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STEM Parched: Tackling the Global Water Crisis (Gr. 6-9)

Dates: August 13, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Price: $260

For girls entering Grades 6 – 9 in September 2018
HALF-DAY: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.*

*Interested in creating a full-day program for your daughter? Grade 6 girls can combine it with a half-day Discovery Camp option. Grade 6 – 8 girls can register for the morning STEM camp and receive a 10% discount. Also receive complimentary lunches and supervision.

Nearly one billion people on our planet lack access to clean water and even more are running out. Cape Town—one of the world’s largest cities—issued a Day Zero warning that it would run out of water in April 2018. Have you ever thought about where your water comes from or how much water is available for humans on Earth? Access to clean water for all is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. But what happens if we run out?  In this STEM-focused, investigative course, students will reflect on their own water use and how they can be a part of the solution to the global water crisis. They will learn how to create 3D designs to help solve these global problems. As their understanding of the subject matter grows, students will collaborate with their global online partners through the exchange of video messages to develop a hands-on research project that shows the water problems each of their countries face, while sharing practical ways to address these problems and help bring clean water to the world.

Expert instructor Emily Litvack has an MA in Environmental and Conservation Education from NYU.  She has taught Middle and Upper School Science at The Hewitt School in New York City, where she was also the Head Biodiversity Instructor at the American Museum of Natural History.