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OPPORTUNITY: STEM Matters NYC Spring Break Camp(s)

posted Feb 24, 2015, 12:22 PM by Angela DeFilippis   [ updated Feb 24, 2015, 12:22 PM ]

DO YOU KNOW STUDENTS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A STEM MATTERS NYC SPRING BREAK CAMP?

 

Open to NYC Public School Students in Grades 1 through 8

 

Application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2015

 

 

Wildlife Detective Camp at the Bronx Zoo

Open to students in Grades 1 & 2
Program meets during Spring Break, April 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015  

During this week-long program, campers in grades 1-2 will become zoo detectives! Each day, through careful examination of the evidence and observation, campers will solve a new mystery or question. With the help of Bronx Children’s Museum, campers will spend time exploring the Bronx River and building upon their newly found knowledge by creating artwork expressing their thoughts and feelings through the process of collage and poems. Through exhibit visits, animal guest presentations and hands on science experiences, campers will hone their detective (and scientist) skills to solve any mystery that comes their way. Click here to apply.  

 

 

Zoo Explorers Camp at the Bronx Zoo 

Open to students in Grades 3, 4, & 5
Program meets during Spring Break, April 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015
 
Campers in grades 3-5 will learn how the Bronx Zoo staff saves wildlife by working to discover animal needs, inspire people and protect wild places. With help from the Bronx River Art Center, campers will explore ways to use art to shape their conservation messages. Games, activities, visits from wild animal guests and exhibit visits await your camper in this one of a kind exciting week-long adventure that culminates with campers educating the public at a special Conservation Station.  Click here to apply.

 

 

Marine Career Exploration Camp at the New York Aquarium

Open to students in Grades 6, 7 & 8
Program meets during Spring Break, April 6,7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015

Campers in grades 6-8 interested in learning about careers in marine biology and animal care at the conservation organization WCS New York Aquarium will engage in science activities related to daily career themes. Participants will learn about animal behavior science, create an animal exhibit model, conduct a biological survey, engage with the Animal Keepers, and examine veterinary specimens under a microscope. Click here to apply.

 

 

Art and Science Explorers at The New York Botanical Garden 

Open to students in Grades 6, 7 & 8
Program meets during Spring Break, April 6,7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015

Campers in grades 6-8 will experience the wonder of nature through the parallel characteristics of both scientific and artistic processes. Using the diverse biomes of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory as well as the work of Claude Monet as inspiration, participants will hone their observational skills and ask their own questions. Students will explore how the physical characteristics of nature inform the function of healthy ecosystems and investigate how elements of art they find in the natural world can be used in the principles of design for creating artwork. This camp includes a trip to the Museum of Modern Art to experience Claude Monet's Water Lilies. Click here to apply.