This summer we will be starting STEM events at the Reservoir! These events will have hands-on activities to teach kids about ecology, environmental engineering, and much more!
The events will begin at 8am every Saturday and will run until 10am. They are intended for children aged 10-14 and parents must drop off and pick up their children. Parents must also provide a working cell phone number in the event of an emergency. By agreeing to the ticket online you acknowledge that it is okay to use your child’s image or voice for our website, on our social media, and in National STEM competitions.
The STEM events will be led by Project Reservoir’s student teams with adult supervisors. These outstanding students have won numerous state-wide competitions and were the grand prize winners of Disney’s Planet Challenge in 2012. The events allow these teams to share their knowledge with other students while further conducting more experiments.
There is a limit of 10 participants to each event so those interested must register for a ticket at the link provided below. All participants may be asked to sign a waiver before entering the Reservoir.
The schedule of events are listed below with more information about the event at each link. Check back regularly for updates!
May 10th, 2014 – Phragmite Maze, Solar Aerator Information, and Hydroponic Planting
May 17th, 2014 – Adventure Walk, Solar Aerator Update, and Planting in Chinampa
May 24th, 2014 – Living Mud (Looking at the Benthic Zone), Solar Aerator Maintenance
May 31st, 2014 – Documenting Spring Birds
June 7th, 2014 – Documenting plants and trees at the Reservoir using Leafsnap
June 14th, 2014 – Archaeology and Soil Science at the Reservoir
June 21st, 2014 – Signs of Summer Scavenger Hunt (for ages 5-10)
June 28th, 2014 – Solar Oven Day (Come make a solar oven!)
No STEM July 5th for fourth of July weekend
July 12th, 2014 – Water Ecology of the Reservoir and History of Potable Water in Jersey City
July 19th, 2014 – Wildlife Micro-photography
July 26th, 2014 – Mosquito Traps and Mosquito Life Cycle Exploration
No STEM August 2nd
August 9th, 2014 – Hydroponic Garden Design
August 16th, 2014 – Plastic Bag Crochet and Plastic Bottle Wind Chimes
August 23rd, 2014 – Bugs of the Reservoir