STEM Camp Spring

STEM Camp:
Explore New York

Monday, April 2, 2018 - Friday, April 6, 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

 

STEM Camp Spring
STEM Camp Spring

The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to offer our Spring Break STEM Camp from April 2-6, 2018. Over the course of five days, students in 5th-8th grades will explore NYC’s most famous sites and connect their significance with the fields of civil engineering, landscape architecture, and emerging technology.  Students will meet professional scientists and work in teams to solve challenges that are inquiry based.

Activities include:

  • Building bridges with simple materials
  • Designing a new park for a barren space
  • Walking tours of Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge
  • And more!

Over the course of this five-day STEM 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

All About Bridges: Students will take in depth looks into the architecture, design, and science behind one of greatest structures built by humans! In class activities and lessons will enable students to understand the driving forces behind bridges to help them build their own model.

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 learn the history and design behind one of NYC’s most iconic bridges during an in person tour! More details to follow.

Contact

Kristian Breton

Director, Education

212.298.8654

Monday

April 02, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Introductions by Academy Staff

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bridge Building Challenge-Which one can carry the weight?

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tour of Brooklyn Bridge

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Snack Break at Brooklyn Bridge Park

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Return to the Academy

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Roses and Thorns-Reflection Activity

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Prepare for Dismissal

Tuesday

April 03, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Intro to Ecology and Biodiversity

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore Central Park’s Hallett Nature Sanctuary

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Guided Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Snack Break!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Intro to Landscape Design?

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Roses and Thorns-Reflection Activity

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Prepare for Dismissal

Wednesday

April 04, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome Back!

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Intro to NYC Architecture

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bryant Park to Times Square-From Landmark Buildings to LEED status

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Workshop at the Academy to Test Building Designs

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Challenge Begins Now-Imagine NYC in 2050

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Roses and Thorns-Reflection Activity

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Prepare for Dismissal

Thursday

April 05, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome Back!

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Brainstorming Session

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Groups Work Together to Create Innovation Solutions

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Group Work Continued

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Snack Break!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Compare and Share

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Roses and Thorns-Reflection Activity

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Prepare for Dismissal

Friday

April 06, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome Back!

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Refine Innovative Solutions

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Prepare Presentations

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Practice Presentations

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Snack Break!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Share out

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Closing Ceremony

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Prepare for Dismissal