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California

Science & Sun: Robots, Frisbees & Coasters With Your Grandchild

Join a zoologist, a professional Frisbee golfer, a university professor and other local experts as you spark the scientific curiosity in your grandchild in the lab and at the zoo.
Rating (4.33)
Program No. 22887RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,899 / ADULT
999 / CHILD

At a Glance

Inspire the engineer or scientist in your grandchild as you work side-by-side during hands-on lab experiments, games and other adventures. Learn about biomechanics from an all-star Frisbee player, robot construction from engineers and green environments from a zoologist at the San Diego Zoo. Go kayaking at Mission Beach, experience the physics of rollercoasters in real life at Belmont Park, take part in a robot competition and search for seals with a local expert. This perfect mix of scientific studies and active adventures will keep you and your grandchild going all week, creating memories together that will last a lifetime.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking two miles, playing Frisbee golf and kayaking.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Build a robot together with your grandchild and with the help of engineering students and their instructor, and compete in a robot competition.
  • Learn from professional Frisbee players about the biomechanics behind the sport and play a round with them.
  • Explore the exciting city of San Diego as you go kayaking, seal spotting and exploring at the San Diego Zoo.
Featured Expert
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Valerie Thatcher
Valerie Thatcher was born and raised in San Diego. As she grew up in the area, she watched first hand as San Diego became one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Scuba diving, horseback riding, golf and boating are just a few of the activities Valerie enjoys on a year-round basis given San Diego’s mild climate. As an educator, she led student groups throughout the county. Valerie is now excited to share her city and its highlights with Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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