Thanks for your interest in Iridescent Summer Camps!
If interested, please register above. This will hold your spot, and we will be in touch about payment of the $300 weekly fee. Financial aid scholarships are available for residents of the Bronx and children attending Title I schools. Proof of eligibility is required. Special scholarships for residents of the Hunts Point/South Bronx area are available by applying here: click here
Iridescent is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to using science, engineering, and technology to develop persistent curiosity and to show that knowledge is empowering. We have been operating in New York City - area schools since late 2009, and are now pleased to open our science studio in the South Bronx.
Our hands-on, project-based science, technology, and engineering summer camps are staffed by university engineers and graduates of the Iridescent High School Explainers program. Throughout the week, each summer camp participant will go through morning lesson modules, and spend the afternoons designing and creating an engineering project.
The week-long courses run from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Lunch is provided each day.
The summer camp schedule is:
July 11-15, 2011: Musical Instrument Engineering - ages 8-12
Musical instruments create sound by vibrating in different ways. Children will investigate the physics of sound using musical instruments that they create. They will learn how sound is made and how sound travels through different materials.
July 18-22, 2011: Animals as our Engineering Inspiration - ages 6-9
When attempting to create manmade flying machines, both Leonardo da Vinci and the Wright brothers studied the way birds fly! Today, scientists and engineers continue to study animals as inspiration for new inventions and technologies. Children will learn how animals are inspiring new technologies from airplanes to wind turbines. Hands-on projects allow children to practice bio-inspried engineering!
July 25-29, 2011: Underwater Robotics - ages 13+
The underwater robotics course involves Sea Perch robots which are remotely operated underwater vehicles. The SeaPerch Program, created by the MIT Sea Grant Program allows students to build underwater robots for various research activities.
August 1-5, 2011: Worms vs. Robots - ages 11-14
Discover how technology copies nature! Study nematodes (worms) with the scientists from the Bio Bus, then build and prohgram a robot that mimics worm behavior. Engineer your robot and test how it fares in a no holds barred survival-of-the-fittest robot competition!
If interested, please register above. Payment can now be made via credit card at: http://iridescentlearning.org/nyc-summer-day-camps/
Email: IridescentNYC@IridescentLearning.org for more info
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Iridescent is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to using science, technology and engineering to develop persistent curiosity and to show that knowledge is empowering.