The Sciences

Register for SUNY Maritime College STEM Day

  Registration is open now for the April 13th STEM Day at Maritime College. See below for full details and register here.  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13 Grades 7 – 12 Complete a robot obstacle course Help reintroduce oysters to the East River Navigate a tug in an immersive simulator EXPLORE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH WITH SUNY MARITIME FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS. Students are invited to sign

STEM Day Returns to Maritime College

  We’re very excited to share that STEM Day will be returning to Maritime College again later this month. On October 27th, students grades 7-12 are invited to sign up for three STEM stations led by experts from the college. Families then have the opportunity to eat lunch on the mess deck! The day will have many of the same popular stations as last spring and a few new additions:

American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year Luciana Vega & Her Trip to the Bronx

  If you’re not already familiar with Luciana Vega- she’s American Girl’s Girl of the Year for 2018. An aspiring astronaut, Luciana has dreams of landing on Mars. So when Luciana made her way to the Bronx a few weeks ago (thanks American Girl!), who better to pay a visit to than our very own Jupiter Joe, who brings astronomy to families all over the Bronx. On a clear night,

SUNY Maritime College Hosts First Ever Stem Day

SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck is hosting its first-ever STEM Day for students in grades 7-12 on April 7. All activities are free, and students and families have the additional option of taking tours of campus and the college’s 565-foot training ship, Empire State VI- and even have lunch on the mess deck! There will be stations – taught by Maritime faculty and staff – about: Reintroducing oysters to

Registration Open for City of Science 2018 at Lehman College

  WALK ON WATER. BLAST BALLS INTO ORBIT. DEFY GRAVITY. City of Science is returning to the Bronx! Once again, the World Science Festival and Con Edison have put together this awesome touring event where science, technology, engineering, and math come together. There will be interactive demonstrations, hands-on-activities, and enormous exhibitions. And best of all, it’s free! The event will take place on Sunday March 11th from 10-4pm in the

Solar Eclipse Viewing Events in the Bronx

Solar Glasses- check (courtesy of Metro Optics) Place to hang and watch the Eclipse- check.   If you’re looking for a place to go to watch the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21st, we’ve started to compile a list of events and parties happening around the borough. Hosting one? Let us know and we will add to our round up!   Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Pelham Bay Library

Checking out Kiwi Crate: Science of Magic Box

By Jennifer Vargas   My daughter is very into science and crafts. I’m always looking for activities and kits to entertain and help her develop this inquiry of hers. I recently came across this subscription called Kiwi Crate. Kiwi Crate’s philosophy is to inspire the next generation of scientists, artists and makers. It is a monthly subscription package that have crates that cater to ages 0-16+. I decided to get

A day of science, history, art, and exploration in the Bronx River

Calling all past, present, and future Bronx River Stewards!  Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of science, history, art, and exploration in the Bronx River. Join a science study in the morning to discover the secrets of the river, from how it flows to what lives in its depths. Then we hope to see you afterward at 2pm in Concrete Plant Park for data sharing and entertainment. When:

Nearby: Free STEM camps for kids

  Check out this free week long summer camp hosted by Microsoft and littleBits in NYC. The free week long maker camp will allow kids to explore their creativity through littleBits, a platform of easy to use electronic building blocks. Kids ages 8-11 will get an introduction to electronics and robotics in a fun and interactive environment. Campers can bring their ideas to life and make amazing inventions such as a

Summer STEM Series: Annedroids

This is a sponsored post.     While the summer is a nice break from testing and nightly homework, it’s still important to keep young minds engaged. This doesn’t mean you have to create tedious lesson plans and miss out on outdoor fun- the opportunity to learn is everywhere. Think of a topic in school and there is a way to turn any summer setting into the classroom. Summer is

World Science Festival's City of Science Makes First Stop in the Bronx

  Get Ready! World Science Festival and Con Edison are launching City of Science, a buzzing mini-metropolis of free interactive exhibits and demonstrations that will travel to each of New York City’s five boroughs, engaging New Yorkers of all ages in the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math. First stop is the Bronx! Lehman College hosts the first event in the series, Saturday, May 7, 10am-4pm, at the APEX (250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Gate 7, in the Bronx). The daylong City

Call for Entries: Young Scientist Challenge + STEM Activity Ideas

    If you’ve been a follower of Bronxmama for a while now, then you know we love to share STEM related opportunities and information for kids (we are the home of The Bronx High School of Science, after all!) . Especially being the mom of two girls, I am always happy to encourage my girls and support their interests- especially in the math and science fields. My oldest Briana