City As Classroom - City As Laboratory

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Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Aug 12 2018.
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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City as Classroom, City as Laboratory is a series of educational workshops for youth (aged 8 to 14) where students make use of "urban wilds" around Boston in order to understand the hybrid ecology of the growing city and propose imaginations for its future.

Each workshop involves hands-on activites for inspiring recognition and appreciation of the complex ecological processes ongoing in urban contexts. The goal of this series is to inspire urban youth to champion future endeavors related to environmental science (including efforts in conservation, wildlife protection, sustainability, infrastructure development, and more) and to see the city as a space for experimentation, creativity, and speculation.

Sessions are held on Sundays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participation is free of charge, and all materials will be provided.

  • WEEK 01 (08 JULY 2018) Introduction to Urban Ecology
  • WEEK 02 (15 JULY 2018) LIFE. Flora + Fauna of Cities : their Roles, Behavior, and Evolution
  • WEEK 03 (22 JULY 2018) EARTH + WATER - Fabric of the City : Urban Soil and Water Conditions
  • WEEK 04 (29 JULY 2018) AIR - Interpreting the Unseen : Sensors and Soundscapes
  • WEEK 05 (05 AUGUST 2018) NATURE - The Shape of Things to Come : Structure + Function of Urban Ecosystems
  • WEEK 06 (12 AUGUST 2018) Final Exhibition + Presentation of Designs (MIT Media Lab)
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MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst Street
02139 Cambridge , MA 42° 21' 37.2852" N, 71° 5' 14.1504" W
Massachusetts
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