BlueShield of Northeastern New York presents February Fun in 2021 | Capital District Moms

BlueShield of Northeastern New York presents February Fun in 2021, a week-long series of free, virtual field trips and activities for families to enjoy during Winter Break from Monday, Feb. 15 through Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. BlueShield of Northeastern New York tapped into its most-beloved community partners to host the series, including the Capital District YMCA, MiSci (Museum of Innovation & Science), and the Tri-City ValleyCats. Click here to learn more about this great event!

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Scheduled February Fun in 2021 Events

Monday, Feb. 15

Friday, Feb. 19 

CDYMCA Branches

Craft Kit Pickup 

5:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.

*Please check cdymca.org for updated hours prior to picking up craft kits. 

Get creative with BlueShield and The Capital District YMCA! Complimentary craft and activity kits will be available for pick up at any of the participating Capital District YMCA branches from Monday, Feb. 15 through Friday, Feb. 19 while supplies last. 

Participating branches: 

  • Bethlehem YMCA
  • Greenbush YMCA 
  • Guilderland YMCA 
  • Southern Saratoga YMCA 
Monday, Feb. 15

MiSci Museum of Innovation & Science 

Rosie Revere: Engineer

10—11 a.m. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the science of engineering through an engaging story, Rosie Revere: Engineer, and build their own flying machine to test and improve its performance.

*Best for grades K-2

 

*Event will also be hosted Friday, Feb. 19 from 10—11 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 15

MiSci Museum of Innovation & Science 

Engineering Mission

11 a.m. —12 p.m. 

As part of the Engineering Mission, participants will design, build, test, and redesign a shock-absorbing system that protects two marshmallow “astronauts” while they land on the moon.

*Best for grades 3-8

 

*Event will also be hosted Friday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. —12 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

MiSci Museum of Innovation & Science 

Crime Lab Science
10—11 a.m.

Participants will learn about forensic science and how evolving technology helps scientists and detectives discover the truth about mysterious criminal cases. “Detectives in training” will participate in a mock investigation where they identify the main types of fingerprints, explore the science of chromatography, learn about DNA and how use all the evidence to identify the culprit.

*Best for grades 3-8

 

*Event will also be hosted Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10—11 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 MiSci Museum of Innovation & Science
Fun with Physics
11 a.m. —12 p.m.
Physics is everywhere, even when we play! Participants will have the opportunity to observe and identify different forces by observing Bernoulli’s principle, falling objects, gyroscopes and more. In the second half of the program, participants create a helicopter toy to illustrate the principles that they have investigated.

*Best for grades 3-8

 

*Event will also be hosted Thursday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. —12 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Tri-City ValleyCats 

Virtual Trivia

1 p.m. (Grades K-2)

and 2:30 p.m. (Grades 3-5) 

Participants will test their knowledge on a variety of topics alongside the Tri-City ValleyCats for an afternoon of virtual trivia from the comfort of their own home. 
Wednesday, Feb. 17

The Buffalo Zoo

Virtual Field Trip: Wild Winter Animals

1—2 p.m.

Join the Buffalo Zoo for a WILD Winter Animals field trip! How do animals prepare for the winter and seasonal changes? The Buffalo Zoo will explain how they observe animals and explore clever winter survival strategies such as migration, hibernation, and other amazing adaptations.
Wednesday, Feb. 17

Monkey See, Monkey Do 

Reading with Rio: The ABC’s of Black History
10—11 a.m.

New York Times Best Selling Author Rio Cortez will read participants The ABC’s of Black History during Storytime presented by Monkey See, Monkey Do children’s bookstore.

 

 

 

Unscheduled February Fun in 2021 Events

CDYMCA

Virtual Kids Fitness

The Capital District YMCA will lead a virtual kids fitness class that will be live on their website all week until Friday, Feb. 19. 

Virtual Field Trips

NYS Capital Sites and The New York State Museum

Take a virtual field trip through the historic NYS Capital sites or explore the programs and exhibits at the NYS Museum – all from your own home!

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Safe Winter Fun in the Capital Region

Winter in the Capital Region is full of family-friendly activities — from sledding to cross-country skiing and everything in between. Get outside in the fresh winter air and stay active!

 

 

 

This post is sponsored by BlueShield of Northeastern New York.

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