ABOUT SUMMER SCIENCE
Summer Science is a Harvard program that provides hands-on science lessons to approximately 500 children enrolled in PBHA-directed summer camps. By developing a fun-filled educational curriculum, we promote an interest in science and critical thinking. As a Summer Science counselor, you will have the opportunity to teach approximately 70 students (not all at the same time!), ranging in age from 6-13 years old. Class size usually runs from 8-15 students and each class is taught once a week. The weekly time commitment for a counselor is roughly 20 hours; classes are typically taught during the mornings from Monday to Thursday. In addition, counselors will work together to develop a lesson plan for the summer. As part of the Summer Science team, counselors will attend casual weekly meetings, training sessions, and retreats. There will also be 2-3 planning/team building meetings during the spring in order to prepare for the upcoming summer. Summer Science provides free housing at Harvard.
Summer science uses the creative ingenuity, passion, and dedication of its staff to collectively develop challenging and interactive curricula to inspire scientific curiosity and an enthusiasm for knowledge in the children of PBHA's Summer Urban Programs.
We accomplish this by identifying the educational and personal growth needs of our children and their communities and choosing hands-on projects and interactive demonstrations to present scientific concepts in an engaging context that will encourage our students to discover their own connection to the world around them.