Con Edison STEM Days Out

Con Edison STEM Days Out

We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the Staten Island Museum was awarded a $25,000 grant from Con Edison to provide middle school students FREE STEM lessons during the 2016-2017 school year.  

The lessons will be presented by the Staten Island Museum’s education science staff and Staten Island MakerSpace, a local provider of STEAM programs. With the exception of one session, all programs will take place at the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The final session will take place on pier 1, Staten Island.

Programs will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 am with the exception of March 8 (Staten Island MakerSpace); one lesson will take place at 10:00-11:30 am the second will take place at 11:45 am -1:15 pm.

Schedule

October 5  GeoWonders
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30am

November 2  Weather
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30am

December 7  LEED Certification and Geothermal System
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30 am

January - Winter Break

February 1  Fossils and Extinction
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30 am

March 1  SI MakerSpaces’ STEAM wagon and Bottle Rockets
2 slots, 10:00-11:30 / 11:45-1:15 pm

April 5  Solar Car/ Solar Energy
1 slot, 10:00 – 11:30 am

May 3  Oyster Restoration Station at Pier 1
1 slot, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Please contact Loretta Lonecke for more information or to book a class via email or call 718.483.7103.

“Students will see and touch exhibits that they don’t have in their classrooms,” said Hilary Ayala, Con Edison director of Strategic Partnerships. “This is a chance for us to support teachers and students in our local schools.”

“We are so pleased to have the opportunity to provide STEM programming to local schools through the support of Con Edison,” said the Museum’s Manager of Education Christine Szeluga. “By providing STEM education for students, especially for middle school youth, Con Edison STEM Days Out will spark a great interest in science, technology, engineering and math and offer opportunities students may not have otherwise had.”

 

Con Edison provides more than $10 million in financial and in-kind contributions to students and nonprofits in New York City and Westchester that enhance STEM education. Funding includes support for scholarships to students majoring in STEM fields, as well as program support for summer internships and year-round programs benefitting underprivileged and minority students.

 

 

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301