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New Academy Digital Learning Summer Opportunities

by rochelle on Apr. 30th, 2012 No Comments

The California Academy of Sciences is launching two new summer programs where youth will engage in science-based storytelling through digital media

For Middle School: Pearson Young Scientists Program

  • For rising 5-8th graders
  • Located at the California Academy of Sciences with two one-day trips to Mount Tamalpais to engage in a variety of citizen science activities
  • June 18-29 (including the weekend), 10 am-4 pm every day
  • Participants will learn about citizen science and create an interactive mobile game experience for visitors to Mount Tam that teaches them about the natural landscape and how its changed over the years

For High School: Science in Action
Science in Action

  • For rising 9th-12th graders
  • Located at the California Academy of Sciences
  • July 16-27, Monday through Friday, 10 am-4 pm
  • Youth will work with our Digital Learning team and Visualization studio to create short 1-3 minute long stories about current topics in science to air in the Science in Action exhibit and on the Academy website

To qualify youth must be able to attend and participate fully every day of the program

ARE YOU INTERESTED? For more information or an application email pdasari@calacademy.org. Applications are due Saturday, May 19th 2012. Accepted participants will be informed by May 25th.

Digital Learning is support by generous grants from the Pearson Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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