Jul
6
Mon
Amazing Brains: A Virtual Art Exhibit @ New York Hall of Science
Jul 6 – Dec 31 all-day
Amazing Brains: A Virtual Art Exhibit @ New York Hall of Science | New York | United States

This virtual exhibit melds science and art to create extraordinary images of brains – from high-resolution images of real brains from different species to artistic portraits crafted out of brain cells. Viewers can look at high-resolution images of octopi, zebra finches, mice, turtle, and human brains, as well as original artwork inspired by brains.

Aug
3
Mon
Virtual Summer Camp: Science With A Boom @ New York Hall of Science
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day
Virtual Summer Camp: Science With A Boom @ New York Hall of Science | Lubbock | Texas | United States

Ages 8 – 10
August 3 – 7, 2020; 10 am – noon
This virtual summer camp will highlight the interesting ways that science makes things go boom from chemical interactions to sound vibrations. Participants will observe a colorful foamy reaction called elephant toothpaste and learn safe ways to conduct a similar effect at home. They’ll also investigate how air pressure can move objects and create an impact with homemade air blasters. And they’ll explore sound by making their own instruments and designing homemade boom boxes.

$150 per child. Camp will include live science demonstrations, interactive activities, social games that foster group collaboration, and physical movement activities to minimize effects of screen time. Prior to the start of the camp, registered participants will receive a materials list of easy-to-gather materials such as paper, crayons, etc. Limited capacity; only a small number of participants will be registered to ensure a more personalized experience for campers. Advance registration required. Register online at https://nysci.org/home/programs/innovation-camps/

Aug
10
Mon
Virtual Summer Camp: Brain Works @ New York Hall of Science
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day
Virtual Summer Camp: Brain Works @ New York Hall of Science | Lubbock | Texas | United States

Ages 8 – 10
August 10 – 14, 2020; 10 am – noon
In this weeklong virtual summer camp, participants will tap into their creativity while making connections between brain, art and science. They’ll create personal art masterpieces and learn about primary and secondary colors, and principles of math. They’ll also learn how the brain’s perception works by viewing interactive cow’s eye and sheep brain dissection demonstrations. And they’ll investigate optical illusions and brain games, while creating a toy to amaze family and friends.

$150 per child. Camp will include live science demonstrations, interactive activities, social games that foster group collaboration, and physical movement activities to minimize effects of screen time. Prior to the start of the camp, registered participants will receive a materials list of easy-to-gather materials such as paper, crayons, etc. Limited capacity; only a small number of participants will be registered to ensure a more personalized experience for campers. Advance registration required. Register online at https://nysci.org/home/programs/innovation-camps/

Oct
27
Tue
Explore at Home: Virtual Paper Marbling Workshop @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Oct 27 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am
Explore at Home: Virtual Paper Marbling Workshop @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Discover chemistry in art! Paper marbling is an ancient technique that produces patterns that imitate smooth marble and other stones. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to various surfaces such as bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is unique; you will never find an identical one in the world! Participants will learn paper marbling techniques using items you can find easily at home and how chemical reactions create unique prints through the craft of marbling paper.

Ages 7 and up

This workshop is part of a six-part afterschool series produced in partnership with Historic House Trust sites Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Old Stone House, Wyckoff House, and Historic Richmond Town. For more information on this series please click the registration link.

Nov
19
Thu
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Forensic Fun @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Nov 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Forensic Fun @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Have you ever wondered how and when fingerprints are formed? Did you know that even twins don’t have the same fingerprints? Forensic Scientist and STEM Educator, Tamykah Anthony, will be teaching all about fingerprints. Learn about the three kinds of fingerprints and examine your own and your family’s to see if you share similar prints. Find out how fingerprints are used to solve crimes, how to dust for fingerprints, and how to lift prints just like the Crime Scene Investigators do using everyday household items! You will need tape, blank white paper, a glass or glass jar, and cocoa powder.

Ages 7 and above, families welcome.

Jun
10
Thu
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Light Painting @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jun 10 @ 3:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Light Painting @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Join us for a special program with Beam Center Youth Leaders. Learn the basics of Light Painting and create a DIY light painting at home!

The practice of Light Painting, or Light Drawing, dates back to the late 1880s and was initially used to track human motion. Light painting has since become a popular alternative photography method that can produce unique images. Using light sources at home, participants will learn to manipulate light to create unique works of art.

Jul
19
Mon
21 Ethos Virtual Summer Tech Camp @ Virtual
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm
21 Ethos Virtual Summer Tech Camp @ Virtual

21 Ethos Virtual Summer Tech Camp is a digital learning experience for students ages 10-17 to spark innovative thinking and learn about the world of Technology!

In this program, kids take their passions to a new level by exploring various areas of STEM and Technology such as robotics, web design, app development, game design and so much more! Participants apply creativity, key STEM skills, and nurture a mindset for success.

Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis.

Oct
16
Sat
FMCP’s Environmental Stewardship Team – Fall Kickoff @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
FMCP's Environmental Stewardship Team - Fall Kickoff @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park | New York | United States

Join the Environmental Stewardship Team on Saturday, October 16th for our Fall Kickoff event at Meadow Lake!

While FMCP is home to many native species, invasive plants threaten the growth and development of our wetland environment by decreasing the biodiversity of our native birds, fish, animals, and insects due to less sources of familiar food and shelter being available. As we remove the invasive plants, we make room for native species to recover and thrive, along with beatifying the park.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city by coming to our green haven to clear our gardens and your minds as we restore key park areas to their rightful condition. We welcome people of all ages and all help will be greatly appreciated. No experience necessary!