Adventures in Science
Eco Rangers (Grades 6, 7 and 8)
April 27, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Become an Eco Ranger as you lace up your boots and experience the urban environment through a conservation lens! Learn the tools and techniques conservation scientists use to gather information about endangered habitats, and explore the Museum’s biodiversity resources in the exhibit halls, genetics labs, and beyond. Then head out into the field to explore the local environment and get hands-on experience collecting data! With the help of the institute’s eco-guides, students will develop a conservation plan based on their fieldwork. Are you ready to take the future of our planet into your hands?
Five Sundays: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25
9:00 am–4:00 pm
To apply, please fill out the application HERE.
More in this Series:
October 8, 2014 - October 22, 2014
With rovers on Mars, satellites orbiting Saturn, and a probe heading for Pluto, robots are on the frontlines of deep space exploration. Experience the fun of building and operating your own robots while learning about our solar system and beyond.
October 19, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Five Sundays: October 19, 26, and November 2, 9, and 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sharks—for more than 400 million years, these fearsome fishes have been among the ocean’s top predators. In this institute, you will use the Museum’s amazing fossil collection to learn about the strange and fascinating history of these extraordinary creatures.
October 23, 2014 - November 6, 2014
We see living things all around us: in our homes, on our streets, and in the trees of our parks. But do you ever wonder what lurks just below the surface of, say, a murky pond? Explore a world hidden just out of sight, and marvel at the wonderful diversity of unfamiliar creatures living right under our noses.
November 3, 2014 - December 15, 2014
From long-lost cities to hidden temples, unearth the past as you learn the techniques and tools used by scientists to excavate sites and analyze the objects left by past cultures. Explore the Museum’s halls as you search for cultural treasures and learn what it would have been like to live in the past.
Grades 1 and 2: each child must be accompanied by a caregiver
Three Mondays: November 3, 10, 17
Time: 4:30–6 pm
Grades 3, 4 and 5
Three Mondays: December 1, 8, 15
Time: 4:30–6 pm
November 5, 2014 - November 19, 2014
Billions of twinkling lights greet us every night. People throughout history examined those lights and told stories about the patterns and shapes they saw within them. Join us to meet the animals, heroes, and legends of our ancestors still preserved in the sky, and visit those same celestial bodies up close. You may even discover your own story written across the sky.
Three Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: November 5th, 12th and 19th