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In-Person Workshops & Classes for Winter / Spring 2024

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"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.  

In Fall, Winter and Spring, 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.    

    

City of Ottawa Workshops & Classes 

Registration is ongoing for both Winter and Spring programs.

Best Way to Register: Use the barcodes, or their links, below to find 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.

Visit ottawa.ca for more info.

Tip: If you are searching for our programs and camps, use 'Orange STEM' as the key word.   

LEGO® Club – Orange STEM Education                
Learn LEGO® building techniques as you and a partner construct a variety of mechanical Technic projects. Develop your own creations with Technic gears, beams, wheels and axles. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 

Ken Ross Park
Saturday, March 2, 2024   Noon - 2 pm   Ages 7-12                            66704 Full

Rideauview Community Centre
Tuesdays, April 9 & 16, 2024   6 - 7:30 pm  Ages 7-12                        86925

Nepean Sportsplex
Sunday, April 14, 2024  9-11 am  Ages 7-10                                        80729

Tony Graham Kanata Rec Complex
Sunday, April 21, 2024   9-11 am  Ages 7-12                                       81349 2 spots

 

LEGO® Contraptions – Orange STEM Education      
Learn about using gears, motors, axles, wheels and specialized LEGO® Technic pieces. Discover how real machines work as you and a partner build contraptions and other machines that move. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 

South Fallingbrook   
Sunday, February 25, 2024  9 - 11 am    Ages 8-12                              69180  4 spots

Fisher Park Community Centre
Saturday, April 13, 2024  9-11 am     Ages 7-14                                    81330

Tony Graham Kanata Rec Complex
Wednesdays, April 17 & 24, 2024  6 - 7:30 pm  Ages 8-13                  81347

Aquaview Community Hall    
Thursdays, April 18 & 25, 2024  6- 7:30 pm   Ages 8-12                      81685

Rideauview Community Centre
Tuesdays, April 30 & May 7, 2024   6 - 7:30 pm  Ages 7-12                 86930

Ken Ross
Saturday, May 4, 2024  9 - 11 am   Ages 8-12                                      83981

 

LEGO® Tinkering – Orange STEM Education             
With a partner, learn to use LEGO® Technic and other materials to create moving mechanisms on LEGO peg boards. Build various motorized machines and a marble run. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

Aquaview Community Hall      NEW DATES
Thursdays, February 29 & March 7, 2024    6-7:30 pm     Ages 7-12             70949 1 spot

 

LEGO® Electronics – Orange STEM Education                 
LEGO® engineering with a focus on electronics! Learn about electronics concepts, components and systems. With a partner, use a modular circuit building tool to create circuits that will power LEGO machines and projects. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

Fisher Park Community Centre
Saturday, April 27, 2024  9-11 am     Ages 8-14                                    81331

 

LEGO® Mosaics and 8-Bit Art – Orange STEM Education    
Sketch out designs and transform them into LEGO®  mosaics. Build 8-bit LEGO art and learn a variety of LEGO®  building techniques. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

Aquaview Community Hall
Thursdays, May 16 & 23, 2024    6-7:30 pm   Ages 7-12                    81694

 

LEGO® Junior Robotics and Coding – Orange STEM Education   
Build Ian’s unique powered machines and sensor-driven LEGO® SPIKE Prime robots. Use Scratch coding to program sounds, lights, screen images, and motion. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

Aquaview Community Hall      NEW DATES
Thursdays, February 15 & 22, 2024   6 - 7:30 pm    Ages 8-12              70948 2 spots
Thursdays, May 2 & 9, 2024   6 - 7:30 pm   Ages 8-12                           81689

Rideauview Community Centre 
Tuesdays, February 20 & 27, 2024  6 - 7:30 pm  Ages 8-12                  69546 Full

Ken Ross
Saturday, April 20, 2024  9-11 am    Ages 8-12                                      83977

Nepean Sportsplex
Sunday, April 28, 2024  9-11 am    Ages 7-10                                        80737 Full

Tony Graham Kanata Rec Complex
Wednesdays, May 1 & 8, 2024  6 - 7:30 pm  Ages 8-13                        81350

Fisher Park Community Centre
Saturday, May 11, 2024  9-11 am     Ages 7-13                                     81332

 

LEGO® Building and SPIKE Robotics – Orange STEM Education 
Build mechanical projects such as a vice-grip, hand drill, flywheel, robotic arm and Bumper-Bot using Technic and motors. Build a LEGO® SPIKE Prime robot to perform challenges. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 

Tony Graham Kanata Rec Complex
Sunday, May 5, 2024  9-11 am   Ages 8-14                                             81353 4 spots

Nepean Sportsplex
Sunday, May 12, 2024  9-11 am   Ages 8-11                                           80740 2 spots

 

LEGO® SPIKE Prime Robotics and Coding – Orange STEM Education 
With a partner, build and program LEGO® SPIKE Prime robots. Build a walking robot, a wobble-bot and a marble contraption. Using Scratch, program your autonomous robots to perform tasks based on input from force and colour sensors. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

Fisher Park Community Centre
Saturday, March 2, 2024     9-11 am       Ages 8-14                              67684 Full

 

LEGO® Senior SPIKE Robotics and Coding–Orange STEM Education        Ages 8-14 
With a partner, design efficient and functional LEGO® SPIKE Prime robots, using minimal componentry. Build attachments for specific tasks and program robots to perform challenges. Learn about robotics contests. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.  

Tony Graham Kanata Rec Complex
Wednesdays, February 21 & 28, 2024    6 - 7:30 pm     Ages 8-14      69474 1 spot

 

Our other programs include:  

LEGO® Build it Big – Orange STEM Education               Ages 5-6
Working in teams, build large-scale pyramid and castle structures. Using specialized LEGO® elements such as beams, gears, axles, and wheels, create unique working machines. Operate LEGO robots. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

LEGO® Designer – Orange STEM Education                    Ages 7-8
Learn about forces and engineering principles as you and a partner build vehicles, airplanes and spacecraft. Strengthen LEGO® building skills. Build Ian's cool projects, and those from the LEGO Master Builder Academy. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

LEGO® Minecraft® Engineer – Orange STEM Education          Ages  8-12
Hands-on creativity! With a partner, design and build micro or large-scale LEGO® Minecraft villages, farms and landscapes. Join them with others, to create unique and amazing worlds. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy', Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

 

**Don't forget to check out our City of Ottawa Virtual Programs.** 

 

Original Programs

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:
ian@orangestem.ca

 

Revised February 18, 2024