Pathways

Sep 9, 2020 -
May 26, 2021

31 MEMORIAL PKWY SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 664-1261

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A drop-off program with lessons tailored to grades 6th-8th

We invite all middle schoolers in grades 6-8 to our Pathways program. With these workshops, home school students will design, build, and test new challenges every week. These challenges will help students explore career pathways across STEM disciplines. Each month in our workshops we'll explore a new topic. At every session, students can expect a fun and different lesson from week to week. Each session builds off one another, so it is recommended students attend all sessions for the month.

Classes scheduled every Wednesday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Cost per session:
$25 nonmember
$20 member
Book all 4 lessons for 1 month at the same time and receive 10% off the total price

Sign up via our events page or call 850-664-1261. Please bring a completed registration form with you to your child's first workshop.


Upcoming Workshops 2020-2021



August 12 Reach for the Skies: engineer the tallest tower that you can and see how it stands up to natural disasters

August 19 Daylight in a bottle: design and build a way to bring daylight into buildings

August 26 Surviving the storm surge: Design and build a home that can survive a storm surge

September 2 Making an impact on habitat: Using chemistry, create a way to neutralize the byproducts from a new factory (Part 1)
September 9 Making an impact on habitat: Using chemistry, create a way to neutralize the byproducts from a new factory (Part 2)
September 16 Maglev Train: Design and build a train that uses alternative energy that doesn’t touch the track
September 23 Desert island desalinization: design and build a method to create freshwater for a desert island using only the resources available




October 7 Wind-powered LED: Learn about alternative energy sources and then design, test and build a wind turbine. (Part 1)
October 14 Wind-powered LED: Learn about alternative energy sources and then design, test and build a wind turbine. (Part 2)
October 21 Take out the trash: Cleaning our rivers: design build and test build a way to clean our water ways. (Part 1)
October 28 Take out the trash: Cleaning our rivers: design build and test a way to clean our water ways. (Part 2)




November 4 Building the pyramids: Design, build, and test a way to show how the ancient Egyptians were able to move large stones across the desert (Part 1)
November 11 No classes due to Veteran’s Day Holiday
November 18 Building the pyramids: Design, build, and test a way to show how the ancient Egyptians were able to move large stones across the desert (Part 2)
November 25 No classes due to Thanksgiving Holiday




December 2 Water Purification device: Design, build, and test a portable water purification device that will create clean, drinkable water (Part 1)
December 9 Water Purification device: Design, build, and test a portable water purification device that will create clean, drinkable water (Part 2)
December 16 Water Purification device: Design, build, and test a portable water purification device that will create clean, drinkable water (Part 3)
December 23 & 30 No classes due to Christmas




About this business

Emerald Coast Science Center

31 Memorial Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 664-1261

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