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Open to students in Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm every day
Lights, camera, action! In this jam packed week of wildlife, campers will record their journey through the world's most EXTREME habitats and get to know the amazing animals they find along the way. With the help of exhibit visits, animal visitors, and hands-on activities, campers will learn why animals' adaptations make them the best stunt doubles on every set from the Sahara Desert to the North Pole.
Open to students in Grades 1, 2, and 3Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm every day
Jump into an epic zoo story! Bob, the “alien,” needs help understanding everything students learn at zoo camp. This program explores the Zoo through the lens of a great storyteller. Campers will get to know the characters (zoo animals), the setting (their habitats), and the fast-paced plot (their interesting behaviors and interactions). At the end of each day, campers will retell their zoo story through puppetry, theater, or a storybook of their own to help Bob understand what they learned.
Open to students in Grades 2 and 3Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm every day
Explore the natural world around you at Eco Adventures camp! Campers will encounter animals and plants at the Environmental Study Center and explore the backyard and garden while keeping a naturalist journal of their discoveries. They will participate in exciting hands-on activities to investigate different ecosystems including creating leaf art and homemade binoculars, gardening, and dissecting an owl pellet. After this exciting week, campers will truly become stewards of the environment!
Get up close and personal with incredible wildlife at the Central Park Zoo! Learn the many ways animals survive in different habitats as well as how local wildlife adapts to survive in NYC's urban environment. Campers will explore the Zoo, make special treats for zoo animals, and learn how to care for them. Campers will also build their own terrarium to take home. Each day will include meeting live animals, hands-on activities, independent reading, games, making crafts, and more!
Open to students in Grades 3, 4, and 5Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm every day
Explore the history, science, and art of photography in I Spy New York! Campers will learn the historical significance of parks, bridges, buildings, and neighborhoods, as well as the structural, engineering, and city planning considerations that contributed to their construction. Campers will study artifacts, maps, and images on view in the exhibition New York at Its Core, and also learn how to use a digital camera as well as photographic skills including, point of view, composition, framing, leading lines, and more! Possible field trips include Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and The Highline.
Join Queens Botanical Garden staff as they take you on a fun journey of discovery, adventure, and imagination! Nature Explorers camp offers a blend of nature exploration, scientific investigation, art projects, and games inspired by the Garden’s collections and landscapes.
Open to students in Grades 4 and 5Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm every day
Full STEAM ahead! Use ESC as a STEAM learning lab to practice the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Highlights of this jam-packed week include observing animal behavior, making enrichment toys for animal stimulation and exercise, gardening in ESC’s urban garden, and creating naturalist sketches of the outdoors.
Open to students in Grades 4, 5, and 6Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm every day
Explore the Queens Zoo to learn science, technology, engineering, and math! Each day, participants will focus on a specific topic and engage in hands-on learning experiences to understand animal behaviors, zoo care and nutrition, and wildlife conservation. Camp activities will enable and encourage campers to be creative, work collaboratively, share ideas, and gain an appreciation of animals in the Zoo.
Become deeply immersed in the work of a wildlife ecologist to learn about ecology and conservation biology and transform into an ecosystem expert! Through hands-on experiences using Zoo exhibits, animals, and resources, campers will explore the interactions of living and nonliving things within an ecosystem, observe physical and behavioral adaptations of different animals, and develop their own ecosystem to better understand the natural world.
Open to students in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:30pm every day
In a week packed with hands-on excitement, campers will train as pilots using flight simulators in the 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 prepare campers for their ultimate mission, a simulated space adventure!
Open to students in Grades 6, 7, and 8Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm every day
Explore careers in marine biology and animal care as well as jobs at institutions like the New York Aquarium! Campers will engage in science activities related to daily career themes. During the program, participants will have the opportunity to meet with professionals that help run and operate the Aquarium. This week-long exploration culminates in a special presentation of campers' work that will be open to their family and friends.
Open to students in Grades 7 and 8Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm every day
STEM STARS (STudent Astronomers Reaching for Space) will immerse campers in the study of Mars exploration, engineering, and life in space. Campers will learn about the conditions astronauts would experience if they were to set foot on Mars, build model rovers and space capsules using recyclable materials, and participate in hands-on activities to understand what is involved in sending astronauts to a planet 140 million miles away. Campers will explore the Intrepid Museum’s exhibits including Mercury and Gemini space capsule replicas, the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise, and a Russian Soyuz capsule. Campers will also participate in programs using the planetarium, 3D printers, and resources from NASA.