How is the virtual camp day structured?2020-09-28T17:29:24-04:00

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 take a break on the hour for a few minutes to step away from the computer and stretch their legs. They also have a 30 minute lunch break to unplug, grab a healthy bite, and go outside for some fresh air.

Will students be working on the computer the whole time?2020-09-28T17:30:51-04:00

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!

Do attendees need any experience?2020-05-20T11:41:06-04:00

No experience required. Activities are designed for different speeds, depths and levels of proficiency.

How many instructors will there be?2020-09-28T17:31:51-04:00

We aim for a student-to-instructor ratio of 6:1. 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.

What are the tech requirements for attending camp?2020-05-20T11:40:57-04:00

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.

Finances are tight these days. Are there scholarships to Future Genius?2020-08-10T11:17:29-04:00

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. If you are in need of some scholarship aid, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

I see that Future Genius is virtual only. Will you be offering in-person camps next year?2020-09-28T17:33:30-04:00

Yes, we hope to run in-person camps again in 2021 when social distancing measures have been eased and schools are open again. But for now, we’re focused on delivering engaging virtual experiences that advance our mission of “Activating the Sustainability Generation.”

What are the Global Goals?2020-05-20T11:42:03-04:00

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.

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