Each day starts with a fun trivia session to get the juices flowing. Then the daily schedule continues with an efficient mix of 2 hours of live instruction and 2 hours of individual and collaborative project development. Students also have a 30 minute lunch break to unplug, grab a healthy bite, and go outside for some fresh air.
Future Genius is a healthy combo of online learning and offline exploration. With all of our programs, students will receive a printed workbook to assist with the planning of their projects away from the computer screen. Whether it’s designing a wind turbine out of recycled materials or planting a “seed bomb” in your garden, many of the activities are also reminders that we may have to get our hands dirty to build a brighter future!
No experience required. Activities are designed for different speeds, depths and levels of proficiency.
We aim for a student-to-instructor ratio of 7:1. Each program will be hosted by a Lead Instructor, who will manage the daily agenda for the virtual classroom. Junior mentors (high school and college students) will lead smaller group breakout sessions with the Lead Instructor floating across Zoom rooms.
Students can use a Mac or Windows PC for Future Genius virtual camps. Computers should be equipped with a WebCam, and have a stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing. Headphones or a headset with a microphone are optional, but recommended.
Yes! We do offer full and partial scholarships to families who may have financial hardship at home and might need tuition assistance for their child. We’ve also asked school administrators to nominate worthy students by submitting the form on the Program Scholarships page. If you are in need of some scholarship aid, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Yes, we hope to run in-person camps again in 2021 when social distancing measures have been lifted and schools are completely open again. But for now, we’re focused on delivering engaging virtual experiences that advance our mission of “Activating the Sustainability Generation.”
In 2015, the leaders of all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted Agenda 2030, a universal agenda that contains the Global Goals for Sustainable Development—17 goals that countries will use to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Learn more at globalgoals.org.