The theme of this summer camp is exploring the unseen world around us. How does life exist and flourish in an urban environment?
Working side-by-side with Ph.D. scientists, students will design and build a device designed to sample the organisms along the urban shoreline of New York City. Students will collect and observe some of the diverse creatures living in the Hudson River. Additionally, students will monitor the pollinators in local gardens and discover their role in urban ecosystems. Using $35,000+ university-grade microscopes, students will identify the organisms they find and better understand of the complex web of life that exists even in the most urban setting.
- Camp takes place at BioBase @ Columbia Zuckerman Institute (3227 Broadway)
- Ages 8 – 12
- Sessions are 1 week long. 8:45am – 3:30pm
- Choose one session: July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29 – Aug 2 (all girls).
- 1 teacher for every 4 campers
- Lunch will be provided each day, in addition to snacks
- Outdoor activities everyday
- $650+ $150 materials fee per week.
- Need-based financial aid available (apply for aid as part of regular camp enrollment form)
- Deadline to apply (with a non-refundable $125 deposit): June 15, 2019