Air Rockets (5th and older)
Students learn the basics of rocketry and how the four forces affect flight: weight, thrust, lift and drag. Each group will build their own paper rocket and explore how aerodynamics work to the advantage or disadvantage of their rocket at launch time. Through trial and error, students will get to make adjustments to increase the flight of their rocket.
GPS (3rd and older)
Our GPS program provides an outside and active recreation period for all ages. Using Rock Springs GPS devices, participants will guide themselves around our facility to find the waypoints we have posted. This activity is a fun introduction to GPS units, and the usefulness they can provide.
Pioneer Crossings (3rd and older)
Pioneers heading west had many challenges that are unknown to us today. Pioneer Crossing looks to challenge participants to think about the way life used to be, and the difficulties pioneers faced during their travels. Using natural materials they find, participants will construct miniature rafts. Once completed, the rafts will be tested for buoyance in our stream to determine its success!
Power of Wind (3rd and older)
Creativity and engineering are at the forefront in this activity. With sustainable energy on the rise, the participants will be given the chance to create their own wind turbine blade designs. Using trial and error along with problem solving, the youth will try and register as much voltage output as possible from their miniature turbines.
Robotics (1st and older)
Robots are the wave of the future. Learn the basic components to programming and coding. As kids learn to program they build key skills that include critical thinking, problem solving, sequencing and programming fundamentals. Our robots are geared for all grades with our Mouse Bots and Ozo Bot programs.
Simple Machines (3rd and older)
Experience hands on learning of one or more of the six simple machines to modify motion and force in order to perform work. Put your knowledge to the test or come out to explore how these devices can be applied to everyday work. Through trial and error, kids get to test their models and make adjustments through a series of challenges for their machines.
Rock Springs offers a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for registered groups. Scheduled activities feature qualified instructors who cover both safety and technique. In addition, a selection of sports equipment is available for independent activities. Registered guests may take self-guided tours and nature walks on the trails throughout the grounds. Please ask for a map during registration for specific directions to our various trails.