NYCCAAM offers multi-day camps in the summer and over some school breaks for NYC public school students in upper elementary and middle school. For more information, email SpaceCenter@schools.nyc.gov.
In a week packed with hands-on excitement, campers train as pilots using flight simulators in our NASA Aerospace Education Lab; build and program Mars rovers with EV3 LEGO robots; design, construct, and launch rockets; participate in activities that simulate astronaut training and learn about the history of space exploration. These activities are all done in preparation for their ultimate mission: a simulated space adventure.
In NYCCAAM’s week long Earth Climate Institute, high school students explore climate change through the lens of NASA’s Earth Observing System, discovering how remote sensing works, learning how the Earth Observing System satellites collect the data, and using computer programs to investigate the meaning of the data. In addition, students visit NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) to learn about careers at NASA and meet the scientists who are doing this research. On the final day, students take a simulated mission to the International Space Station where a developing crisis in Earth orbit will be putting all that has been learned by the participants to the test. Students will join forces in a team effort to complete their mission and return safely to Earth.