public programs


how this program works:

  1. Receive an RTB Activity Kit by FedEx with all materials needed for daily activities like growing plants, creating a weather station, sculpting animals out of clay and much more!

  2. Complete a Daily Hands-On Activity posted every weekday at 9am on Google Classroom with guided instructions for the activity & materials from your kit

  3. Participate in Monday, Wednesday & Friday Zoom sessions with RTB Staff and other explorers to play games, share completed projects and get to know each other!

to participate, you will need:

  • Access to a computer or tablet with internet access

  • An email address to enroll in the RTB Google Classroom
    (NOTE: some student school emails do not allow outside organizations, and may require a different email)

  • Provide a mailing address to receive the Activity Kit

  • Time to complete daily activity and attend Zoom sessions

badges and schedule for the 2020 summer explorer program:


july 6th-17th

powerful plants

Grow edible plants from your home window and observe the plant kingdom growing around the city!


july 20th-31st

weather and water
Create a window weather station to monitor the wind and rain. Observe clouds, track the path of raindrops and create beautiful skyscapes with watercolors!


august 3rd-14th

ecosystem exploration
Explore the different systems around the world from urban to aquatic or forest and build your own!


august 17th-28th

awesome adaptations
Investigate animal and plant adaptations and hand sculpt your organisms with model magic!

sign up here

For more information, contact Sarah Miles, Director of Public Programs | 718-466-5799 ext. 1229

kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids

rocking the boat
812 edgewater road
bronx, ny 10474
phone: 718.466.5799
fax: 718.466.2892