Finding Our Way - WCSU STEM

Summer Schedule

FINDING OUR WAY SUMMER PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2018

 

WEEK 1

Monday

July 2

 

Tuesday

July 3

 

Wednesday

July 4

 

Thursday

July 5

 

Friday

July 6

 

HOLIDAY

No

Program

 

HOLIDAY

No

Program

 

HOLIDAY

No

Program

 

8:30 AM Drop off Ellsworth School, Breakfast Program (Optional)

 

9AM – objective: Orientation, getting to know you activities, intro to scientific journaling, Intro to GPS and Google Earth Program. –Haas 413.

 

11:30 -12:30

Lunch @ Ellsworth

 

Afternoon:

12:30 PM

Google mapping activity.

 

1:30 – 2-free play or read

 

2:00 PM

Stewardship and the importance of language, reflective journaling

 

3:00PM Pick-up.

Corner of Roach and Osborn

 

Activity Leader –

Prof. Dora Pinou,

Joy Pires, 7th grade science teacher, Kayla Guzman, Biology Undergrad student

NO BREAKFAST

6:00 AM Drop off

at WCSU intersection of Roach Ave and Osborn.

 

Objective: Marine Life

6:15 AM Bus leaves for Turtleback Zoo, biodiversity, picture taking, note taking, journal recording reflections on return trip.

 

1:00 Lunch at Zoo

 

Snack and reflection on bus

 

*6:00 PM – Pick-up

@ Midtown campus

Roach Ave Lawn

 

Activity Leader:

 

Dora Pinou, Joy Pires, Kayla Guzman, Rob DiGiovanni, AMSEAS.

 

 

WEEK 2

Mon. 7/9

 

Tues. 7/10

 

 

Wed. 7/11

 

 

Thurs. 7/12

 

Fri.   7/13

 

8:30 AM Drop off Ellsworth School, Breakfast Program (Optional)

 

Objective: Learn about phenology

Build teams for Photo-documentation (cameras & video)

 

Turtle Anatomy and LI Sound Diversity.

Rm 210 and 203

 

11:30 LUNCH @ Ellsworth School

 

Afternoon:

12:30PM The role of Bacteria in the Environment: Experimental Setup SB 210,203

 

2-2:30- free play or read

 

2:30 PM

Phenology and Watershed Stewardship ideas reflective journaling

 

3:00PM Pick-up.

Corner of Roach and Osborn

 

Activity Leader:

Dora Pinou, Richard Polvere, Hannah Reynolds, 7th grade teachers Joy Pires, Megan Danucci, and Jeffrey Brewster.

 

 

NO BREAKFAST

9AM – Drop Off at West Side Campus of WCSU.

 

9AM – Discussion about Stewardship after Lunch- work on projects with teams.

 

11:00 – Walk to Ives Nature Center and examine area, identifying living from non-living resources and hypothesizing their relationships

 

Journal: How do organisms use the watershed? Reflective journaling

 

Noon Lunch TO GO

 

12:30 pm -Afternoon:

Data Analysis, Journaling, map building.

WS 241, WS-117A computer lab.

 

2:30 PM free play or read

 

3:00PM – Pick-up at West Side Campus

 

Activity Leader:

Dora Pinou, Joy Pires, Megan Danucci, and Jeffrey Brewster

 

 

 

 

8:30 AM Drop off Ellsworth School, Breakfast Program (Optional)

 

9AM – Objective –Weather Forecasting Trip to WTNH Guests -weather show production

 

11:30 LUNCH

TO GO

 

PM-

reflective journaling of experience, and mapping

 

2:30 – free play or read

 

3:00PM Pick-up.

Corner of Roach and Osborn

 

Activity Leader:

 

Dora Pinou, Joy Pires, Megan Danucci, and Jeffrey Brewster

 

8:30 AM Drop off Ellsworth School, Breakfast Program (Optional)

 

9AM – Objective: Learn about heat transfer

Heating The Earth activity and Data Collection (applying knowledge)

 

SB Room 122, 124

 

11:30 LUNCH

 

12:30 Objective: College life

Visit college Dorm life and classrooms

 

2:00 PM

Data Analysis & reflective journaling.

 

2:30 – free play

 

3:00PM Pick-up.

