Supporting STEM Learning Outside the Classroom
*LIVE* Online STEM Workshops with the Long Island Explorium!
Join us each day for interactive online workshops where we challenge you to discover, design and explore innovative STEM projects. We will use simple, everyday materials found in your own home. And, if you can’t find the materials, step up to the challenge and problem solve! There’s always a solution to the problem if we think outside the box!
Space is Limited to 20 students for maximum interaction. Register now, registration closes 30 minutes before workshop start time. A link will be sent to you by midnight the before session.
Maker Spotlight: Elijah Horland
Mythbusters Jr. Co-Host/ Maker/ Inventor
Saturday, May 30th, 2:00-2:45pm
Elijah started as a "Maker" in 2015 as a way to learn all the skills he needed to launch a high altitude balloon into "near earth orbit." Along the way he joined the Maker movement, made friends, took a job on TV's "MythBusters Jr." and became a regular at Maker Faire. Now 15, He continues to build, make, explore, teach, share, and play.
These webinars are organized by the Long Island Explorium, and provided free of charge.
April is Citizen Science Month
As citizens, we are invited this month to be scientists, to participate in the process of real-world science, giving learners firsthand experience in science practices.
At the Explorium, we have lined up weekly activities that would connect you with citizen science projects, collecting data hand in hand with participants all across the world and celebrate science in the world around us. Who says we can't have fun in our own backyard!
We invite you to join our Explorium team, as we collect data and help scientists all around the world learn more about the world we live in.
Virtual Science Fair at the Long Island Explorium
The program will start with weekly online meetings where we go through the details of the scientific method and discuss and share progress and questions about the participants' individual projects.
This work will lead up to the Long Island Explorium Online Science Fair where the participants will get the opportunity to present their work.
Virtual Little Sparks
Our signature program for pre-schoolers "Little Sparks" is now ONLINE and FREE!
Through our programs, we hope to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and creative thinkers! For the next 3 weeks, join Miss Erika, in engaging STEM activities that will get us all prepared to celebrate our wonderful Earth on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd. Join our weekly "Welcome Spring" YouTube Channel and subscribe for our FREE content
The Explorium in the Closed for In-Person Events
Dear friends and supporters of the Explorium,
Out of an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and staff, the Long Island Explorium physical doors will be closed as of March 13th until further notice. We will monitor the situation and continue to to provide virtual and live educational opportunities. Registered for our newsletter and view our current offerings.
Call for Makers for Maker Faire Long Island
Do you Love to Make! A Passion for S.T.E.A.M.?
The Maker Faire Long Island's "Call for Makers" is now open! Apply now: https://longisland.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/
Maker Faire Long Island
We Have Some Exciting News!
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Children are not empty vessels to be filled with knowledge by teachers; but rather continually constructing their own knowledge. Constructivist teaching invites learners to consider socially important, relevant challenges and endeavors.
Failure is not a bad thing. It helps us to develop ‘GRIT’. Grit is a distinct combination of passion, resilience, determination, and focus that allows a person to maintain the discipline and optimism to persevere in their goals even in the face of discomfort, rejection, and a lack of visible progress for years, or even decades.
Play to Learn
Through play children can learn to make sense of the world around them. Play helps children to develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.
WHAT OUR PROGRAMS OFFER
For Families and Children:
Our curriculum, exhibits and educational approach are unique by design, developed to spark inventive solutions, build confidence by embracing the “fail forward” concept and foster teamwork through hands-on workshops and activities that pose challenges with multiple outcomes or solutions. Because of this focus on creativity and innovation, the Explorium is recognized as Long Island’s Family Maker Space, a place for families to play, create, build and grow together.
Our workshops are smart and fun! We nurture children’s thinking as they work to develop their own solutions to open-ended challenges. STEM workshops include evidence-based writing, career awareness, and civic engagement components. Our distinctive challenge-based programs are built on New York State Science Learning Standards, New York State English Language Arts and Mathermatics Learning Standards, and the National Core Arts Standards.
The Long Island Explorium is a New York State certified provider of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education ( CTLE) credits. Our programs help inspire teachers to incorporate STEAM and constructivist approaches into their standards-based lessons. Teachers learn how to foster engagement of all learners through hands-on challenges that explore the engineering design process, encourage teamwork, and incorporate career and civic awareness.
WINTER/ SPRING HOURS
Wednesdays 10AM – 2PM
Saturday through Sunday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
(Other times by reservation)
$5 per person
Members and children under 1 are free