After School Programs

New After School Programs available for Portland-Vancouver Metro students

As part of our commitment to uplift and support our community, Airway Science for Kids is proud to offer free after school programming.

Programming at each location will run throughout the school year and pause during summer to allow time for summer camps. See below for location specific details and connect with us on social media or our newsletter for updates on expanded programming throughout the year.

An annual registration is required to attend after school programming.

Register here

Vancouver, WA – Ages 11-18

Pearson Field Education Center offers a general STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) clubs for students ages 11-18, from 4:30-6:00pm on Thursdays during the school year. This is a structured after school club and students should plan to attend the entire session each week.

After registration students are welcome to join the next scheduled session.

Here are all the details:

  • No cost

  • Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm

  • Located at Pearson Field Education Center (PFEC),  201B E Reserve St, Vancouver, WA 98661 [map]

  • Registration required

  • Students must be picked up by 6:00pm

Email PFEC@airsci.org with questions or for cancellations

Multiple Locations – Ages 11-18

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The Aerospace Training Center (ATC) and The Hangar at Pearson Field are participating in the ROADS program (Rover Observation And Drone Survey), a framework that lets students explore STEAM concepts through hands-on activities. ROADS takes inspiration from real NASA projects and guides students on a space-related mission. Each year ROADS tackles different science and engineering problems and to visit different solar system bodies.

For 2022–2023 we’re going back to the Moon!

Students will…

  • Create mission documentation

  • Observe the changing Moon as viewed from Earth

  • Investigate Artemis’s destination – the south pole of the Moon

  • Model the system of living objects in a closed spacecraft and design a plant experiment

  • Reflect on the types of items that help astronauts stay connected to home in space

  • Use the engineering design process to develop a wheel for a lunar rover

  • Operate a drone to simulate the Artemis trajectory

  • Robotics & programming — design and test a robot that can drive on the challenging lunar surface

This is a structured after school club and students should plan to attend the entire session each week.

After registration students are welcome to join the next scheduled session. Limited to 15 participants

Here are all the details:

  • Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm

  • Open to ages 11-18

  • Located at

    • Aerospace Training Center (ATC), 3710 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227 [map]

    • Located at Pearson Field Education Center (PFEC),  201B E Reserve St, Vancouver, WA 98661 [map]

  • Registration required

  • Students must be picked up by 6:00pm

Email info@airsci.org with questions

Portland, OR – Ages 11-13

The Aerospace Training Center (ATC) offers drop in after school programs for students ages 11-14, Monday through Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm during the school year. Flight simulators, Kerbal Space Program, STEAM activities, and homework help will be available.

After registration students are welcome to drop in any day Portland Portland Public Schools are in session.

Here are all the details:

  • No cost

  • Drop in and head home any time between 3:00-6:00pm

  • Located at the Aerospace Training Center (ATC), 3710 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227 [map]

  • Registration required

  • Students must be picked up by 6:00pm

Email info@airsci.org with questions

Portland, OR – Ages 11-18

The Aerospace Training Center (ATC) will facilitate an afterschool design and 3D printing club/program for students. Using the computer lab, students learn to design in TinkerCAD and prepare prints for printers in Ultimaker Cura. Students will use tablets to to sculpt their 3D designs in an app called Nomad or interested students can learn to use an app called Polycam for 3D scanning. There will also be the opportunity to learn how to make silicone molds from 3D models. When students have completed their designs they’ll be able to print them out on using on site 3D printers.

This is a structured after school club and students should plan to attend the entire session each week.

After registration students are welcome to join the next scheduled session. Limited to 15 participants

Here are all the details:

  • Club Days

    • Mondays 3:00pm-6:00pm – Ages 14-18

    • Fridays 3:00pm-6:00pm – Ages 11-13

  • Open design lab

    • Wednesdays 3:00pm-6:00pm – Ages​ 11-18

  • Located at the Aerospace Training Center (ATC), 3710 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227 [map]

  • Registration required

  • Students must be picked up by 6:00pm

Email info@airsci.org with questions

All Airway Science After School programming requires a once annual registration prior to attendance.

Register here