In-Person Workshops & Classes for Winter 2023
"Mr. Dudley has been helping kids discover the joy of LEGO robotics through hands-on programming and building for many years and these opportunities to take a weekly class with others who are also interested in LEGO robotics can’t be beat," Rebecca Stanisic, SavvyMom.ca
Orange STEM has delivered thousands of LEGO® workshops and classes to children 5-14 as well as to adults involved in team building and teachers training to be Technology Educators.
Our wide range of LEGO programs is available through City of Ottawa recreation centres across the city, and also at independent centres including Dovercourt, the Old Ottawa South Firehall, Manor Park and the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. Many of our recreation programs are offered as one-time workshops or as multi-week classes.
Orange STEM Education has many safety protocols in place for all in-person learning. These measures continue to change as appropriate to the times.
All Orange STEM staff are fully vaccinated and wear masks. We continue to strongly encourage that our students be vaccinated and wear masks.
Please see Safety Measures or ask us for more information.
Note that all in-person programming is subject to current health guidelines and is therefore subject to change. Please confirm with the Centre or contact Orange STEM for up to date information.
City of Ottawa Winter Workshops & Classes
Registration is ongoing at ottawa.ca. Use the barcode links below to open the relevant page within the City's new registration system. You'll need an account to register. Note that online recreation guides are no longer published.
Don't forget to check out our Virtual classes as well.
LEGO® EV3 Robotics & Programming
Build and program Mindstorms® EV3 robots. Build a walking robot, inch worm and EV3 bot. Program your autonomous robots to perform tasks based on input from various sensors.
Saturday, February 25, 2023 9-11 am Ages 9-15 #37854 FULL
Wed. March 1-8 , 2023 6 - 7:30 pm Ages 8-13 #37062 FULL
Sunday, March 5, 2023 9-11 am Ages 9-15 #36962 FULL
Learn LEGO building techniques as you construct a variety of mechanical TechnicTM projects. Develop your own creations with Technic gears, beams, wheels and axles.
Thursdays, January 19-26, 2023 6 -7:30 pm Ages 6-8 #36272 2 spots
Saturday, January 21, 2023 9-11 am Ages 6-8 #37058
LEGO® Junior Robotics and Coding
Build smart Power Functions machines, and Ian's unique sensor-driven Mindstorms® EV3 robots. Using tablet-based coding, program your robot's sounds, lights, screen images, and movements.
Friday, January 20, 2023 9:30 - noon Ages 7-9 #36484 2 spots
Friday, January 20, 2023 12:30 - 3 pm Ages 9-13 #36486
Tuesdays, February 21-28, 2023 6-7 pm Ages 7-9 #36960 FULL
LEGO® Technic Building and EV3 Robotics
Build projects such as a vice-grip, hand drill, flywheel, robotic arm and Bumper-Bot using Power Functions and Technic. Build a Mindstorms® EV3 robot. Perform challenges using pre-loaded programs.
Sunday, January 22, 2023 9-11 am Ages 8-15 #37813 FULL
Wednesdays, February 1- 8, 2023 6-7:30 pm Ages 8-13 #37061
Saturday, February 4, 2023 9-11 am Ages 8-12 #36887
Saturday, February 11, 2023 9-11 am Ages 8-15 #37060
Thursdays, February 16-23, 2023 6-7:30 pm Ages 8-12 #36278
Learn about using gears, motors, axles, wheels and specialized Technic pieces with classic LEGO elements. Discover how real machines work as you build contraptions and other machines that move.
Sunday, January 15, 2023 9-11 am Ages 7-13 #36882
Tuesdays, January 17-24, 2023 6-7:30 pm Ages 8-13 #37064
Saturday, January 28, 2023 9-11 am Ages 7-13 #37806 FULL
Tuesdays, Jan. 31 - Feb. 7, 2023 6 - 7:30 pm Ages 7-13 #36965 FULL
Thursdays, February 2-9, 2023 6-7:30 pm Ages 7-13 #36276
Ken Ross Park
Sunday, February 5, 2023 9:30-11:30 am Ages 7-13 #36490 FULL
**Don't forget to check out our City of Ottawa Virtual Programs as well!**
For our original full range of City of Ottawa programs please see LEGO Programs
Ask us about private workshops for your family, small group or club. Contact:
Revised January 10, 2023