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Every year, the After School Program (ASP) offers courses to New York City high school students interested in the sciences. There are courses in anthropology, astrophysics, earth science, genetics, biodiversity, and more. Each course makes use of the Museum's unique resources through hall visits, lab and collections tours, talks and lectures by scientists, and hands-on activities.

ASP offers multiple sessions throughout the school year. Each session is six weeks long, and courses meet once or twice a week from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Students may attend only one course per session.

All After School Program Exploratory and Science Research courses are offered free of charge!

 

 TYPES OF COURSES

Within these content areas, we offer two types of courses, Exploratory and Science Research. To Learn more about any of the courses listed below please follow the link in the course title.

 
EXPLORATORY

Exploratory courses are introductory-level courses for students to explore their diverse interests. Any New York City high school student may take one or more exploratory courses throughout the school year. For a tentative schedule of 2014-2015 Exploratory Courses click the link below.

Exploratory Courses - Session 3 (1/5/15 - 2/13/15)

Explosive Earth
Conservation Genetics
Cosmology
The Ape in You

 

SCIENCE RESEARCH

Science Research courses are intensive courses on current scientific research in the fields of comparative biology, anthropology, and physical sciences. Science Research courses are taught by Museum scientists and introduce students to the concepts and methods used by Museum researchers. Completion of three Science Research courses is a prerequisite for application to a year of mentorship with a Museum scientist through the Science Research Mentoring Program.

Science Research courses are open to students in 10-12th grade (public, private, and homeschool).

For a tentative schedule of 2014-2015 Science Research courses click the link below.

Science Research Courses - Session 3 (1/5/15 - 2/13/15)
Culture, Language & Society
Mechanisms of Evolution
Dynamic Earth
Research Methods in Conservation Biology

 




CREDITS

The Museum's Youth Initiatives Programming is generously supported by the leadership contribution of 

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Upcoming Offerings

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth - Science Research Course

January 5, 2015 - February 13, 2015

Learn about the latest research conducted here at the museum through interactions with scientists, lectures, hall visits and hands-on activities.

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Conservation Genetics - Exploratory Course

January 6, 2015 - February 12, 2015

In this course, we will learn about how DNA sequencing, including DNA Barcoding, and fingerprinting techniques can be used to determine species distribution patterns, to identify products made from endangered animals, and to propagate endangered species in captivity.

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Explosive Earth - Exploratory Course

January 7, 2015 - February 11, 2015

This class will explore the world of volcanoes!  We will learn why they exist, where they form, and a volcano study is never complete without modeling how they erupt.

Stars - Science Research Course

Cosmology - Exploratory Course

January 9, 2015 - February 13, 2015

Learn about both aspects of cosmology – see how different cultures represent their cosmologies through exhibits from around the Museum, and learn about how scientists study the Universe and what we have learned (and what we don't know!).

Past Offerings

Wonderful Universe

Wonderful Universe - Science Research Course

October 28, 2014 - December 16, 2014

This class will introduce and discuss the physical laws and principles that make the Universe what it is, from gravity to electromagnetism to quantum mechanics.

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