Educators

Science and Technology Field Trips, Resources, and Handouts

Education Initiative – Mission

As a National Historic Landmark, inspire people, particularly children, to learn and appreciate science and history that has impacted their daily lives

 

Content

  • Existing InfoAge capabilities
  • Target audiences
  • Path Forward
  • Benefit to InfoAge
  • Benefit to Educators
  • Challenges – Action Items

 

Existing InfoAge Capabilities

  • Passive Museum Displays –
    • Artifacts – Displays of important technological developments from 1914 to present day
  • History – The story of Camp Evans and its impact on our nation’s well being
  • Interactive Museum Displays –
    • One-on-one and group interactions with museum historians
    • Hands-on displays
  • Formal Presentations –
    • Speaker’s Bureau Presentations – Fifty presentations that are offered on-site or remotely (virtual)
    • InfoAge Space Exploration Center (ISEC)
    • InfoAge Lecture Series – Invited guests
  • Classroom and Laboratory Space – Space Camp and Camp Invention

 

Target Audiences

  • Elementary School STEM Programs – Asbury Park
  • Middle School STEM programs – New Hanover
  • High School STEM programs – Manasquan, Neptune, Jackson, Freehold, Ilan
  • Home School STEM programs – Camp WOW
  • Boy/Girl Scouts Merit Badges/Advancement
  • Colleges and Universities – Princeton, Rensselaer Polytech., Yale, Brookdale Community College

 

Path Forward

  • Expand Interactions with local schools
  • Build on existing platforms
  • Add programs to address science/technology areas not currently available on-site
  • Recruit young people to become part of InfoAge

 

Benefit to InfoAge

  • Fulfillment of InfoAge Mission
  • Educating the public
  • Improving Public Relations
  • Ensuring Sustainability

 

Benefit to Educators

  • Compliment/supplement curricula
  • Provide historian/docent experiences
  • Hands-on knowledge
  • Student programs to enhance preparation for college – STEM

 

Challenges – Action Items

  • Development and tracking of Projects –
    • Project plan format – deliverables
  • Attracting individuals and groups to InfoAge
    • School and Scouts contacts
  • Managing the interface with perspective participants
    • More face-to-face interactions
  • Attracting appropriate staff to deliver
  • Attracting seed funding

 

Specifics

  • Improve Contacts with:
    • Monmouth College – Melissa Ziobro (Adj. Professor, Public History)
    • Brookdale – Daniel Lopez (STEM Institute)
    • Princeton – Dan Marlow (Professor, Physics)
    • Wall High School
    • Others – Manasquan High School
  • Identify students
    • Train as historians
    • Create museum displays/presentations
    • Modernize displays
    • Bring new technologies to museum

 

More resources and information will be available as they are developed.

19 February 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
InfoAge Lounge – Main Building, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, 07719 United States
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Sunday February 19th For a Wonderful Vacation, Go by Train! Railroads, Tourism, and Commuters at the Jersey Shore By Bill Elwell 2PM-3PM Hotel Lounge Nestled halfway between two of Americas […]

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$12
05 March 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
InfoAge Lounge – Main Building, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, 07719 United States
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A Brief History of Model Railroading By Dave Albertson 2PM-3PM Hotel Lounge Tracing the roots of Model Railroading back to the 1890's. Manufacturers, Inventions and Pioneers of Model Railroading that […]

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$12
26 March 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

NJ Makers Day @InfoAge Join us to participate in the annual statewide celebration of making! A dozen free hands-on activities in our main building and much more to see and do […]

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$12
26 March 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ISEC, 2300 Marconi Road
Wall Township, 07719 United States
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Sunday March 26th ISEC Lecture Series By Frank O'brien 2PM-3PM ISEC Center   About Frank O'Brien: Frank O'Brien is a volunteer historian for NASA as part of their history, education […]

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$12
14 April 2023 April 14 - April 17
InfoAge Science & History Museums, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ 07719
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Vintage Computer Festival East 2023 April 14th- 16th 2023 Latest info is on the VCF Event Page The theme for the 2023 Festival is Computers in Education

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$25
10 July 2023 July 10 - July 14
InfoAge Lounge – Main Building, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, 07719 United States
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WEEK 1: WONDER Young innovators will: • Build their own mini skate park with rad ramps, bowls, jumps and rails • Become event planners, invent a Party Assistant and design […]

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$300
17 July 2023 July 17 - July 21
InfoAge Science & History Museums, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ 07719
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WEEK 2: FAST FORWARD Young innovators will: • Design dream homes, explore renewable energy sources and invent their own smart devices • Become robotic pet veterinarians as they take apart […]

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$300
24 July 2023 July 24 - July 28
ISEC, 2300 Marconi Road
Wall Township, 07719 United States
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A week of hands-on STEM and space activities at the historic InfoAge Science & History Museums Space Exploration Center July 24-28, 2023 9AM to 3PM Ages 11-14 $199 per child […]

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$199

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InfoAge Science & History Museums

2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ 07719

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