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The MOST Offers FREE Summer Camp! Spots Limited!

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY email list about a great summer opportunity at The MOST for students starting 9th grade this fall.

Students graduating 8th grade can learn about
environmental science by conducting field experiments

If you have a child who’s entering ninth grade in the fall, The MOST has the perfect camp to keep them thinking this summer: Honeywell Summer Science Week.

Students spend July 10-14 out in the field conducting real scientific research as they learn about factors that stress the Onondaga Lake watershed. They also learn what Honeywell has done to clean up the lake, which was once considered the most polluted lake in the country. Then students come back for a day July 19 to discuss their research and present what they learned.

Best of all, thanks to the generous sponsorship from Honeywell, the camp is FREE to participants!

To apply for Honeywell Summer Science Week, contact Michael Amadori or Peter Plumley as soon as possible. There are only 15 spaces left!

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org and their Facebook page.

MOST February Break Week Day Camp, 20 – 24 February 2017

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY listserve.

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology has answered parental demand by offering its first February break day camp, called Expedition MOST (most.org/learn/vacation-camps/). Children ages 6 to 12 can spend their vacation learning about everything from nanotechnology to the vast universe.

Every day, museum educators will help campers explore a different STEM topic by taking an expedition to a different part of the MOST. Their day will be filled with games, science experiments, and even explosions.

The camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20 to 24, 2017. The MOST will provide a healthy morning snack, but campers must bring a lunch that doesn’t need to be refrigerated or microwaved.

The camp costs $250 for MOST members and $280 for nonmembers, but additional children from the same family are half price. The registration deadline is Feb. 10 and space is limited, so interested parents should sign up soon.

You can register online at the MOST’s website. You can download a letter for parents and the registration packet at the site. Return the registration materials with a $50 deposit by Feb. 10 to keep a space for your child. The balance of the fee is due before the start of camp.

For more information, contact Cynthia Waibel via email at cwaibel@most.org or phone at 315-425-9068, extension 2141.

And from the MOST website (as of 10 January 2017):

Expedition MOST: A Journey Through Science

Spend your February break learning about everything from nanotechnology to the vast universe with our weeklong day camp, Expedition MOST. Every day, we will explore a different STEM topic by taking an expedition to a different part of the museum. Your day will be filled with games, science experiments, and even explosions! Sign up today!

The details:

* Runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20-24, 2017
* Includes a healthy morning snack, but campers must bring a lunch that doesn’t need to be refrigerated
* Designed for children ages 6 to 12
* Minimum of 10, maximum of 20 campers
* Cost is $250 for MOST members, $280 for nonmembers
* Siblings are half price!
* Registration closes Feb. 10

Download a letter for parents and the registration packet, and return the registration materials by Feb. 10 to keep a space for your child. A $50 deposit is due when you reserve a spot, and the balance is due before the start of camp.

You can sign up for Expedition MOST online or by contacting Cynthia Waibel via email or phone at 315-425-9068 x2141.

About TACNY

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

Let Learning Continue This Summer – MOST’s Mission to Mars And Codemania Camps @ The MOST

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

The following came across the mailserver announcing STEM events during the summer at The MOST.

MOST is hosting two camps that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math

500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse, NY 13202 – (315) 425-9068 – www.most.org

Do you know a student who would appreciate attending a science camp this summer? The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is offering two options this year, one that is out of this world and another that focuses on bits. Both include plenty of time interacting with the MOST’s other science exhibits.

2016may4_CuriositySelfieMars4WebMission to Mars camps run July 18 to 22 for children 7 to 10 and Aug. 8 to 12 for children 11 to 14. Cost is $250 per child for members, and $280 for nonmembers. Get all the details on our website (www.most.org/2_ee_camp.cfm).

Weeklong Codemania camps, which is for children ages 8 through 12, will run every week in August, for a total of five weeks. The cost is $380 per week. Contact Codemania (Team@codemaniacamp.com) for more information or visit their website (codemaniacamp.com) to sign up.

So let the parents of those science-minded children know about these great opportunities, or send your own children. They’ll enjoy a summer of the MOST science learning!

And for those looking for details about the Mission To Mars sessions, the website contents (as of May 4th) are provided below. Check the official website for updates!

Join the MOST’s Mission to Mars this summer!

2016may4_CuriositySelfieMars4WebNASA is planning its first human trip to Mars in the 2030s, but your children don’t have to wait that long. They can launch into a planetary adventure this summer with the MOST’s Mission to Mars camp.

These astronauts-in-training will explore current and past NASA projects to inspire their natural curiosity. Campers will complete an astronaut training obstacle course, design a Mars lander, get engrossed in the stars during a planetarium show, and experience a taste of what it’s like to live in space.

They’ll also have plenty of time to explore the museum and much more.

We are offering two one-week sessions this year:

* Session 1: July 18-22 for children ages 7 to 10
* Session 2: August 8-12 for children ages 11 to 14

Camp pricing:

* $280 per camper for non-members
* $250 per camper for members
* A non-refundable $50 deposit is needed at registration to hold a place
* The remainder of your balance is due before the start of camp

The details:

* Camps run 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
* Drop off is between 8:30 and 9 a.m.
* Pickup is between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.
* A healthy mid-morning snack is included
* Campers must bring their lunch
* Camps are limited to 22 children, and registration is first come, first served
* Register early; camps are expected to sell out!

For more information and to register, contact our summer camp coordinator Sarah Akin at (315) 425-9068 ex 2148 or sakin@most.org.