CCAC
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Topics > General Interest


Amateur Astronomy--Understanding & Observing the Night Sky
$119.00 (1 section available)
Explore the scope of the universe, immense distances, stargazing equipment, the solar system, deep space, seasons and constellations. The grand finale will be "in the field," an actual observation of the night sky using various types of telescopes.

Arts Integration for Classroom Teachers
$69.00 (1 section available)
Participants in this class will explore elements of arts integration into content area curriculum. The goal of the course will be for teachers to feel confident in creating active, dynamic, hands-on curriculum, which incorporates different art forms into their content area. Collaborative group work, sample exercises and lessons, and innovative lesson planning tools will all be utilized. Participants will leave inspired and with developed lesson plans to utilize in their classroom for the upcoming school year and beyond.

Bee Keeping for Beginners
$49.00 (1 section available)
Discover the many benefits of raising bees in your own backyard. Learn the basics of what you need to begin backyard beekeeping, from buying honeybees and constructing the hive to preventing bee swarming and harvesting honey.

Introduction to Improvisation
$59.00 (1 section available)
This introduction to improvisation class will focus on the basic concepts of agreeing, building and developing a scene, and creating characters and environments in improvised theatre. It will be a fun and interactive way to challenge yourself outside your comfort zone. "The biggest joy of improv is that everyone is always right!"

Life of Abraham Lincoln
$89.00 (1 section available)
Examine the life of Abraham Lincoln, America's greatest president. It will begin with the early development of his unique character and continue with his life as an Illinois lawyer/politician. The course will then proceed to his leadership during the American Civil War.

Make-Up Workshop - Intensive
$79.00 (1 section available)
Learn the tricks of the trade for doing your own make-up or someone else's make-up! Students will learn color-matching, foundation and concealer, how to apply a universal eye for day and night and perfect placement of blush and lip color. Students should bring their own make-up and clean make-up brushes, free standing mirror, tissues, and lunch.

Spider ID workshop
$39.00 (1 section available)
=Learn how to identify common spiders from Western PA! We will spend the entire workshop catching and identifying spiders from around the campus. You will learn how to recognize many of our common spiders using magnifiers and microscopes. This workshop is designed for beginners and enthusiasts alike!

Spiders: Fear and Fascination
$39.00 (1 section available)
Students will challenge their fears of spiders and enrich their fascination by learning about the natural history of spiders. In this workshop, students will learn the taxonomy and classification of spiders, examine live and preserved specimens and discuss common misconceptions which lead to irrational fears. By the end of the workshop students will be able to identify common spiders, identify the different types of spider webs and debunk widespread spider myths.

Summer STEM Workshop for Teachers
$39.00 (1 section available)
Excite your students with hands-on engineering activities. Demonstrate how a robot thinks using an unplugged, coding simulation. Create an app with code.org. *Students will need to bring their laptops or have access to a computer lab.

Talking Pittsburgh - A Scandalous Adventure
$29.00 (2 sections available)
=Join us for a fun, weird, interactive hour focusing on Pittsburgh's past (1870-1920s). Topics of discussion will be powerful people, prohibition, brothels, speakeasies, and a little architecture. We will also view/handle old photos and various props to add to the experience. This is the same adventure as "Walkin Talkin Pittsburgh" but without the walking.

 
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