STEAM Day 2022
Students in 6th to 11th grade are invited to join a STEAM Day at SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck on April 2.
SUNY Maritime faculty and staff will lead stations about the reintroduction of oysters to the New York Harbor, water quality testing, kelp, robotics, and more!
All activities are FREE, and students and families will have the additional option of touring campus and the college’s 565-foot training ship, Empire State VI.
STEAM Day 2022 Sessions
Density Mysteries – Explore and Solve Using Chemistry
- Led by Dr. Kathy Olszewski
- A demonstration and several experiments using chemical “clues” to investigate mysteries in density.
Experiments in Equilibrium
- Led by Dr. Ioana Malureanu
- Physics experiments related to the concept of equilibrium.
- Led by Brooke Ravenel, LPN
- Make your own hand sanitizer and design a model of a virus.
Billions of Oysters
- Led by a group of Dr. Andy Michelson’s students and NYM Environmental Club
- Dig in up to your elbows and learn how oysters are bringing life back to the New York harbor. In this hands-on session, students will explore SUNY Maritime’s oyster growth, identify East River marine life, and test water quality. The stations are part of the on-going Billion Oyster Project’s restoration efforts to bring oysters back and improve the water and habitat quality in the harbor.
Kelping Out in the East River
- Led by Waterfront staff and students
- Go for a boat ride to investigate the lines of kelp growing just off the shore of SUNY Maritime. Make observations, record data, and test water quality!