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Course:
#ScienceFTW: Cuba - Exploratory Course

After more than a century of scientific fieldwork in Cuba, the Museum will launch this fall its first major exhibition on this island nation. Go behind the scenes to learn about island biogeography—the spectacular ways life evolves on islands—and revisit collections and discoveries Museum scientists made in Cuba. Attendees will also work with science educators and game designers to develop a tabletop game to teach others about island biodiversity and the trials faced by scientists in the field.

THIS IS A TWO SESSION COURSE.

Meeting Times: Monday and Wednesday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 9/14, 9/19, 9/21, 9/26, 9/28, 10/5, 10/17, 10/19, 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/2, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21, 11/28, 11/30, 12/5, 12/7, 12/12, 12/14, 12/19

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School

Dates & Times:
September 14, 2016 - December 19, 2016

Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School

September 14, 2016 - December 19, 2016

Course:
Barcode of Life - Exploratory Class

DNA replicating
©AMNH

Have you ever wanted to know more about the biological organisms that surround you? In this course, we will explore a cutting edge methodology that has helped scientists all over the world identify and study biodiversity: DNA Barcoding. This scientific methodology can be applied to explore and answer a great diversity of questions: Does the leather used to make this purse, belt, or wallet come from an endangered, illegally harvested species? Does the bug I found in my room cause health problems? Are the plants growing in my backyard native or invasive species? Students in this course will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on labs to learn the basics of DNA barcoding. They will also learn basic concepts in ecology, biodiversity and conservation biology.

This course is offered free as part of the Urban Barcode Research Program. In order to qualify for the program, you must have taken the DNA Detectives course offered in the previous session of the After School Program.                     

Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Meeting Dates: 2/24, 2/26, 3/3, 3/5, 3/10, 3/12, 3/17, 3/19, 3/24, 3/26, 3/31, 4/2

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
February 24, 2014 - April 2, 2014

High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

February 24, 2014 - April 2, 2014

Course:
Claw to Wing - Exploratory Course

A world filled with dinosaurs living side-by-side with humans sounds like science fiction, but everyday you pass dozens of carnivorous raptors, clever avian theropods, and feathered descendants of Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Get a behind the scenes look at special exhibit Dinosaurs Among Us and answer the question: Are dinosaurs really extinct? 65 million years ago a small group of lucky survivors escaped mass extinction. Today they can be found all over the world, soaring over high mountain peaks and roasted on your dinner table. Explore the mechanisms that shaped avian evolution from their “terrible lizard” ancestors, the tools of cladistics and skeletal morphology. We will explore what extinct theropods and birds had in common with paleontological evidence and how paleontologists collect, prepare and analyze fossils in the field.

Meeting Times: Friday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 11/4, 11/11*, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

*This is a DOE school holiday, however ASP classes are in session

 

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
November 4, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

November 4, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Course:
Conservation Genetics - Exploratory Course

 

A wallet, a handbag and a pair of boots walk into the airport. All three are made of leather, but only one of them is legally traded - how can we find out which one it is? Call in the DNA detectives. Conservation genetics is the field that seeks to use DNA to study and protect the living world and its biodiversity. Students in this course 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. The students will then learn how scientists and governments can use this information to allocate limited conservation dollars where they are most needed. By the end of the course, students will write grant proposals for their own conservation projects, which they will then present to the class.

This course is offered free as part of the Urban Barcode Research Program. In order to qualify for the program, you must also enroll in the DNA Barcoding & Bioinformatics course that will be offered during the next session of the After School Program.

 

 



Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 1/6, 1/8, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/22, 1/27, 1/29, 2/3, 2/5, 2/10, 2/12

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

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Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
January 6, 2015 - February 12, 2015

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

January 6, 2015 - February 12, 2015

Course:
Culture through the Lens - Exploratory Course

The media feeds us millions of images every day. But few consumers take the time to decode these visual forms of information. Visual anthropology gives us the tools to “readjust” our eyes and examine the relationship between culture and visual representations. Our six-week course will be dedicated to exploring gender, race, and the individual through various visual media such as film, photography, and social media. Activities will include a trip through the Museum archives, critiques of films and popular travel magazines, analysis of sites like Facebook and Instagram, and the use of digital cameras to capture both photographs and film in an ethnographic setting.

 

Meeting Times: Fridays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12

 

Cost: $150

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Grade Level:
High School

Dates & Times:
October 31, 2014 - December 12, 2014

High School

October 31, 2014 - December 12, 2014

Course:
Darwin’s Dangerous Experiments - Exploratory Course

Richard Milner Archive

In this class, you will test the origins of the theory of Natural Selection with experiments recreated from the writings of Charles Darwin. Darwin’s great curiosity for the natural world meant that he carried out scientific experiments throughout his life, from small garden experiments to traveling the globe. Darwin developed the theory of evolution by natural selection working with a vast network of correspondents across the globe, helping him understand how his experiments worked in real-world conditions. Find out what Darwin told his friends and learn how he formulated his theory by trying Darwin’s Dangerous Experiments on worms, plants and seeds!

Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 3/15, 3/17, 3/22, 3/24, 3/29, 3/31, 4/5, 4/7, 4/12, 4/14, 4/19, 4/21

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
High School, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 9

Dates & Times:
March 15, 2016 - April 21, 2016

High School, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 9

March 15, 2016 - April 21, 2016

Course:
Digging up Our Past - Exploratory Course

Whips, fedora hats, guns and Kung Fu skills are often associated with the exciting profession of archaeology, but this portrayal is far from accurate. In this course, students will learn what archaeology really means and how it shapes our past, present, and future.  With a special focus on the archaeology of New York City, each week will be devoted to a different aspect of archaeology, including field methods and analysis, the sub-disciplines of archaeology, archaeology and museums, and archaeology in the movies. Students will participate in several in-class hands-on projects so that they will have a better understanding of the concepts and practices behind archaeology.

 

Meeting Times: Fridays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

Cost: $150 for this once per week course - Fee waivers are available based on need.

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Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
May 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

May 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014

Course:
DIY Astronomy - Science Research Course

What are the most important telescopes in and above the world? How do you turn a real image from a telescope into usable data? What information can you pull from these data? From telescopes to modern computing techniques, in this course you will learn how astronomers get and analyze their data. Learn how to measure the distance to a star, find and classify a variable star, and more! Explore Unix, SuperMongo, IRAF and other computer tools that astronomers use every day. 

This course is a pre-requisite for both the Astrophysics and Earth/Planetary Science tracks in the Museum’s Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP). The course is offered free-of-charge.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: : 2/25, 2/27, 3/4, 3/6, 3/11, 3/13, 3/18, 3/20, 3/25, 3/27, 4/1, 4/3

Cost: Free.

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Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
February 25, 2014 - April 3, 2014

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

February 25, 2014 - April 3, 2014

Course:
DNA Barcoding - Exploratory Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever wanted to know more about the biological organisms that surround you? In this course, we will explore a cutting edge methodology that has helped scientists all over the world identify and study biodiversity: DNA Barcoding. This scientific methodology can be applied to explore and answer a great diversity of questions: Does the leather used to make this purse, belt, or wallet come from an endangered, illegally harvested species? Does the bug I found in my room cause health problems?  Are the plants growing in my backyard native or invasive species? Students in this course will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on labs to learn the basics of DNA barcoding. They will also learn basic concepts in ecology, biodiversity and conservation biology. 

This course is offered free as part of the Urban Barcode Research Program. In order to qualify for the program, you must also enroll in the DNA Barcoding & Bioinformatics course that will be offered during the next session of the After School Program.

 

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 2/24, 2/26, 3/3, 3/5, 3/10, 3/12, 3/17, 3/19, 3/24, 3/26, 3/31, 4/2

 

Cost: Free.

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Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
February 24, 2015 - April 2, 2015

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

February 24, 2015 - April 2, 2015

Course:
Explosive Earth - Exploratory Course

Augustin Volcano, Alaska
Coombs/USGS

From the city streets, our planet may appear pretty easy-going.  But what happens when the pressure builds?  Join us as we 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.  Not only will we explore their inner workings, but we will also have the opportunity to examine the role volcanoes play in past and present societies around the world. 

 

Meeting times: Wednesdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11

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

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Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
January 7, 2015 - February 11, 2015

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

January 7, 2015 - February 11, 2015

Course:
Footprints in Time - Exploratory Course

You have probably seen the dinosaurs and other fossils at the Museum.  But, have you ever wondered how dinosaurs walked, or about where dinosaurs raised their young?  In this course, we will explore the evidence left behind by the many magnificent extinct organisms, focusing on ichnofossils, or trace fossils—the fossilized remains that indicate the behaviors of past life, such as track-ways and burrows frozen in rock.  We will use these to infer how these creatures lived and behaved by comparing them to currently living animals.  

Meeting Times: Fridays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

 

Cost: $150 for courses meeting once per week - Fee waivers are available based on need.

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Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
May 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

May 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014

Course:
Invisible Bodies - Exploratory Course

Did you know most of the cells on your body aren’t yours? Did you know you are made up of more bacterial DNA than human DNA? All around us lies an invisible world for us to discover. Microorganisms live everywhere; on food, water, the subway, and cover your body inside and out. Microecology investigates this world of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Using swabbing and culturing, identify what small creatures exist in your world. Uncover how microbes affect their human host, both through help and harm. Find out how some of the hardiest life forms on the planet can cause disease, jump from body to body, and compete with other microorganisms to survive virtually everywhere you (don’t) look!

Meeting Times: Fridays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

 

Cost: Free.

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Grade Level:
High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
November 3, 2017 - December 15, 2017

High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

November 3, 2017 - December 15, 2017

Course:
Life Beyond Earth- Exploratory Course

Are we alone in the Universe? This question has intrigued humans ever since we had the courage to look skyward. Explore the science of categorizing and searching for life in the cosmos. How do we recognize life when we see it? How likely is life to develop? If we found intelligent civilizations, what would we want to say? Discover the exciting, multidisciplinary process of finding extraterrestrial life with hands-on experiments and a close look at the museum’s collections.

Meeting Times: Fridays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

 

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
April 28, 2017 - June 2, 2017

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

April 28, 2017 - June 2, 2017

Course:
Life Science Research Course: Archaeology of Tomorrow

Archaeology helps us know how humans lived in the past, but how is the field preparing for the future? In this course we will examine what new technologies are giving us a better understanding of the archaeological record, and what issues new technologies raise for archaeologists. 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.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 3/19, 3/21, 3/26, 3/28, 4/2, 4/4, 4/9, 4/11, 4/16, 4/18

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
March 19, 2019 - April 18, 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30-6:30 PM

Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

March 19, 2019 - April 18, 2019

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30-6:30 PM

Course:
Life Science Research Course: Human Origins

Life Science Course

What traits separate fully modern humans from our ancient ancestors? How did hominids survive their ever-changing environment, learn to produce tools, or develop the ability to communicate ideas? Explore first-hand what makes us human by examining fossils, studying anatomy, and learning to make your own chipped stone tools. In this course, we will trace the path of human evolution through in-depth discussions, hands-on activities, and visits to Museum halls that plot the history of humankind.

Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 3/18, 3/20, 3/25, 3/27, 4/1, 4/3, 4/8, 4/10, 4/15, 4/17

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
March 18, 2019 - April 17, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays | 4:30-6:30 PM

Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

March 18, 2019 - April 17, 2019

Mondays & Wednesdays | 4:30-6:30 PM

Course:
Life Science Research Course: Tree of Life

Life Science Course

From bacteria to whales, there are over 2 million known species on our planet Earth. This amazing array of biodiversity is everywhere–even in places you cannot see, like deep underground. This course will explain how living organisms are related through the Tree of Life. With hands-on activities, hall and museum collection visits, and laboratory dissections, students will learn how scientists organize biodiversity into classification systems using morphological and molecular data.  

Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 3/18, 3/20, 3/25, 3/27, 4/1, 4/3, 4/8, 4/10, 4/15, 4/17

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
March 18, 2019 - April 17, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays | 4:30-6:30 PM

Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

March 18, 2019 - April 17, 2019

Mondays & Wednesdays | 4:30-6:30 PM

Course:
Mapping Disaster - Exploratory Course (Formerly Visualizing Climate Change)

Multi-year droughts, recording breaking blizzards, and superstorm hurricanes are becoming more common as our planet changes. In this course you will use the tools of the past, present, and future to explore the science of climate change and its effect on coastal cities like New York. You will speak with scientists to understand how they create climate models and use those models to make predictions about the future. While you learn from experts, you’ll design and create your own data visualization using a GIS mapping program. With hands on experience in digital tools of scientific modeling, you will see how our understanding of climate changes has changed over time, and what cities like New York can expect in the future.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 1/14, 1/19, 1/21, 1/26, 1/28, 2/2, 2/4, 2/9, 2/11, 2/23, 2/25, 3/1

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
January 14, 2016 - March 1, 2016

Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

January 14, 2016 - March 1, 2016

Course:
Marine Biology - Exploratory Course

Coral cover across the reefs ringing Borokua Island is exceptionally dense, a reflection of the remote setting and coral ecologies that appear relatively resilient to oceanographic shifts in temperature and ocean chemistry that are killing corals around the world.  Whether this is the result of species richness and composition of the reefs, geography, evolutionary history, or some combination of factors is unknown.  Maintaining these areas for study, for the food and other resources they provide, and for wonder is a global priority.
© AMNH

In this course, students will learn about marine invertebrates and biodiversity through the field research and scientific expertise of scientists working at the Museum. The course will cover marine ecosystems as well the major groups of marine life and their evolutionary relationships. Class activities will include dissections, observing marine specimens through microscopy, exploring marine life displays in Museum halls, cladistics and the study of evolution, as well as meeting with scientists. 

