Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

During the holidays, we talked to some girls at NYSCI to see what they were up to.

We found them making and creating all sorts of things with their hands – light displays, parachutes, and gingerbread houses.

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Museum visitors can take home a piece of GingerBread Lane. Gingerbread houses will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis until every piece of GingerBread Lane is gone. Visitors are asked to bring a box or bag (flat-bottomed shopping bags or paper grocery bags work best) to carry their gingerbread loot home.

The Giveaway runs from 3 – 5 pm, with the line starting at 2 pm.

Free with NYSCI admission.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Families bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more.

ReMake the Holidays is a response to increased consumption and waste during the holiday season and an attempt to give people inspiration and options to do things differently, while having fun.

 

Each day will focus on different recyclable materials:
December 27: Textiles
December 28: Paper
December 29: Plastic
December 30: Glass and Metal

 

Special Features:

  • Puppet Phactory is developing an immersive installation and daily workshop series featuring their junk yard puppets.
  • Bill Bywater is back to carve ice sculptures of the following endangered animals: Amur Leopard; Black Rhino; the Bornean Orangutan; Hawks Bill Turtle.
  • Climate change and sustainability-focused artworks, created as part of the Access: Artist and Scientist Collaborations, will be on view.
  • Skraptacular returns for daily workshops!

 

Activities are free with NYSCI admission, unless otherwise noted. Activities take place between noon and 4 pm.

 

Puppet Phactory at ReMake the Holidays is supported in part through a Mini-Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, as administered by the Museum Association of New York.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

A sprinkle of creativity and a dash of imagination is all you need to design and create your own winter wonderland snow globe.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and oobleck.

 

This program is supported in part by funding from the New York Community Bank Foundation, the Liu Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Make your own GingerBread Lane house. Workshop participants will receive a kit of the same materials that Chef Jon Lovitch uses to create his GingerBread Lane exhibit: gingerbread pieces, icing and candy.*

Recommended for ages 4 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit of two houses per customer.

Workshops will be held on:

 

Saturday, November 19; 1 pm
Sunday, November 20; 1 pm
Saturday, November 26; 1 pm
Saturday, December 3; 1 pm & 3 pm
Sunday, December 4; 1 pm & 3 pm
Saturday, December 10; 1 pm & 3 pm
Saturday, December 17; 1 pm & 3 pm
Wednesday, December 28; 1 pm & 3 pm
Thursday, December 29; 1 pm & 3 pm

 

*Please note: While this workshop is about building with, and not consuming, the gingerbread, icing and candy provided, we know that it happens and that some people have food allergies. If you or your child has food allergies, please email publicprograms@nysci.org to decide if this workshop is appropriate for you.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

NYSCI will be open on Monday, January 18, 2016. This weekend, we will feature new activities from 1 – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 11 am – 4:30 pm on Monday. Activities will include one or more of the following:

Contraption Challenge
Join us in using the philosophy of Design-Make-Play as we repurpose household items and build an imaginative mechanism to meet a challenge, all while using NYSCI’s design process.

Noticing Tools
Use our NYSCI developed apps to explore body movement, motion, force and energy in all your playful activities. Create hilarious photo mashups and animations.

Sound Exploration
Did you hear that? Sound is buzzing all around us; some loud, some soft, and in high and low pitch. In this activity, make different materials vibrate and discover what causes them to create the different melodies we hear.
Other activities this weekend include Make It: One Block Challenge, Little Makers: Edible Play Dough, and Tinker It Sunday.

This weekend, we are open:
Saturday, January 16; 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, January 17; 10 am – 6 pm
Monday, January 18; 9:30 am – 5 pm

Free general admission will be offered on Sunday from 10 – 11 am. General admission does not include 3D Theater Presentations or workshop fees.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Start the New Year off right with a visit to NYSCI. We’re open all weekend, including New Year’s Day!

Special activities this weekend include Disney’s Frozen in 3D, Make It: One Block Challenge, Ooey Gooey Polymers, and Tinker It Sunday. Plus, be sure to see GingerBread Lane, the Guinness World Record holder for the world’s largest gingerbread village.

