7th & 8th Graders Sign Up Now For Fun American Museum Of Natural History, Cornell Tech And Roosevelt Island Youth Program Summer Computer Coding And Bird Observation 2 Week Program
Image From Cornell Lab Of Ornithology
The Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) is partnering with Cornell Tech and the American Museum of Natural History to offer a 2 week summer program for 7th and 8th graders to study ornithology (study of birds) and coding in the Python computer language.
According to RIYP:
Roosevelt Island Youth Program Partners with Cornell Tech to offer exciting Coding off the Grid ProgramCornell Tech Director Of K -12 Education Diane Levitt discussed summer program for PS/IS 217 students on the study of birds with the American Museum of Natural History, including learning how to code in Python language, during June 8 meeting of CB 8's Roosevelt Island and Education committees.
It is Roosevelt Island Youth Program Beacon's pleasure to introduce a new and exciting opportunity for rising 7th Graders to work in collaboration with Cornell Tech this summer! July 20th-31st, Cornell Tech and the Roosevelt Island Youth Program's Beacon and the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development will offer students entering 8th grade in the fall an optional 2-week program called "Coding off the Grid" that combines computer science and natural sciences. The program has been developed by the American Museum of Natural History and will be led by Ms. Kelly Huang, science teacher at PS/IS 217. Students will spend time outdoors observing birds and the natural environment, and indoors in the computer lab learning to code their observations. No prior knowledge is required for this class.
The program will last three hours every day for 2 weeks, starting at 9:00am and ending at 12:00pm, so students will be able to participate in other Beacon summer activities during the rest of their days. Coding off the Grid includes two field trips to the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, on July 21st and 31st. At the conclusion of the program, Cornell Tech will host a tech high school fair for all participants and their families. There will be no charge for participating.
If you know of a 7th or 8th Grade student in our area who may be interested in this program, please contact the Beacon Office to receive an application at (212) 527-2505 or email us at RIBeacon@gmail.com.
Here's what Ms. Levitt had to say
and a video of a student learning how to code colors in Python computer language.
Sign up now if you are a 7th or 8th Grader interested in this program by emailing RIBeacon@gmail.com or calling (212) 527-2505.