eat move hack health

Come to NYSCI for scavenger hunts, demonstrations, workshops and information during Rocket Park Recess. Gain a new perspective on eating, moving and hacking, as we take visitors on a tour of the museum with a different lens, supported by super fun Monkey Spot scavenger hunts by Monkey Bar Collective and activities and workshops under our Rocket Park Recess tent. You’ll leave with new ideas about our exhibits, but also how to enjoy your summer break more as you eat, move and hack for health. Free with NYSCI admission, unless otherwise noted.

 

July 22: Rocket Park Recess: Eat
How can cooking and eating be more fun and healthy? Learn how to make a yummy, good-for-you snack and reimagine how food relates to energy and can be used as fuel to do more and better things this summer. Free with NYSCI admission.

Monkey Spot Scavenger Hunt: Explore NYSCI to see food as fuel and how it powers all living things.

Easy-to-make fun and delicious recipes: 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm

 

July 29: Rocket Park Recess: Move
Learn about momentum, energy and different forms of transportation at workshops that teach different and fun ways to move and exercise. Free with NYSCI admission.

Monkey Spot Scavenger Hunt: Discover the causes and effects of movement throughout NYSCI.

Open session parkour obstacle course with The Movement Creative: Try out The Movement Creative’s obstacle course and learn the basics of Parkour, a playful platform of movement that encourages interaction between our bodies and environment, and encourages curiosity, experimentation, strength-building, self-confidence and healthy living.  All ages and levels of fitness are welcome. Sneakers/rubber soles are recommended.

 

August 5: Rocket Park Recess: Hack
To hack is to be clever and creative, and to make things your own. Meet creative hackers and learn new tools for putting your own stamp on different aspects of your life. Most activities are free with NYSCI admission.

Monkey Spot Scavenger Hunt: Use your ingenuity to see NYSCI in different ways.  

Open session parkour obstacle course with The Movement Creative: Try out The Movement Creative’s obstacle course and learn the basics of Parkour, a playful platform of movement that encourages interaction between our bodies and environment, and encourages curiosity, experimentation, strength-building, self-confidence and healthy living.  All ages and levels of fitness are welcome. Sneakers/rubber soles are recommended.

“This is What a Scientist Looks Like” with LabCandyNYSCI has invited LabCandy to Rocket Park Recess to reimagine what a scientist looks like. Founded three years ago by a Yale undergraduate, LabCandy is social venture with the mission to cultivate children’s (especially girls’) interest in science by showing them that the field has room for them. Join LabCandy CEO, Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, with her funky lab gear and lessons of kid-power, for an afternoon of colorful fun. Work with LabCandy against the nerdy STEM stereotype, and become what a scientist looks like!

12:30pmStory time with Olivia Pavco-Giaccia: Join LabCandy’s engaging CEO, as she reads from her interactivity book, “Ava and the Copper Key,” and demonstrates an experiment from the book.

1-2pm“Hack a Scientist Workshop”: Work with LabCandy and use different materials to transform a set of goggles, an essential part of the the ‘science uniform,’ that represents you and your unique style as an amateur scientist in the making. Fee: $6/$4 for members

2pm – Science Fashion Show: Workshop participants will have the opportunity to show off the goggles made during the “Hack a Scientist” workshop, while wearing some of LabCandy’s designs.

 

Rocket Park Recess 2016 Partners:

Monkey Bar Collective: Monkey Bar Collective offers a full range of content creation and production services with a specialty in media for kids. Clients have included Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Microsoft, Spin Master, and Storied Myth.

The Movement Creative: The Movement Creative is a social enterprise dedicated to positively changing the city in which we live through parkour, movement education, and design.

LabCandy: Founded three years ago by a Yale undergraduate, LabCandy is a social venture whose mission is to change the faces of science by empowering young girls in STEM.