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Let’s build small gardens! Dr. Aime Sommerfeld-Lillard will introduce you to a variety of container gardens and how to plan for their care. Together, the class will build demonstration container gardens that will be donated for community outreach at the end of the session. You will leave with experience, a handout, and you own plant to get started with. Register by September 25th.

CESCN02

Start date: 09/30/17

Location : Mayborn Museum Location : 
  Mayborn Museum.

1 session

Days of the Week : Saturday .

Tuition: $25.00

Instructor : Aime Sommerfeld Lillard 

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It’s time to finally satisfy your curiosity about computer programing! This introductory course with instructor Martin Graham will help you create simple games and visualizations while learning about fundamental programing structures in an easy-to-grasp way. You will use Scratch, the visual programing environment created by MIT, to employ user interactions, sounds, and programing conditionals and logic to create simple games and scenes. No previous programing knowledge is needed, and a successful student will already have basic computer proficiency when entering the class. An adult may register (and must attend with) a youth 11 years or older who also registers.

CESCN04

Start date: 09/05/17

Location : Jesse H Jones Library Location : 
  Jesse H Jones Library.

6 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Tuition: $75.00

Instructor : Martin Graham 

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As a modern hobby inventor, you need to be able to put together software and hardware. Join Marty Graham and be inspired to create electronic circuits with some brainpower behind them – a blinking-light clock, a motion-sensor alarm, a customized temperature display, or an inventive combination of all of them. You will explore the use of switches, LEDs, photoresistors, speakers, range-finders, accelerometers, LCD screens, and motors using the Arduino microcontroller. A required supply kit (about $35) is not included in the cost of the course. Please bring a laptop computer with you to every session. An adult may register (and must attend with) a youth 11 years or older who also registers.

CESCN05

Start date: 10/24/17

Location : Marrs McLean Science Building Location : 
  Marrs McLean Science Building.

6 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Tuition: $75.00

Instructor : Martin Graham 

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Are you curious about the benefits of native Texas plants and the protection of native pollinators? Dr. Aime Sommerfeld-Lillard will discuss types of pollinators, how pollination can be encouraged in specific areas, and the role native plants play in habitat as well as insect life cycles. Together, you will consider suggested native plants for your home that encourage specific pollinators, and you will get to take home a native plant.

CESCN06

Start date: 09/05/17

Location : Mayborn Museum Location : 
  Mayborn Museum.

3 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Tuition: $39.00

Instructor : Aime Sommerfeld Lillard 

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