This weekend, we are open:
Friday, January 1; 9:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday, January 2; 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, January 3; 10 am – 6 pm

Free general admission will be offered on Friday from 2 – 5 pm and Sunday from 10 – 11 am. General admission does not include 3D Theater Presentations or workshop fees.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Workshop is sold out.

Make your own gingerbread house under the guidance of GingerBread Lane creator Jon Lovitch. Workshop participants will receive gingerbread pieces, icing and candy.*

Workshops will be held at 2 pm on November 22 and December 12. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit of two houses per customer. $10. NYSCI Members only. Not a member? Join today!

Workshop is sold out. Registration is no longer available.

*Please note: While this workshop is about building with, and not consuming, the gingerbread, icing and candy provided, we know that it happens, and that some people have food allergies. If you or your child has food allergies, please email us to decide if this workshop is appropriate for you.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

For the third consecutive year, GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread village in the world. Chef and creator of GingerBread Lane, Jon Lovitch, has won the record since 2013. This year’s village is his largest yet, with 1,120 structures covering 500 square feet. Structures include a double-decker Coney Island-style carousel, the S.C. Kringle & Co. Department Store evoking Gimbels in the early 1900s, The Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee Shoppe, and The EveryDay’s Thanksgiving Café.

GingerBread Lane is on view through January 9, 2016 and is free with NYSCI admission.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

This workshop is sold out.

Make your own gingerbread house under the guidance of GingerBread Lane creator Jon Lovitch. Workshop participants will receive gingerbread pieces, icing and candy.*

Workshops will be held at 2 pm on November 22 and December 12. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit of two houses per customer. $10. NYSCI Members only. Not a member? Join today!

Workshop is sold out. Registration is no longer available.

*Please note: While this workshop is about building with, and not consuming, the gingerbread, icing and candy provided, we know that it happens, and that some people have food allergies. If you or your child has food allergies, please email us to decide if this workshop is appropriate for you.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread village for 2013 and 2014 and will compete for its third consecutive Guinness World Record this year.

The all-new 2015 version of GingerBread Lane will cover 500 square feet and will have more than 1,050 houses and structures including a double-decker carousel reminiscent of one on the Coney Island boardwalk in days past and the S.C. Kringle & Co. Department Store which hearkens back to Gimbels department store in the early 1900s. GingerBread Lane 2015 will also have new twists like The Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee Shoppe, The EveryDay’s Thanksgiving Café, a second train (for the first time), and a 10-square-foot candy factory you can see inside of as you climb the stairs to view GingerBread Lane.

While the exhibition’s layout and composition change yearly, GingerBread Lane always includes Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, Peppermint Central Park, Candy Cane Place and Toffee Boulevard. As a grand finale, Lovitch will give away all houses on January 10.

GingerBread Lane exhibition is free with NYSCI admission.

Please note: GingerBread Lane will be dismantled at 11 am on January 10 for the GingerBread Lane House Giveaway. To see the display in its entirety, please visit before January 10. 

GingerBread Lane-related events:

Members-Only GingerBread Lane Workshops
December 12, 2015; 2 pm
Attend one of these special workshops with Jon Lovitch and learn what’s involved in building your own gingerbread house. Registration required. Members: check your email for the special registration link. Materials fee: $10. NYSCI Members only. Not a member? Join now!

GingerBread Lane House Giveaway 
January 10, 2016; line opens at 10 am; giveaway starts at 11 am. Free with NYSCI admission.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Grab your costume and spend Halloween at NYSCI this year at our outdoor event in Rocket Park!
Free with NYSCI admission.

Papel Picado! Traditional Oaxacan Day of the Dead paper cutting designs with artist Angela Carlucci

Box Monsters: Create your own monster with recycled boxes

Glowing Animal Eyeballs: Learn the difference between different animal pupils and turn ping pong balls into eyeballs with LEDs and markers. A great add-on for a Box Monster!

Bug Cafe: Enjoy a fine selection of bugs and wash them down with cider samples.

Hot Glue Monster Mash: Make spider webs, masks or mini skull key chains all out of hot glue with Maker Space staff.

