Computer Science Summer Camp

STEM Camp: Computer Science and Urban Farming

Monday, August 6, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

Computer Science and Urban Farming

The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to offer STEM Camp from August 6-10, 2018.​ Over the course of five days, students in 5th-8th grades will work alongside scientists from some of New York City’s leading institutions in a range of hands-on activities to expand their skills in multiple STEM areas.

Activities include:

  • Learning how sensors can monitor the health of a garden and how computers can be programmed to automate the needs of plants
  • Solve engineering challenges by working with their peers to create solutions
  • Opportunities to meet STEM professionals working in the field
  • Exploring the fun in STEM!

Over the course of this five-day Science Camp, students will gain:

  • Leadership skills through STEM design challenges
  • Communication techniques that allow them to share STEM concepts with their peers
  • Scientific collaboration and engineering skills
  • Teamwork and problem-solving experience

Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Session Descriptions

Introduction to Coding: Students will learn how to write programs enabling them to monitor garden health and activity through the use of simple sensors.

Leadership and Teamwork: Students will learn the skills sets for leadership and how to be a good leader in the STEM world, with exposure to real world examples of teenagers who are STEM leaders. Students will practice their skills through a variety of hands-on challenges.

Field Trips: Students will visit a rooftop garden and farm within the five boroughs to learn about innovative urban farming.  On days when students are not on field trips, there will be recreational time outdoors in nearby Rockefeller Park.

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