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The disappearance of the honey bee has been alarming this past decade and will have a huge impact on one third of our food supply if we, as a society, don't take action. The restoration of the bee population in the United States will not be a few companies with millions of bee hives, instead it will be millions of people having 1 or 2 hives in their backyards. Join this class and learn how you can be part of the solution. In this class, you will learn how to set up your hive the correct way. Discover the protective bee equipment, hive components, and assembly.  Understand the difference between the bees and why you need to know. Learn honey bee biology and class system, as well as colony management, pest management, and honey production. Also, you will be able to diagnose the signs and symptoms of viruses and colony collapse disorder and what you can do to prevent it. You will also have the opportunity to join a beekeeping club at the Cedar Valley Arboretum. This class meets every other week.

Start date: 06/07/17

End date: 08/16/17

Tuition $149.00



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Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Start date: 07/10/17

End date: 07/14/17

Tuition $179.00



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Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Start date: 07/10/17

End date: 07/14/17

Tuition $179.00



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Make people feel extra special by showing your creativity in your cookie decorating. Learn easy decorating techniques that take little time or effort but really make the event or holiday memorable. Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Big Sister or Brother, feel free to bring one child to the class for free. Child must be at least 7 yrs. old. Each paid registration will leave with 2 dozen specially, decorated cookies at the end of class. This class will meet at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex: 300 Jefferson Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 06/22/17

End date: 06/22/17

Tuition $45.00



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Learn simple and fun decorating techniques that will transform your cupcakes into delightful treats and make your event extra special. Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Big Sister or Brother, feel free to bring one child to the class for free. The child must be at least 7 years old. Each paid registration will leave with one dozen specially, decorated cupcakes at the end of class. This class will meet at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex: 300 Jefferson Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 07/20/17

End date: 07/20/17

Tuition $45.00



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Be introduced to the healing power of Iowa's weeds. Learn to identify various plants historically used by our ancestors for healing and magic. You will have the opportunity to use various herbs to make a tincture to take home.

Start date: 05/17/17

End date: 05/17/17

Tuition $49.00



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In this class, you will examine the multitude of divination tools used in forecasting the future.  A brief history along with the opportunity to learn and practice with card readings, pendulums, psychometry, Runes, divining rods and more is in store with this class.

Start date: 05/11/17

End date: 05/11/17

Tuition $29.00



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Do you have vintage or handmade items that you would like to sell? Setting up your own Etsy shop is a great way to connect your product with people who want it, and it's free and easy to start. Learn everything you need to know, from making your profile, to listing your items, to getting paid. In addition, get your questions answered and gain many extra tips and hints so you can open your own popular and profitable Etsy store fast!  

Start date: 05/16/17

End date: 05/23/17

Tuition $49.00



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Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  

Start date: 06/26/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $179.00



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Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  

Start date: 06/26/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $179.00



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Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Start date: 07/24/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $179.00



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Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Start date: 07/24/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $179.00



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