).

 

Club Themes

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.

Fall Session

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.

Winter Session

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!

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 clubs@geeringup.ca

Have more questions?
You can reach us at clubs@geeringup.ca