This month sees the launch of a great new STEM experience for kids and teens cruising onboard Celebrity Equinox.
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Budding scientists, mathematicians, engineers and tech savvy children with have the opportunity to take part in activities focused around S.T.E.M subjects thanks to a new partnership with Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.
This follows after Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd donated $1.2 million to support ongoing programs at Frost Science earlier in the year. The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, is a leading science museum. They are dedicated to 'sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fuelling innovation for the future'.
The first-at-sea activities will be a new addition to the current Camp at Sea on-board programme that provides children and teenagers with opportunities to uncover the world around them through a series of specially tailored activities.
The interactive programming focuses on two science topics - one on the identification of and solutions related to micro plastics and another on the importance and diversity of plankton to the Earth's oceans and the environment, both designed to nurture the next generation of inventors and innovators.
The micro plastics activity looks at how plastic pollution breaks down over time in the water and how micro plastics form. Tasks for the children include identifying micro plastics, examining filtered samples with microscopes, gathering samples and determining how many micro plastics are in any given area. Activities related to the importance and diversity of plankton include identifying and discussing the form and function of plankton, collecting water samples and looking at live samples.
The newly relaunched Camp at Sea still continues to feature Celebrity Cruises favourites such as a Scratch DJ tournament to learn how to mix music, and iTake where children and teenagers on-board shoot their own movies using a Go Pro camera and screen a film to their family and friends on-board. No two cruises offer the same series of Camp at Sea programming, and the on-board youth teams can deliver fun learning across a diverse range of topics to suit the interests of each child on-board.
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