Cornell Kids at Work Sessions 2022

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     Session schedule is identical on both Tuesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 14. Registration is limited to one day per youth.

     Pre-registration for these sessions is required.

     Registration opens Tuesday, June 28 and closes on Friday, July 8 at 5:00 PM.

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Morning Session: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM                              

 

Take a Bird Walk! 

Explore the world of Birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We’ll walk the trails at Sapsucker Woods looking and listening for birds! Rain or shine event, dress for the weather! Binoculars are available to borrow. Meet at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center. After the bird walk, we invite you to stay and explore the Visitor Center exhibits and art.         

Location: Lab of O. visitor center entrance (off-campus). 159 Sapsucker Woods Drive, Ithaca NY 14850

Age Group: 8 - 16      

 

Navigating the Solar System

Just how big is space, and could we really explore the galaxy with the invention of light-speed engines? To try to make sense of all those HUGE numbers you hear when talking about space, you’ll make a map of the Solar System that shows its true scale, and then use this to learn about how we communicate with spacecraft and what it would mean to travel amongst the stars.

Location: Space Science Building - room 105          

Age Group: 8 - 16      

 

Taking Care of the Future You - Fun with Physical Activity

Experience the power of play by attending this outdoor activities session with an assortment of field day types of stations for you to try out. Stations may include equipment such as agility ladders, balance discs, cones, and much more. Bring your sense of curiosity and adventure. Activity will be outside rain or shine. Meet at the front entrance of Helen Newman Hall on North campus   

Location: Helen Newman Hall - Front entrance       

Age Group: 8 – 16     

 

Finding Your Way - Maps 101

Join our map room staff as we explore Cornell’s map room collection.  Learn about different types of maps and what they can tell us about the past, present, and future.  

Location: Olin Map Room - Basement Floor of Ohlin Library. Enter Olin, take a left, down the stairs, through the glass doors. The Map Room is in the back left of the room 

Age Group: : 8 – 16   

 

Explore Cornell - Scavenger Hunt Challenge by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Get to know our campus and learn more about our colleges and schools while on the move!     

Location: Undergraduate Admissions Office - 410 Thurston Ave   

Age Group: 12 - 16    

 

CUPD K9s @Work

Come meet CUPD's two explosive detection K9s and see them perform a live demonstration. Also, while at CUPD, take a tour of the facility and make sure to bring your camera, CUPD's own Scruff McGruff the Crime Dog will be at Barton Hall for pictures.    

Location: Cornell University Police Department - Barton Hall. Meet in the CUPD parking lot side of Barton Facing the Statler Hotel     

Age Group: 8 - 16      

 

Explore Campus with a tour!

This tour will give you an introduction to Cornell's history, its undergraduate colleges and schools, student life, athletics, and some legend and tradition. The tours are wheelchair accessible and are conducted outdoors. We hold tours rain or shine. This tour will end at Ho Plaza.   

Location: Starting at Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center (Noyes Lodge)

Age Group: 12 - 16    

 

Fun with Snap Circuits

Enjoy learning about electricity with 2 Cornell electricians!  In this class you will learn how electricity works and will have the opportunity to create your own electric circuit.  

Location: Humphrey Service Building B26

Age Group: 8 - 16

 

Central Energy Plant tour

Tour Cornell Central Energy plant.  This will be a walking tour and information session  of Cornell central energy plant.  We will also watch a tour of our Hydroplant and Lake source Cooling facility- with a question and answer period after. Must be wearing closed toed shoes!

Location: Central Energy Plant 303 - Energy Drive off of Maple Ave

Age Group: 8 - 16

Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM                                

 

Navigating the Solar System

Just how big is space, and could we really explore the galaxy with the invention of light-speed engines? To try to make sense of all those HUGE numbers you hear when talking about space, you’ll make a map of the Solar System that shows its true scale, and then use this to learn about how we communicate with spacecraft and what it would mean to travel amongst the stars.

Location: Space Science Building - room 105          

Age Group: 8 - 16                  

 

Desserts Made Your Way!

Come join us in the new facility:  Morrison Dining Hall.  Choose from making your own ice cream cookie sandwich, ice cream sundae or a Belgian waffle with all the toppings!  Dairy-free, fruit, or soft-serve available.         

Location: Morrison Dining Hall        

Age Group: 8 - 16      

 

Finding Your Way - Maps 101

Join our map room staff as we explore Cornell’s map room collection.  Learn about different types of maps and what they can tell us about the past, present, and future.  

Location: Olin Map Room - Basement Floor of Ohlin Library. Enter Olin, take a left, down the stairs, through the glass doors. The Map Room is in the back left of the room 

Age Group: : 8 – 16

 

CUPD K9s @Work

Come meet CUPD's two explosive detection K9s and see them perform a live demonstration. Also, while at CUPD, take a tour of the facility and make sure to bring your camera, CUPD's own Scruff McGruff the Crime Dog will be at Barton Hall for pictures.    

Location: Cornell University Police Department - Barton Hall. Meet in the CUPD parking lot side of Barton Facing the Statler Hotel     

Age Group: 8 - 16      

 

Virtual Embodiment Lab

Step into Cornell's very own virtual reality lab! Explore the world of virtual reality and learn more about the reaching being conducted right here on campus.

Location: 4th Floor Mann Library. Use elevators in the middle of the library following signs for "Department of Communication". Meet at the front desk.

Age Group: 13-16      

 

Learning about Cornell's Hip Hop Archives

The Cornell Hip Hop Collection is 15 years old and is one of the world's largest research archives on Hip Hop.  It features an estimated half-million items, all stored in the Cornell Library's division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.  This special presentation will offer an opportunity to view archival items from the Cornell Hip Hop Collection and learn about the 50-year history of Hip Hop music and culture from Collection Specialist, Ben Ortiz.       

Location: B2 Kroch Library  

Age Group: 12 - 16    

 

Exploring the Animal Hospital

Come explore various stations and activities at Cornell University's Hospital for Animals. Meet Veterinary Medical Staff and Veterinarians, test your knowledge of all thing's animal, meet Minnie the mini horse and more!    

Location: Animal Hospital - Enter from Farrier Road, follow the bend in the road and make a slight right. Enter building through glass door 73 - you will see Red and White balloons to the building entrance. 

Age Group: 8 - 16      

 

Ancient Egypt and Before - CANCELLED

This session will focus on two main topics: Ancient Egypt, including a bird mummy study, and earlier prehistory from about 2 million years ago to about 5000 years ago. Visitors will get to see real artifacts that help us learn about the past. We will also explore a bit about Cornell's early history and the preservation of the original University Museum       

Location: 150 McGraw Hall  

Age Group: 8 - 16 

 

Kids, Crafts, & Cones

Join the Campus Activities office for crafting, sno-cones, and chalking on Ho Plaza! These are all activities we do with our college students during the year – we are all kids at heart!

Location: Williard Straight Hall Lobby and Ho Plaza

Age Group: 8 - 16