STEAM Summer Program at YES Charter Academy


Are you looking for an exciting, hands on and educational camp for your kids this summer? Look no further than Yuba Environmental Science (YES) Charter Academy! This summer, YES Charter Academy will be offering a summer camp program that focuses on STEAM. Every day is going to be a new adventure for all ages! With a true blend of art, engineering and science, this summer camp is sure to create exuberant drop offs, foster big imaginations and create non-stop dinner time sharing! Kids will build robots that create art, write and perform theatre, learn computer coding for all ages, they will learn how to train a service dog, learn about the science behind superheroes, and understand urban infrastructure and so much more! Every day is a hands on adventure that will teach your child something new and exciting about our incredible planet and using solution based thinking. Our world needs solution-oriented innovators like never before. We believe that kids who learn to explore and fail with courage—the essence of innovation—are happier, more creative and more confident when faced with life’s challenges. YES Summer Program fosters a love of learning through play for all ages.  

Summer camp is free for all ages and space is limited so enroll today! Breakfast and lunch is included for all ages and YES Summer Program is open to all children in the community regardless of camp attendance! Camp dates are: June 17-29 and July 8-19. Camp times are 8:30a-12:30p.

YES Students go to Mars!

Even though it will be years before humans step foot on Mars, YES students have the opportunity to send their names to Mars on a chip aboard the new Mars rover! In July 2020, NASA launches a new Mars Exploration Program. The exploration program will launch a new rover and will land on Jezero Crater on Mars. The Mars 2020 mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars exploration, including key questions about the potential for life on Mars. The Mars 2020 rover introduces a drill that can collect core samples of the most promising rocks and soils and set them aside in a "cache" on the surface of Mars. The mission also provides opportunities to gather knowledge and demonstrate technologies that address the challenges of future human expeditions to Mars. YES Charter students received the opportunity to have their names sent on the rover that will be going to Mars! The Microdevices Laboratory at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, will use an electron beam to stencil the submitted names onto a silicon chip with lines of text smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair (75 nanometers). The chip will ride on the rover under a glass cover. In exchange, the students received honorary tickets to Mars from NASA. YES Charter Academy plans on following the progress of the rover and aligning engineering science curriculum with NASA’s Mars Robotics program to create curiosity based learning.

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