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February Break Week Classes – Earth, Climate, Action! 

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February 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am - February 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm EST

Learn about the ground we stand on, how it moves and how it is studied. Students will create their own clouds, harness the wind around us, and experiment with real solar panels. Discover the science of planetary life, explore bodies of water, evaluate how human actions can impact Earth’s climate and discover potential next steps for humankind. 

Students may register for a full week of classes, single full day classes, or single morning classes. Full weeks of classes take place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., fee $275. Single full day classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. are $55. Single morning classes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., are $35.  


Monday – Weather vs. Climate 
Learn about greenhouse gases, Milankovitch cycles, seasons and more. How has our atmosphere changed on different time scales and what is a hockey stick curve, anyway?

Tuesday – Mapping and Geology
Dive into the history of planet earth and how scientists study our home in the solar system. Explore and create different types of maps and learn what a half-life is. 

Wednesday – Melting Glaciers  

Learn about ablation, albedo and more as we study all things related to ice and ice melt on planet earth, past, present, and future. 

Thursday – Earth’s Dynamic Ecosystem 

How do animals and plants play a role in the earth’s climate? How have living things changed in response to changing environments on earth? Answer these questions with a day of experiential learning. 

Friday – Future Energy and Climate Action 

Be the solution! Explore different types of energy from electricity to fusion, solar, and wind. Engineer your own hydro-powered device and test it against your friends’ designs.


All onsite programs follow CDC and state and local health guidelines. A COVID survey must be completed for each child, each day before class begins at the time of drop off. The use of a face mask is required. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Museum and classrooms. Classes are available on a first come, first-served basis and registration is required. Register online, email reservations@misci.orgMembers receive a 10% discount on classes.



February 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am EST
February 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm EST


15 Museum Drive
Schenectady, NY 12308 United States
(518) 382-7890