SUMMER EXPLORER'S LEAGUE
Summer Explorer's League was an arts & science day camp on Beach 96th Street in Rockaway, NY
from Summer 2013-2015 & at RISE on Beach 59th Street from 2016-2018.
Young minds are stimulated through creative problem solving, nourishment, artistic exploration and ecological engagement. At Summer Explorer's League we gathered knowledge about our ocean and bay, challenged the ways we use our resources and observed the outcomes when we engaged with them. By also integrating diverse forms of art making with exploration of their backyard wilderness and oceanside, Summer Explorer's League hoped to provide the kids of Rockaway with skills to be shapers of a healthy community and world.
~ Summer Explorer's League 2015 Schedule ~
Week 1: WATER WORLD July 6-10
This week we will be exploring our relationship with water. We will be learing about aspects of water conservation, as well as looking at ways of spreading awareness and fostering interest about the amazing energy source that is our ocean!
Week 2: DOWN BY THE BAY July 13-17
This week will take us to the bay and back. Together we will , our Broad Channel Bay, and kayak through Jamaica Bay. We will also visit our nearby Edgemere Farm and learn from their waste and composting practices in comparison with our local landfill.
Week 3: H2O YEAH July 20-24
This week we will be looking more closely at the impact of our water usage. We will be visiting two farms and learning from their relationship with water, as well as how they aid in conserving water. Our time at the beach will also be spent re-imagining this resource that lies so close to home.
Week 4: OCEANUS July 27-31
Our final week of camp will look at the majesty of our oceans. We will travel near (our beach on 96th St.) and far (the Hall of Biodiversity at the Natural History Museum), all with the hopes of fully appreciating what we have. We invite everyone to come and enjoy everything we've learned with an Oceanus Parade on Friday July 31st!