News You Can Use:
New for School Year '14–'15
On-Going from School Year '13–'14
NEW for School Year '14–'15:
Hands-On in the Inventor Center
Where STEM meets student.
New challenges are presented every three to five months, and it's up to students to solve them. In the process, students are engaged in the four stages of invention:
Wind Energy challenge
September 12, 2014–January 11, 2015
Design and build an efficient wind turbine. Set up a wind farm alone or as a group to light up a model city.
Catapult Force challenge
January 16, 2015–June 21, 2015
Experiment with different projectiles, arm lengths and other variables to build and launch catapults, trebuchets and slingshots and breach a castle. Test creations for power and distance.
DaVinci: The Genius exhibition, Grades 5-12
February 13, 2015—May 17, 2015
Experience DaVinci's brilliance as an artist, scientist, inventor, sculptor, musician, mathematician, engineer, and architect. Click Here for more information. (Coming soon.)
DINOSAURS exhibition, Grades PreK-5
October 25, 2014–January 25, 2015
Walking, feeding, roaring, fighting, hatching and caring for their young ... life-like robotic dinosaurs return for a truly prehistoric experience.
Electricity Theater, K–Grade 12
Even more electrifying! Look for the on-stage Faraday cage this fall. Teachers welcome to spend a song in the cage.
It's musical lightning featuring Tesla coils! Ignite an interest in the science of electricity, power and energy with this science show featuring a dazzling display of indoor bolts of musical lightning.
Increased Flexibility for Planetarium Programs
To better meet your programming needs, we will no longer be publishing a Planetarium School Calendar. Planetarium shows will be booked based on availability on a first-come, first-served basis, Tuesday through Friday, so call early.
Haudenosaunee School Days
Grades 4, 7, and 8
Thursday, November 13 or Friday, November 14, 2015
Reduced to $4 by school scholarships ($10 value)
Immerse your students in the vibrant art and culture of today's Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). Celebrate Haudenosaunee culture—past, and present. Availability limited. Open for bookings September 1: 585.697.1942.
Ongoing from School Year '13–'14:
Free Watershed Outreaches at your school
Offered by the RMSC in conjunction with the Monroe County Water Education Collaborative
Open to students in all grades
Your students will have fun learning how to help protect our watershed. Students rotate through three stations:
Click here for a flyer, and contact Tim Cawley at 585.271.4552
Save the Date
Friday, November 7, 2014: 7:45am–1:45pm
Educator's Day: Careers in Construction
Carpenters Union, 21 Jet View Drive, Rochester
Sponsored by: RCCI and the RMSC
Click here for a flyer about this workshop
Registration Deadline: October 23
To register, contact Jeanine Gallina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Please contact Jeanine Gallina at 585.352.2459
Funded in part with support from The Farash Foundation
Empire State STEM Learning Network: Finger Lakes Hub
The Finger Lakes STEM Hub is a catalyst for collaboration among business, education, community organizations, government entities and passionate individuals leveraging diverse resources together to advance the interdisciplinary teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines for sustained economic vitality in our nine-county Finger Lakes Region.
Click Here for STEM resources