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Live Tech in the City

Discover the wonders that the connected city can bring

  • Approx. 4-5 hours
  • Student Groups

Intro to Urban Tech & Virtual Reality

Living, working and learning in the city are often times completely different things that we compartmentalize into different discussions. With regards to technology and understanding how things work though, each action is connected through a series of systems. Those systems form the backbone of cities such as New York and are driven in part by how well its infrastructure functions as a whole, rather than as individual parts. Although we may benefit from its successful operation each day, we probably don't think about how the machinery works or what happens when something goes wrong. Furthermore, it's highly unlikely that the average person will ask, "what's next," as most people are preoccupied by their own issues. Our Live Tech in the City tour combines this knowledge bridge on how these systems function with practical applications that we can access through our experiences. Student group participants uncover what it takes to run important structures within municipal and manufacturing complexes as well as discover new technologies that allow you to see & experience other mediums of interaction.

Our Live Tech in the City programs include:

VIRTUAL REALITY

Learn about the origins and applications of Virtual Reality and how this technology is being used in our world today Following the lesson, students will have the opportunity to test the technology themselves through interactive activities.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Discover how a former industrial district became an innovation center, learning about the systems and machinery required to operate daily operations. Students will leave an appreciation of how technology has shaped and will continue to shape the future of the city.

How does it work?

Our STEM Education tours are based the core belief that students need to experience the most meaningful life lessons rather than learn them through textbooks or online articles. We accomplish this in the following ways:

CUSTOMIZATION
We actively build each program to suit the need and interests of each group.
ENGAGEMENT
We start with a basic framework and apply different applications of science and industry through site visits, explorations, activities and workshops to develop a well-rounded perspective.
LEADERSHIP
Unique to our student tours is our leadership module, which is incorporated into each aspect of the program. We help energize your group by applying frameworks that allow each student to question and discover what aspects of technology are they most interested in. We then work together as a group to help apply the lessons learned at each location to develop a “mini-roadmap” towards their potential career interest. This module takes place before and after each session and during the group’s transit time between locations aboard your vehicle (chartered bus or van preferred).
APPLICATION
Our hands-on, hybrid learning perspective allows each student the opportunity to not only experience science but learn how to apply what they learn to their own lives.

STEAM & CITY
TOURS

Group Reservations

To reserve your private group tour today, complete the form below. We'll follow up with additional information, including availability and pricing.

Booking Request
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Have a Question?

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What you need to know

Approximate program time = 5 hours, HALF DAY SESSION. Approximately 4 hours of content & 1 hour of travel.

Programs are offered Monday through Thursday between 10am and 4pm based on availability throughout the year. Our busiest times are between April through June and October and we often sell out months in advance. We generally advise groups to contact us 3-4 months ahead of their desired tour date and provide a primary and alternate tour date.

 

Pricing varies according to group size and programming options.  Please inquire by submitting a request form above.

Upon receiving your request, we will provide a quote based on availability.  To secure your tour, a $250 non-refundable deposit will be required at time of booking, payable by credit or debit card or PayPal.

Maximum number of students accommodated on this tour is 30 with a minimum of 3 chaperons.

We require each student, teacher and chaperon sign a release waiver acknowledging the potential issues and danger related to visiting active workspaces and venues and participating in activities within these confines. Please contact us for more information regarding this requirement.

ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL.  NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ARE PERMITTED.

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