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 2015-2016 Exploratory Courses click the link below.

 

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 2015-2016 Science Research courses click the link below.

 




CREDITS

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

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Past Offerings

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Claw to Wing - Exploratory Course

May 6, 2016 - June 10, 2016

Explore what extinct theropods and birds had in common with paleontological evidence and how paleontologists collect, prepare and analyze fossils in the field.

Pleiades M45 Open Star Cluster

Stars - Science Research Course

May 3, 2016 - June 9, 2016

This class will introduce you to the variety of stars out there – from white dwarves to red giants, and G-type stars like our Sun to recently discovered brown dwarves that are changing our thoughts on what a star even is. 

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Archaeology of Tomorrow - Exploratory Course

May 3, 2016 - June 9, 2016

Explore how the study of material culture is changing as satellites, 3D scanners, and digital museums gain use in the field, and gain hands on experience to see how technology is teaching us about the past.

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth - Science Research Course

May 2, 2016 - June 13, 2016

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