Summer Camps and Summer Programs at Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY

Space Exploration Institute: Life Beyond Earth For current 6-8 grade students  |  Earth Science Institute and Astronomy Institute- current 9th-12th graders

Space Exploration Institute: Life Beyond the Earth
For current 6-8 grade students

Description:
Space Exploration Institute: Life Beyond the Earth
Students attending this institute will explore the search for life beyond the earth, starting first with profound questions about what the foundations of life are. Is a model based on earthly life sufficient? What is the boundary between the living and the non-living? As the students look for life beyond Earth, they will go farther than Mars, to places such as Enceladus, a moon of Saturn. Finally, they will look to the stars, and consider planets orbiting distant stars. Topics of study will include the results of NASA’s Kepler mission, which is capable of finding Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. Students also will use KOSC’s telescopes and cameras to develop skills in visual observation and astrophotography!
One session: July 20 - July 26, 2014
Students housed at Binghamton University. Commuter and Residential options
View Astronomy Institute (current 9th-12th grade) & Earth Science Institute (current 8th-12th grade) at
http://www.summeroncampus.com/main/ProgramDetail.asp?ID=757

Additional Information:
For the 22nd summer, the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center (KOSC) is offering week-long camps for students in grades 1-12. Sponsored by the Link Foundation since 1994, in memory of local inventor / explorer Edwin A. Link, the Link Summer STEM Exploration camps offer hands-on, high-tech adventures in science, technology, engineering, and math.
SCIENCE DAY PROGRAMS:
Young Scientists (grades 1 & 2)
Junior Astronomers (grades 3 & 4)
Earth Science (grades 5 & 6)
Young Engineers: (grades 2 & 3)
Junior Engineers: (grades 4 & 5)
Master Engineers: (grades 5 & 6)

Contact:
Kopernik Observatory & Science Education Center
698 Underwood Rd.
Vestal, NY 13850
Telephone:   (607) 748-3685 ext. 313
Email:   rwilliams@kopernik.org
Web Site:   www.kopernik.org   


Binghamton, N.Y.
             
Earth Science Institute and Astronomy Institute- current 9th-12th graders

Description:
Earth Science Institute: Glacial Landscapes - grades 9-12*
Earth’s surface is constantly changing through a variety of geological processes. This institute will explore the effects of the half mile thick glacier that covered New York State 25,000 years ago. Participants will take part in an extended day trip to New York’s beautiful Finger Lake region. Students will photograph the geologic features, take soil samples, and hunt for fossils as they explore how the last glacial period modified various geological features. Guest speakers from Binghamton University and field work will provide students information to be used in a team project exploring the formation of glacial features.
One session: July 6-12, 2014
Students completing grades 9-12 may combine this week with the Astronomy Institute to create a two-week stay.
Astronomy Institute: The Moon, Craters & Catastrophes- grades 9-12*
The Moon’s rugged surface gives astronomers ample evidence of its violent past and clues to its formation. This institute will help students understand the dynamic processes that shaped the Moon’s surface over the eons. Students will explore geological features of the moon, such as crater morphology, regolith, mountains, and rilles, and will examine various rock types in relation to past, present and future lunar processes. Lab work will include lunar astrophotography, digital image processing, crater simulations, high-speed photography, telescope sessions, and lunar mapping. Team projects will challenge students to create a model of the Moon’s topography and propose ways to continue to explore it. During the week, there will be a number of guest speakers, and students will learn about different theories of lunar formation and the history of lunar exploration.
One session: July 13-19, 2014
*Students completing grades 9-12 may combine this week with the Earth Science Institute to create a two-week stay.
Students housed at Binghamton University. Commuter and Residential options.
For information on Space Exploration Institute Life Beyond the Earth for grades 6-8, please visit
http://www.summeroncampus.com/main/ProgramDetail.asp?ID=758

Additional Information:
For the 22nd summer, the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center (KOSC) is offering week-long camps for students in grades 1-12. Sponsored by the Link Foundation since 1994, in memory of local inventor / explorer Edwin A. Link, the Link Summer STEM Exploration camps offer hands-on, high-tech adventures in science, technology, engineering, and math.
SCIENCE DAY PROGRAMS:
Young Scientists (grades 1 & 2)
Junior Astronomers (grades 3 & 4)
Earth Science (grades 5 & 6)
Young Engineers: (grades 2 & 3)
Junior Engineers: (grades 4 & 5)
Master Engineers: (grades 5 & 6)

Contact:
Kopernik Observatory
698 Underwood Rd.
Vestal, NY 13850
Telephone:   (607) 748-3685 ext. 313
Email:   rwilliams@kopernik.org
Web Site:   www.kopernik.org   


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