We are pleased to partner with Curious-on-Hudson to bring you ECO-MAKERS!
Attention kids grades 5-8! Learn to use your hands, mind and MAKER skills in a meaningful way by creating sustainable solutions for a more efficient and beautiful environment. This class will take your passions to the next level as you learn how to build an aquaponic garden, a hydroponic growing station, and a solar charger from scratch. Your hydroponic garden will even be installed at the Greenburgh Nature Center! Applying today’s technology for a sustainable tomorrow is what this class is all about.
Topics you will learn about:
- Alternative energy sources: wind, hydro, and solar power – how they work and how can we make our own versions to power our household devices
- Thermal heating: how to heat and cool a house using the coolness of the earth and the heat of the sun
- Water catchment and storage: what is a green roof?
- Adobe clay: historical importance, environmental benefits, and how we can create our own
- Upcycling: creating treasure (in the form of art and furniture) from other people’s trash and salvaged wood
- Volunteer opportunity research: where are these technological advancements being practiced and how can we help
Spring Term (8 sessions); Tuesdays*, 4:00-5:30 PM
April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5
*First 4 sessions are held at Curious-on-Hudson. Final 4 sessions are held at the Greenburgh Nature Center.
Suitable for ages grades 5-8 (or 10yr+).
You will be working with tools, raw materials while learning about environmental science. You do not need prior experience but you should have an interest in making, inventing, designing and working with others to bring projects to life.
Fee: $225/participant; $205/participant when 2 or more are registered together.
If you have any further questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org