Meeting Times: Fridays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School

Dates & Times:
January 5, 2018 - February 9, 2018

Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School

January 5, 2018 - February 9, 2018

Course:
Medical Anthropology - Exploratory Course

Doctors treat patients across the globe with the latest technology to fight global pandemics. But how do scientists treat the human behind the patient? With special behind-the-scenes access to Museum exhibits, you will explore the ways social scientists, microbiologists, and medical professionals work together to cure disease. Using the tools on anthropology, you will uncover how history, geography, and our own culture can affect how we treat malaria, HIV, guinea worm and other tropical diseases in the developing world, and what you can do to stop their spread.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Meeting Dates: 11/5, 11/10, 11/12, 11/17, 11/19, 11/24, 12/1, 12/3, 12/8, 12/10, 12/15, 12/17

 

 

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
November 5, 2015 - December 17, 2015

Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

November 5, 2015 - December 17, 2015

Course:
Microfossils - Exploratory Course

Preparator Ana Balcarcel at work on a fossil specimen. 
©AMNH/R.Mickens 

Tiny fossils can hold giant secrets when we use the right tools to uncover them. Join the museum to work with and analyze never before touched specimens from our paleontology collection with the latest digital technology. Find out what single-celled marine organisms dating back to the Paleozoic era can tell us about mass extinctions and ocean pollution. Get hands-on with digital modeling, scanning, microscopy and 3D printing, and get up close and personal with the smallest fossils you can find!

THIS IS A TWO SESSION COURSE.

Meeting Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 1/4, 1/9, 1/11, 1/18, 1/23, 1/25, 1/30*, 2/1, 2/6, 2/8, 2/13, 2/15, 2/27, 3/1, 3/6, 3/8, 3/13, 3/15, 3/20, 3/22, 3/27, 3/29, 4/3, 4/5

*This is a DOE school holiday, however ASP classes are in session

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School, Students

Dates & Times:
January 4, 2017 - April 5, 2017

Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School, Students

January 4, 2017 - April 5, 2017

Course:
Open Space - Exploratory Course

The OSIRIS-REx probe will use a suite of sensors to map its target.
© NASA

How do you make objects in outer space, objects that no human has ever visited, easier to understand on a more intuitive level? Science Visualizations! The Open Space project is a brand-new planetarium software being developed by the Natural History Museum that is pushing the boundaries of visualizing outer space. This class will use Open Space and other Science Visualizations to help understand some of the amazing objects in our solar system such as Mars, Pluto, Comets, Asteroids, the Sun, and our own Earth. Activities will include defining what separates a cutting-edge science visualization from other methods of communicating science, understanding how scientists gather data from different missions in outer space, and examining how these tools help scientists discover new and exciting properties of these mysterious worlds.

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
High School, Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
January 3, 2018 - February 14, 2018

High School, Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

January 3, 2018 - February 14, 2018

Course:
Our Changing Climate - Exploratory Course

Our global climate is changing. We see the effects in shrinking glaciers and sea ice, anomalous weather patterns like Hurricane Sandy, and dwindling populations of creatures like the polar bear. But what is causing these changes?  Are humans the only cause? During this six-week program, we will explore the various mechanisms for climate change, above and beyond the human influence. We will also learn how climate scientists are able to make the claims they do—what is the evidence for these patterns of change? Most importantly, participants will research past climate change events and link them to present-day changes to gain a deeper understanding of what is actually happening. After all, when it comes to science, the past is often the key to the present.  

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Fridays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Meeting Dates: 2/25, 2/28, 3/4, 3/7, 3/11, 3/14, 3/18, 3/21, 3/25, 3/28, 4/1, 4/4

Cost: $300 for this twice per week course - Fee waivers are available based on need.

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Grade Level:
High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
February 25, 2014 - April 4, 2014

High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

February 25, 2014 - April 4, 2014

Course:
Physical Science Research Course: Secrets of the Solar System

Physical Science Course 

This class will take you on a grand tour of the solar system, from Mercury and the moons of Saturn to asteroids and comets. How did such a diversity of worlds come to be? Like space detectives, we will follow the clues and try to unravel the secrets of the solar system’s formation and evolution.

Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 3/19, 3/21, 3/26, 3/28, 4/2, 4/4, 4/9, 4/11, 4/16, 4/18

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
March 15, 2018 - April 18, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays | 4:30-6:30 PM

Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

March 15, 2018 - April 18, 2019

Mondays & Wednesdays | 4:30-6:30 PM

Course:
Politics, People, and Pathogens - Science Research Course

Supramap was originally developed to track the evolution and spread of viruses.
© Supramap/Daniel Janies/Andrew Hill

Doctors treat patients across the globe with the latest technology to fight global pandemics. But how do scientists treat the human behind the patient? With special behind-the-scenes access to AMNH’s Countdown To Zero exhibit, you will explore the ways social scientists, microbiologists, and medical professionals work together to cure disease. Using the tools on anthropology, you will uncover how history, geography, and our own culture can affect how we treat malaria, HIV, guinea worm and other tropical diseases in the developing world, and what you can do to stop their spread.
Formerly called Medical Anthropology

Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 1/4, 1/9, 1/11, 1/18, 1/23, 1/25, 1/30*, 2/1, 2/6, 2/8, 2/13, 2/15

*This is a DOE school holiday, however ASP classes are in session

 

 

 

Cost: Free

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Grade Level:
High School, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students

Dates & Times:
January 4, 2017 - February 15, 2017

High School, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students

January 4, 2017 - February 15, 2017

Course:
The Ape In You - Exploratory Course

Where do humans come from and where are we going? Look beyond the pop-culture answers in books, television and films by examining Museum specimens, observing primate behavior, test driving neo-lithic tools, and extracting living DNA. In this human evolution course, we will see what makes humans unique with in-depth discussions, hands-on activities and Museum hall visits that delve into the history of us all.

Meeting Times:  Fridays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Meeting Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

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

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Grade Level:
High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
January 9, 2015 - February 13, 2015

High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

January 9, 2015 - February 13, 2015

Course:
The Cosmic Perspective - Exploratory Course

Set the time machine for 14 billion years ago. In this course you will study the universe, from its earliest moments to the formation of galaxies, from stars that shine to the dark matter we know is lurking around every corner. Through hall explorations, hands-on activities and visits with Museum scientists you will come to see that our universe is a dynamic place. You may find yourself asking, the universe started with a bang, but how will it end?

 

Meeting Times:  Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates:  4/28, 4/30, 5/5, 5/7, 5/12, 5/14, 5/19, 5/21, 5/28, 6/2, 6/4, 6/9

Cost: $300 for this twice per week course - Fee waivers are available based on need.

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Grade Level:
High School

Dates & Times:
April 28, 2014 - June 9, 2014

High School

April 28, 2014 - June 9, 2014

Course:
What Makes Us Human - Exploratory Course

What makes human beings unique? What do our actions, beliefs, and rituals say about who we are? How do they compare across cultures? In the field of anthropology, we study all aspects of human life. This introduction to anthropology course will introduce students to human evolution, archaeology, cultural anthropology and linguistics. Through discussions, videos and lectures we will cover a variety of topics including race, gender, food, and how our ancient ancestors lived. 

 

Meeting Times: Fridays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 9/12, 9/19, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24

Cost: $150 for this once per week course - Fee waivers are available based on need.

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Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
September 12, 2014 - October 24, 2014

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

September 12, 2014 - October 24, 2014

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Course:
Concrete Jungle - Exploratory Course

Grade Level:
Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
April 29, 2019 - June 3, 2019

Youth, High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

April 29, 2019 - June 3, 2019

Course:
Stars - Physical Science Research Course

Grade Level:
High School, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students

Dates & Times:
April 29, 2019 - June 3, 2019

High School, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students

April 29, 2019 - June 3, 2019

Course:
Conservation Biology – 2 Credits

Grade Level:
Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
4:30–6:30 PM

Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Tuesdays and Thursdays

4:30–6:30 PM

Course:
Dynamic Earth – 2 Credits

Grade Level:
Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
Mondays and Wednesdays.
4:30–6:30 PM

Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Mondays and Wednesdays

4:30–6:30 PM

Course:
Faces From the Past - Exploratory Course

Grade Level:
High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Dates & Times:
May 3, 2019 - May 31, 2019

High School, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

May 3, 2019 - May 31, 2019