Home Recreational Activities Adult Programs MNBA
 Trip Schedule Recreation & Community Happenings Program Registration Form YRC
 Joint Recreation Commission Employment Opportunities General Information Links

Cultural & Educational Programs


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 Bugs (introduction to the world of entomology), Detective Science (learn about forensic science), Mad Science Machine (investigate physical science and mechanics and the role they play in our everyday lives), Movie Effects (discover how science is a big part of big screen productions), Science of Toys (discover how motors make toys move Ė learn about potential and kinetic energy) and Earth Works (introduction to the science of geology). Each child will receive a take home project at the end of each class. The program will meet on Tuesdays at Culbertson Elementary School. Enrollment will be limited to the first 20 students to register in each group (K-2nd & 3rd-5th). Please call 610-353-2326 for additional information.

Date: April 2 - May 7
Day:          Tuesday
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Site: Culbertson School
Price: $109

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 March 5. 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 driverís license test. Driverís permit is not required to attend this course. Most insurance companies will provide a discount for course completion. Students must attend eight of ten classes to complete program and receive certificate for their insurance company.

Dates: March 12 - May 21
  (No class April 16)
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $140



Crafty Kids Corner:

From drawing to paper mache, this mix medium art class will allow children (ages 6 to 12 welcome) to make personal choices, encourage collaboration and be creative. During the course of this four-week program, students will make confetti paper mache bowls and rain sticks, create name letters and participate in a water color nature project. The projects are designed individually for all ages and ability levels. The program will be conducted at the Gauntlett Community Center. Instruction will be provided by local Art Teacher Chelsea Banes.

Dates: March 16 - April 6
Day:          Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Site: Community Center
Price: $85

Real Programming:
Fun with Python

Offered in partnership with Computer Explorers, Participants ages 10 to 13 will learn how to use Python, a programming language used by Google, NASA, YouTube and many other organizations. You will program your own guessing game, create a story generator, and develop graphics and animations. Are you ready for a new challenge? Join us and take your first steps to becoming a Pythoneer! The program will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: Feb. 25 - April 1
Day: Monday
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Price: $110

Create Your Own Stories, Animations & Video Games:

Participants (ages 7-9) will have fun and success as they use graphic, drag and drop, coding to design and edit stories, animations and video games. You will choose characters, objects, vehicles, etc. to teach them to do what you want them to do. In addition, you will add sounds and backgrounds to your creations. Will your characters dribble and dunk a basketball? Perhaps they will walk along the beach, go in the water and jump on a paddle board? Or, will you create something entirely different? The program will be offered in partnership with Computer Explorers and will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: April 8 - May 20
(No April 15)
Day: Monday
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Price: $110

DON'T DELAY!   You could make the difference whether or not a program happens. REGISTER TODAY!