459 Philo Road, Elmira
Please note: There is no charge for courses at the Bush Education Center.
The Animal Science Summer Academy will give students hands-on animal care and handling experience. Each day will include care for animals including alpacas, a donkey, chickens, dogs, rabbits and various small mammals and reptiles. Students will clean enclosures, prepare daily diets, provide enrichment activities and learn how to groom and monitor the health of animals. Throughout the week, students will participate in lab activities and practice positive, reward-based training techniques
Students will learn custom paint techniques used in the industry. They will achieve this using airbrushes, paint spray guns, stencils and free-hand techniques. They will layout and complete and pre-determined project. Then, they will be able to come up with their own design for a panel. If time permits, students will learn about the exciting technique of water transfer printing, also known as hydrographics.
If you're an auto racing fan, this class is for you. You'll begin the week by creating a team with your classmates and participating in a pit row competition. You'll learn to mount and balance tires, resurface brake rotors, retrieve and translate OBD II Codes with industry-leading scan tools, safely and correctly operate an automotive lift and take a field trip to a local auto dealership.
Participants will begin the week creating a team with classmates. Teams will work together to develop a setup strategy to have the fastest race times as they build a valve cover racer with an engine valve cover and a skateboard. They'll also learn lift set-up and safety, tire machine use and safety, fluid identification and will take part in a tire changing competition.
Students will learn how to make cookies, pizza dough from scratch, doughnuts and basic lean dough. At the end of the week, students will participate in a cookie-themed challenge.
This is for students that want to bring creative writing, photography, set design and audio production together to create a 15 second animated mini-movie using a stop motion process. The video will be provided to students and, if time allows, students also will create a physical flipbook to take home as well. Please bring a brown-bag lunch each day
Students will learn custom paint techniques used in the industry. They will achieve this using airbrushes, paint spray guns, stencils and free-hand techniques. They will layout and complete a pre-determined project. Then, they will be able to come up with their own design for a panel. If time permits, we will learn about the exciting field of vehicle wrapping.
Campers will be introduced to and use many power and hand tools, including MIG welders. Students will have a chance to work as a team as they compete their way through the week, scoring points for each event, including a pit row challenge. We will ultimately crown a winning team for the week. Participants will build, modify and then race valve cover racers (these are an engine cover, mounted to a skateboard, that runs on a track). They will have a chance to try different arrangements with their racers and ultimately see who can make the fastest racer. Finally, we will visit either Alfred State College Motorsports and Powersports programs or Woodhull Raceway.
Do you enjoy making people feel better about themselves? Come to GST BOCES Cosmetology Summer Academy at the Coopers Campus. Each student will learn the importance of hygiene and sanitation, braiding, manicuring, pedicuring and plain facials. Summer of Innovation students will get to work one-on-one with senior students from the Cosmetology program.
Did you ever wonder what the Farm to Table movement is all about? This week-long camp will dive headfirst into what that actually means. Students will visit local farms including a bison ranch and a CSA (community supported agriculture) farm. The class will visit the local Corning Farmers' Market to talk to various produce, meat and local food processors. Students will make their very own gathering basket. The week will end with students creating a gourmet meal made from all locally-sourced ingredients. Students will be preparing their own lunch all week.
Who doesn't love truly decadent and artfully-crafted pastries? A common ingredient for many flaky delicacies is puff pastry. Students will learn the secret to make this delicate treat. They will be able to turn their pastry into traditional cheese straws, flaky cinnamon rolls, fruit filled Danish and savory bacon and cheese pinwheels. This summer camp includes a field trip to a local bakery. Students will be making their own lunch each day if time allows.
Why do people love Italian food so much? Is it because of the rich tomato sauce in so many dishes? Could it be the melted, gooey cheeses? Or is it because pasta is a preferred comfort food? You could say it is because all of these things, combined with the fact that most delicacies are extremely simple to prepare. Students will learn how to prepare classic Italian cuisine such as a tangy marinara, homemade pizza, made-from-scratch pasta, traditional alfredo and sweet chocolate chip cannoli. This summer camp includes a field trip to the Southern Tier Provisions Italian Market Deli.
If you love art, this class is for you! You'll practice computer graphics (Adobe Photoshop), photography, video and vinyl graphics. You will create photo composites using two different images, a vinyl transfer for a T-shirt, a photo cup and a button. You also will produce a short video using key frame animation. Please bring a brown-bag lunch each day.
Learn to build your own computer! We'll go step by step through the process, identifying each component along the way. If time allows, we'll set up a multi-monitor display that is a gamer's dream! Day one: Identify basic Personal Computer (PC) components and attach motherboard, ram, hard drive, power supply, CD/DVD drive, etc.; introduce command prompt; PC tear down and PC component identification. Day two: BIOS overview; create batch file; introduce networking cables; make networking cable. Day three: DOS batch file; laptop disassembly part I; peer-to-peer network. Day four: Laptop disassembly part 2; wireless networking lab.; overview of closets and networking devices. Day five: Go over new PC parts; have students build virtual PC; Begin PC build; Complete PC build & do multi monitor set-up, if time allows.
Each student will learn the importance of hygiene and sanitation, manicuring, pedicuring, basic color theory, color application, blow dry techniques and thermal hairstyling. The Summer of Innovation students will collaborate and work one-on-one with our senior students.
Participants of this academy will learn through a variety of methods to include: short lectures (which will include a crime scene technician or police investigator as a guest speaker), "hands-on" activities and role-playing. Each day will include a short mystery that students must solve. Photography can be a vital part of the criminal trial process because it provides the court with visual aids to depict what may have happened at a crime scene. Therefore, participants will also learn the correct procedure and process of crime scene photography. Besides photography, the following areas will be explored during the academy: