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.**
Saturday, March 3rd 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Washington Middle School, Meriden Intro to the program and team-building activities
Saturday, March 24th 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mead Elementary School, Ansonia Ancient World Cultures Day
Saturday, April 28th 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tyrell Middle School, Wolcott Astronomy Day
Saturday, May 19th 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Peabody Museum, New Haven Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden Egyptian Culture
Saturday, June 9th 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Bushy Hill Nature Center, Deep River Native American Culture and Challenge Course
Monday, June 25th to Friday, June 29 8:00 AM - 3:00 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