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Museum Highlights the Science of Gastronomy

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Slated to open October 28th, the Museum of Food and Drink will focus on the science and history of what we consume every day.

Located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the museum is the brainchild of David Arnold, known for his use of liquid nitrogen in preparing creative cocktails.  The concept had an initial trail run last year at World Maker Faire in Queens with a replica of the "puffing gun" used in creating many breakfast cereals which was a hit.

The museum will host one interactive exhibit at a time with the inaugural one being "Flavor: Making It & Faking It." For more infomration, visit the MOFAD's website.


Summer 2015 Activities

Looking for something to do this summer?  There's a lot to choose from around the Island - check out some of the possibilities we've found:

Girls Incorporated of Long Island is offering two summer camp programs: Engineering for Science 2015 and Fun with DNA 2015, both of which will take place at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The Long Island Maritime Museum will again be offering its Bay Days program which offers weekly sessions with activities that vary from week to week.

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's Camp Intrepid 2015 has weekly sessions with activities that focus on space, planes, inventions and more.

The Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts will offer Lego and Architectural Design sessions at its camp this year.

Hofstra Summer Camps at Hofstra University is introducing Dinosaur Adventures in addition to forensic science, Long Island ecology, Minecraft and other activities.

Friends Academy Summer Camp offers a variety of courses that include marine science, CSI, digital story telling and robotics.

Portledge School's Summer Adventures is introducing engineering and technoloigy classes to its offerings.  Stop by their Open House on May 17th to learn more.

The WaterFront Center's summer programs include Marine Discovery with habitat exploration where students learn about the diverse marine life of Oyster Bay.

The Center for Science Teaching & Learning offers kids ages 4 - 16 activities ranging from hands-on investigations to field trips at their Discovery Summer Camp.  Choose from one or two week sessions.

In addition to summer camps, area musuems offer various scientific programs and activities:

The Hicksville Gregory Museum boasts the largest rock and mineral collection on Long Island, while the Dolan DNA Learning Center has Crick & Watson's DNA model as its centerpiece and a 30 minute film "DNA, the Secret Life."

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve is a treasure trove for the budding geologist and star gazers will be kept busy at the Custer Institute.

The Long Island Science Center caters to elementary school kids and their parents with hands-on STEM activities and Brookhaven National Laboratory offers free summer tours, special activities and the chance to talk to researchers.

CodeNow February Workshop

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CodeNow is holding a three day workshop in New York City to introduce students to programming in a fun, interactive way.  Local technology companies host the workshop where participants get to build fun interactive games.  Software engineers will be on hand to assist and answer questions.

Students interested in participating must be able to attend all three sessions.  Learn more and complete an application - registration must be completed by Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

MoMathlon Tournaments

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MoMath will be sponsoring five Mathlon tournaments in March for middle school students.  Teams of five, accompanied by their teacher or coach, (choose the location that's closest to you: BronxQueensSuffolkManhattan or Westchester) will participate in an exciting day of math challenges.  Awards will be given to the highest scoring individuals and teams who will participate in the Champions' Tournament to be held in April or May.


Robot Swarm at MoMath

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On December 14, 2014 MoMath launches its newest exhibit - Robot Swarm - an interactive robot experience.  Using different algorithms, each of the two dozen robots will interact with visitors (each wearing a harness) through a glass floor as they move away from and follow participants.  The small bots glow in one of four colors as they move around the space, aligning themselves based on color or trying to get as far away from each other as possible depending on the mode they are currently set to.

A sure hit for all ages, visit MoMath's website for days and hours of operation and to get more info on this exhibit.

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