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Open to NYC Public School Students in Grades 1 through 12

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

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.

Planet Keepers and Climate Change

Open to students in Grades 3, 4 & 5
Program meets during Spring Break, April 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015

Student scientists will learn the principles of environmental science at the Environmental Study Center. What is a carbon footprint? What is built-in obsolescence? How can we conserve our resources? How do our purchases affect the environment? Click here for more information and 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.

Seed to Table

Open to students in Grades 3, 4 & 5
Program meets Saturdays, March 28, May 2 and 23, June 13 and 20, 2015

Campers will work with Queens Botanical Garden scientists and Environmental Study Center staff to plant and care for a garden, harvest the crops and prepare healthy and delicious foods with their bounty as they explore design elements that are critical to a garden’s success. This Saturday camp will engage students in selecting appropriate species for the garden as well as planting, maintaining and planning for its future. Click here for more information and to apply.

Weapons of the Wild

Open to students in Grades 3, 4 & 5
Program meets Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2015

Poison, armor, camouflage, oh my! Come to the Environmental Study Center to discover how organisms defend themselves within their environment through hands-on learning and animal encounters at ESC. This program includes a trip to Prospect Park Zoo where student scientists will work with an animal behavior specialist. Click here for more information and to apply.


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Food without a Footprint: Cooking with a Conscience

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

Student scientists will explore the sustainability and carbon footprint of the food we eat. Come to the Environmental Study Center to practice your kitchen skills while cooking your way through various food groups. Click here for more information and 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.

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle!

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

Student scientists will be introduced to the concept of upcycling. Instead of discarding everyday material, unique and thoughtful items will be created. Throughout the duration of this program at the Environmental Study Center, student upcyclers will create a variety of items to take home. This is an exciting camp for the artistic environmentalist in all of us. Click here for more information and to apply. 


HIGH SCHOOL

DNA Science Camp

Open to students in grades 9, 10, 11 & 12
Program meets during Spring Break, April 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015

Are you interested in molecular genetics and modern biotechnology? Do you wish you had more time in the lab at school? Do you want to learn more about DNA? Apply now to attend DNA Science Camp during Spring Break at the Harlem DNA Lab. DNA Science Camp provides extensive lab experience with the basic techniques of recombinant DNA, including DNA restriction and ligation, bacterial transformation and plasmid isolation. Click here for more information and to apply.

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