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Science through SCUBA
This past Saturday, we took a small group to the Lower East Side Ecology Center. They’re located in East River Park, and “work toward a more sustainable New York City by providing community-based recycling and composting programs, developing local stewardship of green space, and increasing community awareness, involvement and youth development through environmental education programs.” Have a look at some snapshots from the day.
It was then time for a little East River fishing!
Next trip: NY Aquarium on 4/2. Stay posted!
On January 15, The Schooba Academy launched its pilot program. On March 13, it went out with a bang. For their last event of the course, the Schoobents got back in pool to test their wits at some underwater science! (All underwater photos courtesy of Oceanblue Divers. Thank you!)
Again, we did our training at Waterside Plaza with Oceanblue Divers.
We got to the pool and began gearing up.
There was a quick refresher course, and we were all set to go!
Once underwater, some science was in order.
We then turned our science experiment into a football and invented a new sport! …All the while investigating the amazing properties of water.
The pool was our playground inside of a classroom. We scuba’d, we science’d, and we had a whole lot of fun. A few more shots from the day:
Big thanks to Oceanblue Divers and all who came down and helped out. More to come soon, so stay with the tune!
At the beginning of this week, The Schooba Academy began its second program at Lyons Community School. This time around, we’re working exclusively with over-age and under-credited kids, all of whom are eligible to receive high school science credit upon completion of the course. We’ve expanded the curriculum to fit the program, and the Schooba manual now aligns scuba diving to 9 NYS Intermediate Level Science Core Curriculum Major Understandings:
“Staten Island is like its own little island.” – Anonymous Schoobent
Oh, how right he is. And this past Saturday, The Schooba Academy got up close and personal with New York’s most isolated borough. We met at 10:00AM and headed out for The Schooba Academy’s first boat ride.
We arrived at the terminal just in time for our ferry.
We arrived at the other island, ate our lunch, and headed for the museum. It was a short but totally awesome walk that brought us within mere feet of Yankees Stadium!!
Inside the museum:
After the museum, it was back to the boat and BK! Big thanks to Alyssa and Jesus’ family for helping out. Only one more event to go for the pilot program! Next up, final pool session!
With just a week to go until the end of our pilot program, Lyons Community School has commissioned Schooba to run another course! The decision came as a result of their recent receiving of a grant, so details are still a bit up in the air. Some things we do know:
On January 15, The Schooba Academy launched its pilot program. The 8 student, 7 week course consisted of three components:
Yesterday, we held our last tutoring session. As sad as I am to see it end, I’m thrilled with the data! Some highlights: