Exciting news!  

The girls attending Camp Mason will take a “scientific approach” to the camp experience. The Hunter Foundation has partnered with The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) to introduce campers to environmental science and exploration.

NYSCI provides a variety of engaging educational programs for students, teachers and families.  

NYSCI serves schools, families and underserved communities in the New York City area, offering informal, hands-on learning through various products and services that use the “design-make-play” method of bringing delight and play to educating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

By utilizing the outdoor camp environment, the Hunter Foundation will offer a unique opportunity for the campers in STEM, and will be exposed to problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and are required to actively engage a situation to find its solution.

The program will require the girls to investigate the roles of both living and non-living components of a land eco-system such as soil, microbes, plants and water. Girls will create a mini-biosphere (self-sustaining environment) to take home and observe the interdependent relationships within the mini-biosphere over time.

Additional on-site activities will engage campers in climate science and the effect human impact has on the environment. Activities will include:

  • Studying green infrastructure and its effect on managing water run-off
  • Exploring the carbon footprints of their favorite foods
  • The impact their transportation choices has on the environment

The ultimate goal is to engage the girls in camp, to a meaningful STEM experiences that they can relate to and apply to their everyday lives.

 

About NYSCI

NYSCI serves schools, families and underserved communities in the New York City area, offering informal, hands-on learning through various products and services that use the “design-make-play” method of bringing delight and play to educating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).