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

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

Join our Virtual Science Fair!
A 5 week program that promotes curiosity, imagination and discovery!

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

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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!

By surpassing expectations and achieving great success as the Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire, our faire is designated and now recognized as Maker Faire Long Island!
We are extremely proud of this recognition and are looking forward to reaching even greater heights!
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW - June 6, 2020 for Maker Faire Long Island!
Visit the Maker Faire Long Island Page:  https://longisland.makerfaire.com/

Who We Are

We strive to be a leader in STEM discovery, learning and innovation that will shape the intellect, social values and principles of future generations

We work to advance STEAM concepts that translate into skills to address social, economic and environmental issues.

We stay COMMITTED to supporting STEM LEARNING outside the classroom and in our COMMUNITY through our VIRTUAL ONLINE Programs during this time

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Constructivist Approach

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.

Fail Forward

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.

The future belongs to the CURIOUS. The ones who are not afraid to TRY it, EXPLORE it, POKE at it, QUESTION it, and TURN it inside out. 

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.

For Students: 

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.

For Educators: 

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.

IMAGINE. CREATE. INSPIRE

VISIT US

Hours

Winter Schedule
WINTER/ SPRING HOURS
Wednesdays 10AM – 2PM
Saturday through Sunday
1:00pm – 5:00pm

(Other times by reservation)

Admission

$5 per person

Members and children under 1 are free

Field Trips

Hands-on Workshops for Young Scientists, Grades Pre-K to 6TH!

Birthday parties

A birthday they won't soon forget full of exciting, interactive activities.

Exhibits

The Long Island Explorium has an abundance of STEAM experiences for little explorers

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

School Year Public Hours in effect

STEM Online Workshops – June Week -12-15

Jun 02, 2020 10:00AM—Jun 27, 2020 12:00PM

Citizen Science at the Long Island Explorium

Apr 07, 2020 12:00AM—Jun 30, 2020 11:59PM

Rain Garden Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sep 13, 2020 12:00AM—11:59PM

Long Island Explorium Sunday, September 14th,   TBD - Garden tours of the Village Center Rain Garden and official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony TBD pm - At the Long Island Explorium

Virtual Maker Spotlight: Elijah Horland

May 30, 2020 2:00PM—2:30PM

STEM Online Workshops – Week-11

May 25, 2020 10:00AM—May 29, 2020 12:00PM

Virtual Maker Spotlight: Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

May 23, 2020 2:00PM—3:00PM

STEM Online Workshops – Week -10

May 18, 2020 10:00AM—May 22, 2020 12:00PM

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