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Educational Programs

An Introduction to Real Programming

Offered in partnership with Computer Explorers, children (ages 10-13) will get a great start learning to program using Python which is used by Google, NASA and YouTube. Participants will create amaxing graphics, program their own guessing game, program a story generator and more! The program will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: Oct. 19 - Dec. 14
  (No Nov. 23)
Day: Thursday
Time: 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Price: $125

Driver Education:

PA-certified Driver Education Theory and Skills Course (classroom only) for new drivers will be conducted by the Defensive Driving Academy, Inc. of Broomall beginning October 3. This 30-hour course will be held at the Community Center on Tuesday evenings (10 weeks) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm each night. Minimum age to attend is 15. This course is recommended for high school students preparing for either their permit test and/or their driver's license test. Driver's permit is not required to attend this course. Most insurance companies will provide a discount for course completion. Students must attend eight out of ten classes to complete program and receive certificate for their insurance company.

Dates: Oct. 3 - Dec. 12
(No class Oct. 31)
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $140


Group Piano Lessons

Children ages 6-12 will have fun learning to play the piano in a group setting. All kinds of teaching tools (besides the piano) will be utilized including markers, play-doh, and more. Students are encouraged to practice if they have a keyboard or piano at home. They are asked to bring a spiral notebook and a folder with pockets to class each week. The instructor is Carol Braun who has been teaching piano since 1980. The group to instructor ratio is 4:1. Class will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: Oct. 11 - Nov. 15
Day: Wednesday
Session 1: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Session 2: 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Price: $195 per person/per session

After School Science Club

Marple Newtown Recreation has partnered with Mad Science of the Delaware Valley to offer a six-week after school science club for children in kindergarten to 5th grade. The weekly themes include Current Events (investigative conductors, insulators and other elements in the world of circuit electricity), Fun-damental Forces (fun introduction to physics) and the Science of Magic (learn the science behind illusions and escape) as well as Fantastic Fliers (fly through flights and aerodynamic basics), Super Structures (be a junior architect and test shapes for strength) and Under Pressure (take an exciting look at the science behind air pressure). The program will meet on Wednesdays at Culbertson Elementary School. Enrollment will be limited to the first 20 students to register in each group (K-2nd & 3rd-5th).

Date: Sept. 27 - Nov. 1
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Site: Culbertson School
Price: $119

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