Adventures in Science
Virtual Worlds Institute: Cretaceous Seas (Grades 6-8)
August 5, 2013 - August 16, 2013
Your mission: Travel back in time to investigate what is otherwise impossible or too dangerous to experience. AMNH's world-renowned fossil collections and exhibitions hold the key to understanding prehistoric worlds. In this unique institute, you will resurrect a prehistoric marine animal by designing realistic 3-D digital models and a photo-realistic virtual Cretaceous sea environment. You will meet innovative scientists who will expose you to cutting-edge careers in paleontology, and you will take behind-the-scenes tours of our research departments. In addition, the Virtual Worlds Institute will provide you with valuable information about AMNH's high school internships and research opportunities.
Want to learn about more about this course? Check out this video about last summer's Virtual Worlds Institute: Cretaceous Seas!
When: This two-week institute is held Monday - Friday,
Aug. 5th - 16th, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Deadline to apply to Middle School Institutes: June 1
To apply, submit an application at surveymonkey.
Completed applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must include thoughtful essays that meet the word-count requirements.
We offer a limited number of need-based scholarships. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
More in this Series:
July 8, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Monday through Friday for two weeks, July 8-12 and July 15-19, 2013
Resurrect a prehistoric creature by designing realistic computer models using 2-D and 3-D software and the AMNH's paleontological expertise.
July 22, 2013 - August 2, 2013
Monday through Friday for two weeks, July 22-26 and July 29 - Aug 2, 2013
Explore the amazing diversity of life on our planet, making use of AMNH's considerable resources, such as our fossil halls, genetics labs, and world-famous collections.
July 22, 2013 - July 26, 2013
SOLD OUT -- Navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond with Digital Universe, the Museum’s scientifically accurate three-dimensional map of the universe, and use advanced gaming laptops and the Rose Center’s Hayden Planetarium to explore this software and the science behind it.