Cosmic Cultures II is an interdistrict grant program that brings together students from Wolcott, Meriden, Ansonia, and Hartford. The program is designed to provide meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for students that enhance and enrich their school day learning. Learning experiences focus on the cultural and scientific links of both ancient and present day civilizations using astronomy as its central unifying theme. Further, it provides numerous opportunities for students from different communities and backgrounds to meet, become friends, and establish meaningful, positive relationships. Team building and task-oriented activities allow students to develop inter-personal, communication, and problem solving skills in a fun, relaxed and engaging atmosphere.
**Times are approximate, please see permission slip for details.**
Friday, October 19th After School - ~8:15 PM West Side Middle School, Waterbury Introduction to the program, intro to the night sky, team- building activities with Camp Sloper staff.
Friday, November 16th (moved from the 9th due to weather) After School - ~8:15 PM Mead School, Ansonia Star Gazing Party with the Greater Hartford Astronomical Society
Saturday, January 26th 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Washington Middle School, Meriden Ancient World Cultures Day
Friday, February 22nd During School Hours Peabody Museum, New Haven Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden Egyptian Culture
Saturday, April 6th 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tyrell Middle School, Wolcott Astronomy Day Saturday, May 18th 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Bushy Hill Nature Center, Deep River Native American Culture and Challenge Course
After School Ends in June 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Locations will vary, but may include: New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks Aviation history Central Connecticut State University, New Britian College life and planetarium Pequot Museum, Mashantucket Native American culture Ansonia High School, Ansonia Home base for camp on Monday and Friday