Science and Nature

Space Mission to Mars Workshop

Ages: 5-12
With our Space Mission to Mars workshop kids get to go on a virtual tour of Earth’s next door neighbor exploring the mysteries of Mars as if they were really there. They will get to test their piloting skills as they try to bring down their own SpaceTime Mars Landers on the surface of Mars, feel what Mars is like by making their very own Mars Mud, search for signs of life on Mars and much more!
Instructor: SpaceTime Inc.
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $25 R/$27 NR 
7740 Sa, June 25, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Parker Rover Rally & Robotics Classes
August 20, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Schoolhouse Parking Lot 
Get involved in Parker’s annual robotics event – the Parker Rover Rally! This August, come see teams of all ages with creative autonomous vehicles that compete for glory in three exciting events: Barrel Racing, Closest to the Pin, and Launch Ramp Long Jump. Entrants will submit one-of-a-kind robots that compete for awards in both creativity and technical categories. In addition to the competition, there will be hands-on activities, skaters versus robots long jump, food truck and more. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at

Rover Rally Basic Training

Ages: 9 - 14
Don’t miss your chance to learn about robotics and join the fun of the Rover Rally! This class is designed for “teams” of 1-3 people. Partner with friends or enjoy the bonding as a family team. In this class, teams will learn the essential skills for programming their autonomous vehicle. All teams will be ready to compete upon completing this class. Rover Rally Basic Training requires the purchase of a Rover Rally Vehicle Kit (kits range from $299-$349) one week prior to the start of class. Visit to purchase your vehicle. Students should bring their own laptop computer and a peanut-free snack.
Fee: $50 R/$55 NR 
7760 Sa, May 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
7761 Sa, June 18, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Sorry, class cancelled.) 
7762 Sa, July 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
7763 Sa, August 6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
The Parker Robert Rally is a celebration of creativity and technology leadership in Colorado. Competitors and sponsors can visit for entry details!