Corner of Roach and Osborn

 

Activity Leader:

 

Dora Pinou, Gary Lessor, Assistant to the WCSU Director of Meteorological Studies and Weather Center, Joy Pires, Megan Danucci, and Jeffrey Brewster

 

 

8:30 AM Drop off Ellsworth School, Breakfast Program (Optional)

 

9:00AM Objective – Intro to hydroelectricity and map of Housatonic Watershed.

 

9:30am -leave for Shepaug Hydroelectric Station in Southbury, CT. Meet Engineers and Biologists at First

Light and Power.

 

12:00 – Noon

Lunch TO GO

 

Visit Lake Lillinonah Trail Map to learn about native plants and buffers.

Return to campus to work on Maps and Journaling and sorting of pictures and video.

Haas Library 413

3pm-pizza dinner for children

 

FAMILY EVENT and Anadromous Fish activity

4 -7 PM

RM: 240, 142, 125, and 244

 

Activity Leaders:

Dora Pinou, Prof. Michelle Monette,

Biology Students

Bryan Burke and Skye Zalenski

WEEK 3

Mon. 7/16

 

Tues. 7/17

 

 

Wed. 7/18

 

 

Thurs. 7/19

 

Fri.   7/20

 

8:30 AM Drop off Ellsworth School, Breakfast Program (Optional)

 

9AM to Science Building: 203, 210, Haas 413

 

Objective: Reflect on Microbes and fuel cells activity, and secondary activity on biogeochemical energy, or purification.

 

11:15 -12:15

Lunch @ Ellsworth

 

12:30 – 1:00

Mapping of Southbury visit

 

1PM -research successful examples of intercultural stewardship, work on maps. Planning for PSA Poster on Stewardship.

 

2:30 Free play

 

3:00PM Pick-up.

Corner of Roach and Osborn

 

Activity Leader:

 

Dora Pinou, Hannah Reynolds, Joy Pires, Megan Danucci, and Jeffrey Brewster.

 

8:30 AM Drop off Ellsworth School, Breakfast Program (Optional)

 

9AM – Leave for Milford CT, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

 

Objective:

Learn why and how scientists study the Long Island Sound.

 

Lunch TO GO

 

Return to Danbury and go to Computer Lab to map travels.

Reflective Journaling. RM 244

 

2:30- Free play

 

3:00PM Pick-up.

Corner of Roach and Osborn

 

Activity Leader:

 

Dora Pinou, Joy Pires, Megan Danucci, and Jeffrey Brewster.

 

 

9AM – Drop Off at West Side Campus of WCSU.

 

Objective: Exploring conservation of water. Local and Global.

 

Brainstorming on how to be a steward at home and at school.

 

WS 241, WS-117A computer lab.

 

11:15 -12:15

Lunch to Go

 

12:30 – work on 1. PSA research and planning

 

2. Reflecting on stewardship and working on translations.

 

Activity Leader:

 

Dora Pinou, Joy Pires, Megan Danucci, and Jeffrey Brewster.

 

3:00PM Pickup. West Side Campus.

 

8:30 AM Drop off Ellsworth School, Breakfast Program (Optional)

Objective: Measuring the flow of water

 

9:00AM – Leave for Great Hollow Preserve and Research Center, New Fairfield CT

Hike along Quaker Brook, and study water flow rate.

Review common trees and invertebrates of the temperate forest watershed.

 

12:00 – Lunch TO GO

 

12:30pm Collect water samples and test for nutrients.

 

1:30pm – Reflect on what this means for managing biological resources. Explain how everything you do has environmental consequences.

 

Leave Great Hollow by 2:30PM –

 

3:00PM Pickup.

Corner of Roach and Osborn

 

Activity Leader:

 

Dora Pinou, Joy Pires, Megan Danucci, and Jeffrey Brewster.

 

 

8:30 AM Drop off Ellsworth School, Breakfast Program (Optional)

Objective: Preparing our PSA’s

 

9AM –Exhibition Development and presentation planning by Children. –SB 125, 142, 240, 244 and Haas 413

 

11:15 – 12:15

Lunch @ Ellsworth

 

12:30 – Finalizing poster boards, maps, and presentations,

Bilingual help in PSA development.

 

 

4:00PM – 7:00PM Hands-on FAMILY ACTIVITY

Post evaluations and presentations SB 125 and ATRIUM

 

Activity Leader:

 

Dora Pinou, Joy Pires, Megan Danucci, and Jeffrey Brewster.

(All University faculty, School Administrators, Partners).

For emergency contact : Anne Mead – 203.948.5276

                                    Theodora Pinou – 203.803.0268