LICM is dedicated to introducing young minds to science, technology, engineering, and math. Our programming fosters curiosity and imagination through the exploration of STEM.

As Green Teens, students from neighboring high schools are trained to share the importance of the natural world and promote environmental advocacy with museum visitors by developing and teaching unique, interactive education programs.

Two children outside in Our Backyard creating patterns with natural materials.

Christopher and Isabella explore pattern making and natural textures while making mud pies.

This program utilizes the service learning model, which combines meaningful community service with an in-depth level of instruction to produce an enriched learning experience for the teens and young visitors to the Museum. Our participants are trained by LICM Educators in the Museum’s informal hands-on education theories encompassing a variety of STEM topics.

Throughout the school year, Green Teens provide monthly activities, each focused on a different theme.

Interested in becoming a Green Teen? Email our Youth STEM Coordinator, Claire Flynn, at cflynn@licm.org.

Coming Up

March: Surrounded by STEM
April: Our Earth, Our Home

    Past Events

    February: Wild About Conservation

    Paper plate craft featuring a piping plover and glitter.

    The piping plover is an endangered species native to Long Island. Building their beach habitat, kids learned how to recognize their nesting sites.

    Talk about Wildlife at Home

    • Engage with the natural world around you. Here are five ways to explore wildlife in your neighborhood. 
    • Wildlife can be affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes and by manmade destruction like oil spills. Be an environmental engineer in this experiment that explores how scientists clean up oil in our waters.
    • Habitat loss and climate change are having detrimental effects on wildlife. Help undo the damage through these everyday habits.

     

    January: Re-Use, Re-Think

    Two toilet paper rolls made into a snowman and penguin using construction paper.

    Using everyday materials in a new way, visitors made their very own winter creature!

    Continue Thinking about Recycling and Reusing at Home

    • Recycling should be a part of our everyday habits, but we can also reduce the amount of waste we make. Learn some tips for how to use less here.
    • Be creative in how you reuse materials. In just a few easy steps, scrap paper can be transformed into seed paper that you can plant. Just add some water and watch it bloom!
    • Have you ever thought about who benefits from the bottles you recycle? From communities to businesses to marine life, the positive impacts of recycling are far reaching.  

    December: Ice and Snow

    Two girls decorating cups for their experiment.

    In our Ice and Snow lesson, children learned about the movement of glaciers and what lives there.

    Explore Ice and Snow at Home

    • The Arctic is a cold place to live! Discover how animals stay warm in the ice and snow.
    • As the Earth's temperatures continue to rise, glaciers turn from solid ice into liquid water. Learn how this affects our ocean's with this sea level experiment.  
    • IceWatch USA collects information on when water in our area freezes. Be a citizen scientist and contribute your own data

    November: Conserving Water

    Two children holding hand-made fortune tellers.

    Visitors made fortune tellers with tips to help conserve water at home!

    Find Out More about the Importance of Water at Home

     

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