TRASH IS TREASURE

There is great potential in trash! By using recycled materials and found objects, we encourage kids to think differently, and to consider their environmental impact. Not only can we see the amount of trash we create in our day-to-day lives, but we also learn how to put it to good use by doing something creative and positive.

BUILDING SKATEBOARD RAMPS

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GRADES 3-7

If you like skateboarding, but need a ramp? Or ideas on how to make your board look cooler? We can help!

KOKO Open Source presents Skateboarding Workshops. Learn about skateboarding down to the nuts and bolts by building your own customized, portable ramp–then improve your skating skills on the halfpipe during field trips to Brooklyn Skate!

 

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GREEN BUILDING
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GRADES 3-7

Working in groups to design, plan and build a real bridges out of recyclable and repurposed materials. Campers learn about sustainability through every aspect of the building process, including lighting up the bridge by harnessing our own wind power. Field trips include Sims Municipal Recycling Facility and a trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

POWER UP GREENHOUSE CAMP

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GRADES 2-7

In PowerUp: Greenhouse, our group uses recycled plastic bottles to make a walk-in greenhouses. One of our greenhouses was housed in the Old Stone House garden. Students also design and construct their own miniature greenhouses to take home. But these are not your ordinary greenhouses. We learn about how greenhouses work and look at different kinds of architecture for inspiration. We then put on our engineering hats and draw out blueprints before building our greenhouses from a variety of recycled materials. Once our greenhouses are complete, we add plants that can grow inside them throughout the winter. We also take field trips to SIMS Recycling Center in Sunset Park to learn about how Brooklyn processes recycled materials.