Calling all educators, summer camps, summer schools, enrichment programs, clubs, groups, and other organizations serving kids in grades K-12!
GENESIS is a non-profit organization that partners with educational organizations of many kinds to provide free Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programming and field trips (including transportation!).
Since 2013, GENESIS has been developing and providing cutting-edge STEAM curriculum and experiences that promote creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving – essential 21st century STEAM skills that are needed to succeed in higher education and employment.
Educational programs are available at both our Flagship Innovation Laboratory (4357 Wilshire Blvd. – in the Marciano Art Foundation building), and via virtual field trips and our GENESIS Virtual Innovation Camps.
To learn more, educators and administrators of schools, enrichment programs, camps, and clubs and/or youth groups, as well as potential partners and funders, are invited to join us for an exclusive art and GENESIS STEAM Lab tour. For more information, or to schedule a visit, see our newly updated website – genesissteam.org – or contact [email protected].
This summer we can offer your school, program, group or organization:
Gateway Field Trips
Our educators lead your students through a three-hour interactive museum gallery and hands-on Innovation Lab Workshop. Students are introduced to global goal “challenges” using art + tech to problem solve and prototype using design thinking.
June 21-July 9
Two groups per morning and afternoon session
Scholarship Funding available
VR Design Camp: Future Oceans
An exclusive summer camp featuring VR building and design workshops introducing students to the global goal of “Life Below Water.” Students will receive hands-on experience with a GoPro Fusion 360 camera and the Oculus Go, using contemporary art techniques and cutting-edge fabrication technology in the GENESIS lab to imagine and build solution-based future prototypes in VR. Also includes an interactive museum gallery tour and hands-on Innovation Lab experience.
5-day camp; Monday-Friday
Morning camp 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
25-student commitment per week
Scholarship funding available
Gateway Virtual Field Trips
Journey as avatars through a futuristic world on the GENESIS Virtual Campus for Museum Art + Tech Education, accessible from any device.
June 21-August 13
25 students per session
Supplies needed: device with stable WiFi, Chrome or Firefox browser
Scholarship program funding available
Professional Development Sessions
Our educators work alongside teachers to integrate art + tech into curriculum focusing on coding, VR, mechatronics, and a variety of STEAM skills to incorporate and align with Common Core and NGSS
August 2-September 30
Virtual and on-site availability
Capacity up to 20 educators
Wende Summer Internships
The Virtual Pioneer Internship is designed to immerse high school students in the Wende Museum’s collection and to teach the design skills necessary to build their own virtual spaces. Working alongside GENESIS STEAM and Wende Museum educators, students will learn the basics of 3D modeling, storytelling, and virtual/mixed reality through a series of fun, immersive exercises. To conclude the internship, the students will be challenged to plan, build, test, and share a collection of virtual exhibition spaces reacting to the Wende Museum’s current exhibition, Transformations.
July 12th – August 6th
Three sessions per week (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Two hours per session
All sessions facilitated online
Eligibility: current high school students who have a strong interest in or some prior experience with gaming, 3D modeling, or virtual/mixed reality
For more information, or to apply, contact Michael at [email protected] before July 9
And finally, for those who would like to help support GENESIS in preparing the students of today for the jobs of tomorrow, financial contributions are always appreciated to help us provide free programming for the students who need it the most. Working primarily with Title I schools, the students we serve have been drastically affected academically by the pandemic. It is our goal this year to raise more than $50,000 from individual donors so we can expand our reach in Los Angeles and Washington DC. Help us make a difference and donate today!