Invent Now, Inc. is pleased to announce that its nationally-acclaimed Club Invention program is returning to Wellesley this summer. Club Invention is a weeklong summer day program for students entering grades one through six. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content.
“Club Invention’s reputation as a leader in high-quality summer programming has helped us to grow from a museum program impacting 300 children in 1990 to a national program impacting over 76,000 children,” explains Michael J. Oister, Chief Operating Officer for Invent Now. “We have families who tell us Club Invention changed their child’s outlook on learning, and stories like those keep us inspired.”
Each day, children rotate through four integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play.
In this summer’s Envision program, children will experience different modules including Inventeureka™, Action and Adventure Games™, Magnetropolis™, and I Can Invent: Balloon Burst™. Children will spend their week visiting a faux island to study magnetism, taking a fantasy adventure on the Ci6000 Space Modulator Time Machine, inventing a balloon-bursting machine, and much more! Even if a child has participated in the past, he or she will benefit from brand new adventures throughout the week.
Also launching this summer is the Counselor-in-Training program, ideal for Club Invention “graduates” who are now too old for the program. These individuals will assist Leadership Interns with tasks and help to mentor participants. Counselors-in-Training will leave with volunteer experience and a step ahead of others when entering high school.
To register a child for these programs or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit www.ClubInvention.org or call 800-968-4332.
Since Club Invention’s inception, the program has grown to include over 1,200 school partnerships in 49 states. In 2011, more than 76,000 children participated nationwide. Club Invention was created in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which continues to support Invent Now’s mission to inspire creativity and inventive thinking in children of all ages.