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Missouri

A Scientific World of Discovery With Your Younger Grandchild

Delve into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with your grandchild during hands-on experiments and activities with zany scientists and experts.
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Program No. 22895RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
949 / ADULT
699 / CHILD
Missouri

A Scientific World of Discovery With Your Younger Grandchild

Delve into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with your grandchild during hands-on experiments and activities with zany scientists and experts.
Length
6 days
Starts at
949 / ADULT
699 / CHILD
Program No. 22895 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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Age 6 - 8
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Jun 13 – Jun 18, 2021
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Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2021
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Jul 25 – Jul 30, 2021
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Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2021
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Aug 8 – Aug 13, 2021
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Aug 8 - Aug 13, 2021
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At a Glance

Step into the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) — where butterflies flutter freely and you can become an astronaut for the day. Explore a place where zany scientists use hands-on experiments and water-bottle rockets to uncover chemistry and physics lessons your grandchildren will love. Put on your lab coat and become a scientist, engineer and artist, and inspire discovery in the eyes of your grandchild in the exciting city of St. Louis and its charming, historic neighbor, St. Charles.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Considerable standing, 1-2 miles of walking per day and boarding buses.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Head to the famous St. Louis Science Center where you’ll work together with your grandchild to create a “Scribble Bot” robot, and learn to program a robot using a LEGO WeDo kit.
  • Experience the magic of 1,000 live tropical butterflies flying freely at Sachs Butterfly House, and gather around the campfire to hear Native American stories.
  • “Embrace your inner astronaut at the Challenger Learning Center’s simulated spacecraft and planetarium before tackling hands-on projects that explore the possibility of life on Mars.”

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 6-8. For a program for older grandchildren (ages 9-11), check out "To Missouri & Beyond: Space & Robots With Your Grandchild" (#21935).
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Fred Heidolph
Fred Heidolph is a lifelong resident of the St. Louis area. He attended the University of Missouri — St. Louis and majored in chemistry and physics. Fred’s passion for aviation led him to a fulfilling career at McDonnell Douglas, during which time he worked in the standards and calibration lab and was later promoted to a logistics engineer for the F-18 fighter program. During his tenure with McDonnell Douglas, he also earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. In 1989, after 11 years at McDonnell Douglas, Fred left the company to start a wholesale nursery tree business and became a stay-at-home dad for his five children. Today, Fred enjoys playing the clarinet in the St. Charles and O’Fallon municipal bands and occasionally playing for the St. Charles Community College music program. In addition, he teaches summer camp classes in physics and chemistry for St. Charles Community College and loves teaching children about science and aviation.

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

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Fred Heidolph is a lifelong resident of the St. Louis area. He attended the University of Missouri — St. Louis and majored in chemistry and physics. Fred’s passion for aviation led him to a fulfilling career at McDonnell Douglas, during which time he worked in the standards and calibration lab and was later promoted to a logistics engineer for the F-18 fighter program. During his tenure with McDonnell Douglas, he also earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. In 1989, after 11 years at McDonnell Douglas, Fred left the company to start a wholesale nursery tree business and became a stay-at-home dad for his five children. Today, Fred enjoys playing the clarinet in the St. Charles and O’Fallon municipal bands and occasionally playing for the St. Charles Community College music program. In addition, he teaches summer camp classes in physics and chemistry for St. Charles Community College and loves teaching children about science and aviation.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly
by Laura Marsh
Aimed for young readers, this accessible, illustrated book perfectly introduces the four stages of a caterpillar’s life.
A World of Butterflies
by Brian Cassie, Robert Michael Pyle (Introduction)
Vivid color images and short descriptions of some the world's most beautiful butterflies fill this photographic celebration.
St. Charles (Then and Now)
by Jessica Dreyer, Vicki Berger Erwin
Settled in 1769, St. Charles is an example of historic preservation -- though by the 1960s many of the buildings had deteriorated and would have been demolished if not for the efforts of educated citizens who spurned a period of revitalization and restoration. Through photos, both old and new, readers will see the city of St. Charles as it was and is now.
Images of America: St. Charles
by Don Graveman, Dianna Graveman
This Missouri city began humbly when a French Canadian fur trader built a cabin on the Missouri River in 1769. He named the settlement Les Petites Cotes (the little hills). St. Charles has seen much excitement over the years, including a visit by Lewis and Clark and a number of devastating natural disasters.
National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics
by Jennifer Swanson
This heavily illustrated National Geographic book introduces kids to everything robotics, from the tiniest robo-bees to giant factory machines.
The Lego Mindstorms NXT Zoo!
by Fay Rhodes
A companion to the Lego Mindstorms robotics kit, this book teaches young and old inventors alike how to build a variety of animated animals, including a hopping frog, a walking camel and an eight-legged spider that walks forward and backward.
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
by Tom Robinson
Using common household items, kids can recreate dozens of fun and educational science experiments, covering fields from biology to chemistry and physics to outer space. Experiments answer questions such as: can you blow up a balloon without blowing into it? What is inside a coin? Can a magnet ever be "turned off"?
Face to Face With Butterflies
by Darlyne Murawski
The wild and wonderful world of magnificent butterflies by the photographer and biologist author of Face to Face with Caterpillars.
Weird Missouri
by James Strait
Part of an award-winning series, Weird Missouri introduces tourists to the off-the-beaten path destinations, including ghostly sites and peculiar roadside attractions, as well as local legends and crazy characters. Heavily illustrated.
Smithsonian Handbook: Butterflies and Moths
by David A. Carter
This photographic field guide to butterflies and moths is illustrated in the attractive Eyewitness style, and includes key identification features for each species.
Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide
by Linda Garrow
For young naturalists, this is the perfect introduction to the world of insects, caterpillars and butterflies. Includes handy identification information and fun facts.





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