Phases Demo: Learn about the phases of matter (with a Halloween twist!) from the NYSCI Explainers at 2pm.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

On Sunday, January 25, we are handing over Little Makers to NYSCI’s Public Programs Design Fellow, Deren Guler. Deren is a physicist, maker, educator and creator of Invent-abling, gender-neutral kits of smart materials and electronics that demonstrate how to put science and engineering concepts to use.

In this weekend’s workshop, Deren and the Little Makers team will guide families through the basics of circuitry, and then deck out a hat or pair of gloves with LEDs and smart fabrics, including some amazing heat-activated color-changing fabric! If you have any winter gear that you want to light up and customize, feel free to bring your own.

Little Makers is recommended for children 18 months and older. This Sunday’s workshop will be offered in two sessions at 10:30 – 11:15 am and 11:30 am –12:15 pm. The materials fee for Little Makers is $8 per family for non-members, with paid NYSCI admission and $5 for members. Space is limited; advance registration recommended.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more. ReMake the Holidays is a response to increased consumption and waste during the holiday season and an attempt to give people pause, inspiration and options to do things differently, while having fun! This year’s event will focus on a different recyclable material each day. Daily features include ice sculpting with Bill Bywater and the Climate Confessional that will be recorded and aired on The Adaptors. Activities are free with NYSCI admission, unless otherwise noted.

December 27: Plastic Projects
•    Jump into the New Year by making plastic bag jump ropes with the folks from Skraptacular.
•    Hand cut stickers and holiday cards with NYSCI’s Maker Space staff.
•    Holiday light hacking with NYSCI Explainers.
•    Make a plastic bottle lantern with NYSCI Explainers.

December 28: Paper Projects
•    Make eco pop-up puppets with Skraptacular.
•    Create paper lanterns with NYSCI’s Maker Space staff.
•    Paper Gadgets: Activate your paper sculptures with light and sound with Invent-abling.
•    Join a button-making workshop with NYSCI Explainers.
•    Create “recyle-gami” with Fold and Tell.

December 29: Fabric & Sewing Projects
•    Skrap Fabric Frenzy – Make fun outfits for cork and wire dolls with Skraptacular.
•    ReMake the Fabric Patch with Embroidery in NYSCI’s Maker Space.
•    Learn to sew and remake your fabric with Joe Beau Ties. Sessions: 12:30; 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Register now. $6 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $4 per person.)

•    Control Colors with Soft Circuits! – Learn how to sew a light circuit with switches that allow you to change the color of the light with Invent-abling.

•    Little Makers: In Stitches — Explore new tools and materials while practicing hand sewing skills.

•    Print fabric with NYSCI Explainers. Participants will need to preregister online and bring their own fabric item to remake. Sessions: noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3, & 3:30 pm. Register now. $3 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $2 per person.)

December 30: Metal and Glass Projects

•    Wired to Wire – Make cork and wire dolls with Skraptacular.
•    Create lanterns out of soda cans with NYSCI’s Maker Space staff.
•    Holiday light hacking with NYSCI Explainers.
•    Join our Glass bottle Vase Etching workshop with NYSCI Explainers. Participants will need to preregister online and bring their own glass bottle to remake. Sessions: noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3 & 3:30 pm. Register now. $3 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $2 per person.)

ReMake Late: For Adults (December 30, 5 – 8 pm; $15 per person; $11 per Member)
Kids shouldn’t have all the fun this holiday season! ReMake activities and workshops will continue into the evening on December 30 so adults can also join in on this annual making festival.
•    Ice sculpt with Bill Bywater.

•    The Climate Confessional by The Adaptors.

•    Sew to remake fabric items with with Joe Beau Ties.

•    Activating Origami – Paper does not have to sit still! Experiment with folding, structure and basic vibrational movement to bring your paper sculptures to life. With simple re-useable parts and instruction from Invent-abling, you will learn how to make a basic paper robot.
•    Join our Glass Bottle Etching workshop with NYSCI Explainers.

 

Daily Features

NYSCI’s favorite ice sculptor, Bill Bywater, will focus his ice sculpting skills to highlight endangered wildlife, while providing audience members with an on-going demonstration of ice sculpting tools and techniques. Daily demonstrations: Ice Sculpting Tools at 2:30pm; The Albedo Effect at 3 pm.

