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Think Tank Challenge Centre

Students learn and use higher level thinking skills in a variety of atypical topic areas. Emphasis is on critical and creative thinking skills, problem solving and interpersonal skills where a major focus is on the process of learning. Programs include Creative Problem Solving, Forensics, Masks, Photography, Lego and more.  They are designed for high ability/high interest elementary age students in mind but are beneficial for all students. Sessions do not involve reading or writing and are all hands-on learning.

All sessions are taught by Nancy Greenall who has been teaching  thinking skills and gifted education at Mundy Road Challenge Center in Coquitlam for over 23 years.

Think Tank is located in Maple Ridge.
Sessions taught at another location is a possibility.

I realize this is the middle of summer and only a few of us are thinking about what will happen in the Fall. (In fact, many of us are still waiting for the real summer to arrive!) But I wanted to get this out to you early so you have a chance to do consider the sessions as you make your Fall plans.

Sessions I will be teaching on Thursdays include: Photography, Art and Technology and Advanced Lego. 

I am also excited to inform you that Think Tank will be offering  two sessions on Tuesdays. Pop Art painting for older students and teens will be taught by Bekah Aitchison, a professional artist.  Lisa Rae Simons, a professional musician, will be offering Music and Beyond for children ages 3 - 5 as well. 

For more details about the classes please refer to the ThinkTank Fall Program included as an attachment. It is also included below. If you have any questions please give me a call or drop me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. ( We will be holidaying at various times  during August but I will get back to you as soon as possible.)

Please note the date for early registration discounts for those who have sent in their Registration Form and payment, is August 25. Please see the attachment, or below, to discover other discount options.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with your children as we expand our minds, be creative and meet new friends... serious play...beyond imagining!

Nancy Greenall

Think Tank Challenge Center

22737-128th Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 4R3

THINK TANK Winter 2013 Sessions

Dates:  Thursdays, January 17, 2013 – March 7, 2013 (8 sessions)


Film School                                                Grades 1 – 5                                    9:30 – 11:00

We will embark on a ‘mini’ film school course where students will learn to create their own storyline, make props and sets, direct, film then edit their own short films. We will be using iMovie for editing and presenting their projects.                  

Cost:  $135 ($125 for early registration if paid by January 1)

Go! Go! Go!                                                Grades  1 – 4                                    12:30 – 2:00

Students will push, pull, drop, roll and fling their way through a variety of activities illustrating the forces on everything around us. We will look at the basics of ‘how stuff moves’ and at the Laws of Motion and how they can be used to explain the movements of everything. We will make elastic powered cars and other projects as we explore concepts that look at potential and kinetic energy, force, friction and other concepts we discover along the way as we look at how things Go! Go! Go!

Cost:  $135 ($125 for early registration if paid by January 1)

Engineering                                                Grades 3 – 6                                    3:00 – 4:30

We’ll learn strategies and techniques to put our creative problem solving to work while solving all types of engineering challenges. Our focus will be on structure building – students will be presented with hands on challenges to design and build towers, bridges and anything else we dream up. We’ll learn some engineering basics such as tension, compression, arches, geodesic domes…and focus on what engineers do most – BUILD THINGS!

Cost:  $135 ($125 for early registration if paid by January 1)



$10 discount for early registration per unit if paid by January 1, 2013

$10 discount for second (and third…) child in the same family

$10 discount for referring new children to Think Tank

$10 discount for a child enrolled in more than one session


TO REGISTER CONTACT:              Nancy Greenall               604.463.3151