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More fun for families!

Check out the Family Activities Around Ithaca page for a listing of places to go, things to do, and other resources for parents.

 

 

What kinds of work do people do at Cornell University? Some of the coolest jobs you can imagine happen here!  

Join us for three weeks of exciting virtual programs for K-12 kids as part of the national  "Bring A Child To Work Day" celebrations. Learn to navigate the solar system, program a microcontroller, identify birds, cook up a mini yogurt parfait, tour a Cornell University Police squad car,  practice some new yoga moves, and much more!

Consider reviewing one of these career information booklets (published by the national foundation) with your child as an introduction to discussing careers.

Questions? Please contact bring_a_child@cornell.edu

 

Featured: LIVE Event -  "Navigating the Solar System"

diagram of solar systemTuesday, April 13, 2021  |  Noon - 1:00 pm

Join Zoe Learner Ponterio from Cornell’s Spacecraft Planetary Image Facility (SPIF) and create a quick and easy map of the Solar System that shows its true scale. Discover the challenges of spacecraft navigation and communication, all in this fun and engaging activity that you can share with others in your school and community!

Supplies you’ll need: a blank piece of white paper (letter size), tape, scissors, markers, or other coloring implements in various colors.

Zoom link to Navigating the Solar System

 

 

WEEK ONE:  APRIL 12 - 18

Navigating the Solar System (LIVE!)

LIVE EVENT! Tuesday, April 13, 2021  |  Noon - 1:00 pm

Join Zoe Learner Ponterio from Cornell’s Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) and create a quick and easy map of the Solar System that shows its true scale. Discover the challenges of spacecraft navigation and communication, all in this fun and engaging activity that you can share with others in your school and community!

Supplies you’ll need: a blank piece of white paper (letter size), tape, markers or other coloring implements in various colors.

Zoom link to Navigating the Solar System

 

 

The Earth is My Boss: Conservation Career Day (LIVE!)

LIVE EVENT! Sunday, April 18  (visit website for complete schedule and details)

Sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Do you like being outdoors? Are you passionate about nature and wildlife? Discover people who turned their interests in fields such as science, engineering, education, and technology into careers that help the planet. These people work at zoos, universities, nonprofit organizations, wildlife sanctuaries, and clinics... and they've all made the Earth their boss! This online event is held on Zoom and is ideal for families with 7th-12th graders and undergraduate students.

Register for Conservation Career Day

 

 

Backyard Bird Nest and Egg ID with NestWatch

Webinar sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Have you ever found a bird’s nest you couldn’t identify? It’s both an exciting and puzzling moment! Join our NestWatch Project Leader Robyn Bailey and Project Assistant Holly Grant as they share tips and tricks for identifying common backyard nests and eggs. We’ll discuss how to safely monitor nests and baby birds and reveal features of a good birdhouse. Discover how you can turn your observations of nesting birds into scientific data with NestWatch.

Watch Backyard Bird Nest & Egg ID Webinar

 

 

Johnson Museum of Art Coloring Book

Sponsored by Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Enjoy coloring beautiful works of art from all over the world!  

Download Coloring Book PDF

 

Make Your Own Healthy Snacks

Sponsored by Cornell Wellness

Spend a few minutes with Erin from Cornell Wellness learning how to make your very own hummus! For those with a sweet tooth, Erin will also show us how to create a mini yogurt parfait. After you're done creating these tasty meals review the Mix and Match Healthy Snack guide for all your future snack ideas!

Watch "Mix & Match Healthy Snacking Cook Along"

Download Recipes

 

Stretching With The Family

Sponsored by Cornell Wellness

Join Ruth, Associate Director for Cornell Wellness, as she walks you and your family through a relaxing meditation and stretching exercise.

Watch "Stretching With the Family"

 

Science Activity Videos

Sponsored by Cornell Center for Materials Research

Did you know you can extract the DNA from a strawberry right in your own home?  Learn about chemistry as you make your own rock candy! Have fun with physics and bubbles! Check out these and other cool science activity videos led by graduate students with the Cornell Center for Materials Research.

Check Out Science Activity Videos

 

Safety Activity Sheets

Sponsored by Cornell University Police Department

Learn strategies for dealing with bullying behavior, help McGruff solve a crossword puzzle, and learn about how to identify trusted adults and use critical-thinking skills.

 

WEEK 2: APRIL 19 - 24

Blinky Lights: Learn to Program an Arduino (LIVE! Grades 6-8)

LIVE EVENT: APRIL 20, Noon - 1:00 pm

Learn to prototype electronic circuits and write basic computer programs to control them in this fun workshop! You will learn how to use an Arduino, a microcontroller that is very popular with hobbyists for everything from robotics to home automation and even electronic art. The workshop will be taught fully online via Zoom using Tinkercad Circuits, a free Arduino simulator that runs in your web browser. Space is limited for this event.

Register Now for Blinky Lights (Grades 6-8) - Space is Limited 

*Please create an account at www.tinkercad.com before you join the meeting.

 

Get EGG-cited!  (LIVE!)

LIVE EVENT: APRIL 24, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring brings nests, eggs, and baby birds! During this Cornell Bring a Child to Work Day program, join staff from the Lab of Ornithology as we learn about the nesting cycle. We’ll explore funky courtship displays, conduct an egg dissection, and play bird-centric games! Come with your camera on and ready to play during this one hour, live, interactive family program.

Recommended for families with kids grades K-5. Space is limited for this free program. Please only one registration per family. This program will take place on Zoom and will not be recorded. We will provide the Zoom link and suggested materials in the registration confirmation. Note the event is Eastern Time.

Register Now for Get EGG-cited!  

 

New "Anytime" Activities will be posted April 19!

Watch for more cool  activities to be posted on April 19!

 

WEEK 3: APRIL 26 - 30

Blinky Lights: Learn to Program an Arduino (LIVE! Grades 9-12)

LIVE EVENT: APRIL 27, Noon - 1:00 pm

Learn to prototype electronic circuits and write basic computer programs to control them in this fun workshop! You will learn how to use an Arduino, a microcontroller that is very popular with hobbyists for everything from robotics to home automation and even electronic art. The workshop will be taught fully online via Zoom using Tinkercad Circuits, a free Arduino simulator that runs in your web browser. Space is limited for this event.

Register Now for Blinky Lights (Grades 9-12) Space is limited!

*Please create an account at www.tinkercad.com before you join the meeting.

 

New "Anytime" Activities will be posted April 1926!

Watch for more cool  activities to be posted on April 26!