Kawartha Lakes STEAM Education, Activities & Camps
Pinnguaq’s Makerspace in Lindsay is the hub for STEAM education, summer camps, after school programs and more in the Kawartha Lakes. It’s filled with robots, maker kits, oozing oobleck, Minecraft marvels and some of the best STEAM educators in Canada.
Why do we have a Makerspace? And why is it in Lindsay? Well… why not? We believe that rural and remote youth should have the same access to world-class technology and education that those in urban centres enjoy. Geography shouldn’t be a barrier, and curiosity should be the only requirement.
Makerspace Activities and Education Opportunities
Kawartha Lakes Activities For Youth
STEAM Discovery Days
Saturday Drop-In, Year Round • It’s not a class, it’s an adventure — stop by the Lindsay Makerspace on Saturdays throughout the year and discover science, technology, engineering and math experiences for youth aged 6–13. Parents are welcome to stay and play or drop kids off (dependent upon volume of attendees). It’s a different experience, and a different FUN activity every week! Register now for:
STEAM Skill Builds
After School, Fall Programming • Youth aged 6–13 can launch rockets, create video games, program robots to clean their rooms and conduct scientific experiments that may or may not involve things exploding. After-school Skill Build Classes are held on the same day each week, typically for five weeks, and last for 90 minutes each. Participants develop new science, technology, engineering, art or math skills, within their area of interest.
STEAM Creator Camps
Summer Programming, Winter Programming • Create knowledge, friendship and a HECK of a lot more — with Pinnguaq! Our STEAM creator camps bring learning to life for youth ages 6-13. Each camp has it’s own theme, from engineering, to arts and science to game development. Unlock your child’s imagination (and inner mad scientist). Registration coming soon!
Kawartha Lakes Parent and Educator Resources
STEAM Maker Kits for Home & Classroom
Bring learning to life with STEAM Maker Kits! Pinnguaq maker kits are conceived and designed by education experts, to deliver science, technology, engineering, art and math learning (alongside a whole lot of fun). Each kit offers hands-on, play-based learning that ensures concepts are tangible and memorable, and are available for free to educators. We also offer educator training, to ensure you’re a STEAM maker kit pro, before the kids are! To learn more about Pinnguaq STEAM maker kits, please get in touch.
STEAM Makerspace Visits
Pinnguaq’s Lindsay Makerspace regularly hosts K–12 class trips and outings from schools, as well as other organizations throughout the Kawartha Lakes. We work with our educator partners to create a customized itinerary for the day that matches your learning outcomes and curriculum, and we’re more than happy to offer support and accommodation for visitors that may require it.
STEAM School & Partner Visits
The STEAM Travel Team and Maker Kit squad are seen regularly at schools, libraries and partner organizations throughout the Kawartha Lakes region (and beyond — we go where the learning takes us). With a host of kits, an army of robots and talented educators, we’re able to create custom experiences to match your desired results and learning outcomes. To learn more about bringing your class or group to our Kawartha Lakes STEAM Makerspace, or bringing our talented team of educators (and all their tools and toys) to your classroom or organization, please contact us.