Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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

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 Program

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.
Cornell 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.

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.


CheshireKitty said...

Well, moving vans at RL are a frequent if not daily occurrence, there is a high turnover of tenancy, possibly as you say, some Sec 8 tenants are leaving. The sticky vouchers mean that they can use them elsewhere.. although if they did not want to pay out 30% of their income at RL, they will not want to pay 30% elsewhere. The truth is it's very difficult finding an affordable unit in NYC these days - maybe some of those relocating are moving to other cities, or States, even.

Frank Alo said...

From what i understand the stickkas y voucher is only good for r l its no good if you move, only the people who were in sec before the buy ouy can move with it, as these people are in the real sec 8 with liw income the others who were placed in it after the deal was made had income too hight for sec 8 a woman was in a two bedroom her and her husband their rent went to 2600 sec 8 will pay the other 50dollars she move to the bronx into an apartment for 1600 she could not take the sec 8 with her, i worked for hud in texas ,so i looked into this buyout of r l and it looks to me that the whole deal is bad