Supporting Creative Learning.

Projects

Projects Overview

The Rhinebeck Science Foundation funds hands-on science, math and technology learning programs that are inquiry-based and happen through exploration. We encourage long-term thematic projects.

We favor grant applications for projects that incorporate all of the following factors:

  • Present students with real life applications of science, math and technology
  • Encourage hands-on, problem based learning
  • Build on concepts across multiple grade levels
  • Encourage linking subjects across multiple disciplines
  • Impact maximum number of students
  • Include professional development to implement project
  • Partner with colleges or other community resources

To date, RSF has funded the following programs, activities and events through grants and awards totaling more than $627,000. (As of November 2017.)

2017

  • Embody Art with ENTA, 7th grade BMS
  • CLS STEM fair 3rd, 4th, 5th CLS
  • Norwalk Aquarium 5th grade CLS
  • Outdoor Human Engineering, 4th grade CLS
  • Madagascar Day Lemur Presentation, 6th grade BMS
  • PLTW Summit Teacher Participation, CLS
  • Augmented Reality Sandbox Earth Science (9th grade), RHS
  • Fun with Energy, 3rd Grade CLS
  • PLTW Design and Modeling/GTT Teacher Training, BMS/RHS
  • PLTW: Computer Science Grant, RHS
  • 7th Grade field trips, BMS
  • Arbor Day 4th grade, CLS
  • Screenagers K-12
  • BMS STEM Fair, BMS 8th grade
  • Bubble Trouble 3rd grade, CLS
  • Science Night Out Bard CCE, CLS
  • STEM Fair, 3,4th, 5th grade, CLS
  • Citizen Science with Bard CCE 2017 8th grade, BMS
  • Principal Discretionary Funds for Microgrants, CLS BMS RHS

2016

  • Embody Art: Anatomy Spring 2016 7th grade, BMS
  • Weatherbug Weather Station, Fall 2016 BMS and RHS
  • Fun with Energy Fall 2016, 3rd grade, CLS
  • Lemur Madagascar Presentation, Fall 2016 6th grade, BMS
  • DaVinci Robotics, RHS
  • Lego Robotics kits for Robotics and Coding Club, Fall 2016, CLS
  • Norwalk Aquarium and Sloop Field Trip for 5th grade, CLS
  • K’nex Education Simple Machines grant, 2nd Grade 2016
  • Fourth Grade Forrester, CLS
  • 7th Grade Field trip Clearwater Tidelines, BMS
  • 7th Grade Field trip Nature Writing, BMS
  • 7th Grade Field trip Engineering/STEM at Time and Valleys Museum, BMS
  • Norwalk Aquarium Field Trip for the 5th grade 2016, CLS
  • STEM Fair 2016, CLS
  • Science Night Out with Bard CCE 2016, CLS
  • Citizen Science with Bard CCE for 8th grade 2016, BMS

2015

  • Fun with Energy 2015, 3rd grade CLS
  • Discovery Festival 2015, CLS, BMS, RHS
  • Madagascar Day 2015, Lemur grant 6th graders BMS
  • CLS STEM Lab PLTW Project Launch Professional Development, Equipment, Phase 2 2015
  • Audio/Visual Equipment Grant 2015 RHS
  • BMS Computer Lab: Professional Development, Renovation, Equipment 2015
  • CLS Science Night Out 2015
  • Rhinebeck High School Science Club
  • STEM Fair 2015 (with Bard College) CLS
  • Third Grade Fun with Energy 2015 CLS
  • Citizen Science 2015 (with Bard College) BMS

2014

  • Music Comp iGuitars & iPads 2014 RHS
  • Micro Grants Principals Discretionary Fund 2014 CLS, BMS, RHS
  • Summer 2014 Professional Development: Extended responses for science, math and common core- Phase 2 CLS
  • CLS STEM Lab PLTW Project Launch Professional Development, Equipment, Renovation 2014
  • PLTW: Principals of Engineering Professional Development and Equipment for RHS Elective 2014
  • STEM Fair 2014 (with Bard College) CLS
  • Day of Archaeology (with Bard College) CLS
  • Citizen Science 2014 (with Bard College) BMS
  • Science Night Out 2014 (with Bard College) CLS
  • Third Grade Fun with Energy 2014 CLS

2013

  • Fall 2013 Professional Development Toolbox: Writing and the New Common Core Standards RCSD
  • Library Media Grant 2013 BMS, RHS
  • Summer 2013 Professional Development: Extended responses for science, math and common core – Phase 1
  • 2013 Project Lead the Way Introduction to Design and Modeling Professional Development and Equipment for RHS Elective
  • Micro-Grants- Principals Discretionary Fund 2013 CLS, BMS, RHS
  • 2013 RPI Lego Robotics Camps (with Frost Memorial Fun & Starr Library)
  • Science Fair 2013 (with Bard College) CLS
  • Archaeology Field Work in Rhinebeck (with Bard College) CLS
  • Writing & Thinking Workshop (with Bard College) BMS
  • Citizen Science 2013 (with Bard College) BMS

2012

  • Fall 2012 Professional Development Toolbox: Writing and the New Common Core Standards RCSD
  • 2012 RPI Lego Robotics Camps (with Frost Memorial Fund & Starr Library)
  • Gateway to Technology Lab Renovation 2012 BMS
  • Gateway to Technology Equipment 2012 BMS
  • Gateway to Technology Professional Development 2012 BMS
  • Science Fair 2012 CLS
  • Micro-Grants – Principals Discretionary Fund 2012 CLS, BMS, RHS
  • Fun with Energy 3rd Grade 2012 CLS
  • Citizen Science 2012 BMS
  • Eco-Initiative Professional Development Year 3 2012

2011

  • Lego Robotics Software/Hardware Year 2 CLS 2011
  • Flip Video Cameras 2011 RHS

2010

  • Medicines of the Rainforest Program 2010 RHS
  • Sol Lewitt Program 2010 CLS, BMS, RHS
  • Second Grade Nature Walk 2010 CLS
  • Eco Initiative Year 2 Professional Development 2010
  • Eco Initiative Year 2 2010
  • LEGO Robotics Hardware & Software 2010 CLS
  • LEGO Robotics Professional Development 2010 CLS
  • Scientist in Residence (with PTSO) 2010 CLS
  • Building Blocks 1st Grade 2010 CLS
  • Math Fair 2010 CLS

2009

  • Eco Initiative Year 1 2009
  • Fourth Grade Archaeology Program CLS
  • Math Fair 2009 CLS

2008

  • Classroom Equipment: Microscopes, Stereomicroscope, Other Equipment 2008 CLS, BMS, RHS