The Climate Confessional

Confess the thing you’re doing – or not doing – that makes you feel guilty about climate change. During peak times, climate counselors—Sara Harris, Katie Mandes, Zack Kopplin and Beth Karlin—will be available to offer “penance” and solutions to help ease your conscience. Your confession will be recorded and aired on The Adaptors, a new public radio podcast and website with host Flora Lichtman that tells the stories of people adapting to a changing planet. The new podcast is a project from SoundVision Productions in Berkeley with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

 

Sara Harris
Senior Instructor
Dept of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Sara Harris teaches climate science at the University of British Columbia. Her current research explores people’s ideas about how Earth’s climate system works and what learning opportunities best help people develop informed opinions about climate change. She has co-authored a book called “Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy and Practice” (2014), and co-instructed a Massive Open Online Course called “Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations” which involved tens of thousand of participants from around the world.

Sara’s research background is in reconstructing past variations in Earth’s oceans and climate system. She has also studied modern oceans and sailed thousands of miles with undergraduate students, as a chief scientist at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

 

Beth Karlin
Director, Transformational Media Lab
University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA

Beth Karlin founded and directs the Transformational Media Lab at UC Irvine, where she studies the psychology of leveraging technology for social change. Current projects investigate energy conservation, documentary film, and digital activism. Beth has published in venues ranging from peace studies to persuasive technology and lectures regularly on Transformational Media and the Psychology of Sustainability. She earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology, Masters in Public Policy and Administration and Ph.D. in Social Ecology with an emphasis in Environmental Psychology.

 

Katie Mandes
Vice President for Community Engagement
Director, Make an Impact, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Arlington, VA

Katie Mandes is Vice President for Community Engagement and Director of Make an Impact at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). She is responsible for education and outreach to communities, employees and consumers, and directs the center’s employee engagement and sustainability programs. These include Make an Impact, a program designed to empower employees and local communities to understand and reduce their individual environmental impact. Started in 2007 with founding partner Alcoa, the program has grown to include Entergy and Bank of America and has reached more than 380,000 people. The program is available in the U.S., UK, Hong Kong, and Brazil.

 

Zack Kopplin
Science Education Activist
Undergraduate, Rice University
Houston, TX

Zack Kopplin is a science education activist who has fought against creationism being taught with public money. He’s an undergraduate at Rice University and a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School. Zack grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since June, 2010, Zack has led the effort to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, which promotes the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in public school science class.

 

ReMake the Holidays is generously supported by Astoria Bank.

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more. ReMake the Holidays is a response to increased consumption and waste during the holiday season and an attempt to give people pause, inspiration and options to do things differently, while having fun! This year’s event will focus on a different recyclable material each day. Daily features include ice sculpting with Bill Bywater and the Climate Confessional that will be recorded and aired on The Adaptors. Activities are free with NYSCI admission, unless otherwise noted.

December 27: Plastic Projects
•    Jump into the New Year by making plastic bag jump ropes with the folks from Skraptacular.
•    Hand cut stickers and holiday cards with NYSCI’s Maker Space staff.
•    Holiday light hacking with NYSCI Explainers.
•    Make a plastic bottle lantern with NYSCI Explainers.

December 28: Paper Projects
•    Make eco pop-up puppets with Skraptacular.
•    Create paper lanterns with NYSCI’s Maker Space staff.
•    Paper Gadgets: Activate your paper sculptures with light and sound with Invent-abling.
•    Join a button-making workshop with NYSCI Explainers.
•    Create “recyle-gami” with Fold and Tell.

December 29: Fabric & Sewing Projects
•    Skrap Fabric Frenzy – Make fun outfits for cork and wire dolls with Skraptacular.
•    ReMake the Fabric Patch with Embroidery in NYSCI’s Maker Space.
•    Learn to sew and remake your fabric with Joe Beau Ties. Sessions: 12:30; 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Register now. $6 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $4 per person.)

•    Control Colors with Soft Circuits! – Learn how to sew a light circuit with switches that allow you to change the color of the light with Invent-abling.

•    Little Makers: In Stitches — Explore new tools and materials while practicing hand sewing skills.

•    Print fabric with NYSCI Explainers. Participants will need to preregister online and bring their own fabric item to remake. Sessions: noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3, & 3:30 pm. Register now. $3 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $2 per person.)

December 30: Metal and Glass Projects

•    Wired to Wire – Make cork and wire dolls with Skraptacular.
•    Create lanterns out of soda cans with NYSCI’s Maker Space staff.
•    Holiday light hacking with NYSCI Explainers.
•    Join our Glass bottle Vase Etching workshop with NYSCI Explainers. Participants will need to preregister online and bring their own glass bottle to remake. Sessions: noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3 & 3:30 pm. Register now. $3 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $2 per person.)

ReMake Late: For Adults (December 30, 5 – 8 pm; $15 per person; $11 per Member)
Kids shouldn’t have all the fun this holiday season! ReMake activities and workshops will continue into the evening on December 30 so adults can also join in on this annual making festival.
•    Ice sculpt with Bill Bywater.

•    The Climate Confessional by The Adaptors.

•    Sew to remake fabric items with with Joe Beau Ties.

•    Activating Origami – Paper does not have to sit still! Experiment with folding, structure and basic vibrational movement to bring your paper sculptures to life. With simple re-useable parts and instruction from Invent-abling, you will learn how to make a basic paper robot.

•    Join our Glass Bottle Etching workshop with NYSCI Explainers.

•    Get creative with those champagne cork baskets with Skraptacular.

 

Daily Features

NYSCI’s favorite ice sculptor, Bill Bywater, will focus his ice sculpting skills to highlight endangered wildlife, while providing audience members with an on-going demonstration of ice sculpting tools and techniques. Daily demonstrations: Ice Sculpting Tools at 2:30pm; The Albedo Effect at 3 pm.

The Climate Confessional

Confess the thing you’re doing – or not doing – that makes you feel guilty about climate change. During peak times, climate counselors—Sara Harris, Katie Mandes, Zack Kopplin and Beth Karlin—will be available to offer “penance” and solutions to help ease your conscience. Your confession will be recorded and aired on The Adaptors, a new public radio podcast and website with host Flora Lichtman that tells the stories of people adapting to a changing planet. The new podcast is a project from SoundVision Productions in Berkeley with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

 

Sara Harris
Senior Instructor
Dept of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Sara Harris teaches climate science at the University of British Columbia. Her current research explores people’s ideas about how Earth’s climate system works and what learning opportunities best help people develop informed opinions about climate change. She has co-authored a book called “Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy and Practice” (2014), and co-instructed a Massive Open Online Course called “Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations” which involved tens of thousand of participants from around the world.

Sara’s research background is in reconstructing past variations in Earth’s oceans and climate system. She has also studied modern oceans and sailed thousands of miles with undergraduate students, as a chief scientist at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

 

Beth Karlin
Director, Transformational Media Lab
University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA

Beth Karlin founded and directs the Transformational Media Lab at UC Irvine, where she studies the psychology of leveraging technology for social change. Current projects investigate energy conservation, documentary film, and digital activism. Beth has published in venues ranging from peace studies to persuasive technology and lectures regularly on Transformational Media and the Psychology of Sustainability. She earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology, Masters in Public Policy and Administration and Ph.D. in Social Ecology with an emphasis in Environmental Psychology.

 

Katie Mandes
Vice President for Community Engagement
Director, Make an Impact, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Arlington, VA

Katie Mandes is Vice President for Community Engagement and Director of Make an Impact at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). She is responsible for education and outreach to communities, employees and consumers, and directs the center’s employee engagement and sustainability programs. These include Make an Impact, a program designed to empower employees and local communities to understand and reduce their individual environmental impact. Started in 2007 with founding partner Alcoa, the program has grown to include Entergy and Bank of America and has reached more than 380,000 people. The program is available in the U.S., UK, Hong Kong, and Brazil.

 

Zack Kopplin
Science Education Activist
Undergraduate, Rice University
Houston, TX

Zack Kopplin is a science education activist who has fought against creationism being taught with public money. He’s an undergraduate at Rice University and a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School. Zack grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since June, 2010, Zack has led the effort to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, which promotes the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in public school science class.

 

ReMake the Holidays is generously supported by Astoria Bank.

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Mother Earth’s Counting Book by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Lonnie Sue Johnson.
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