Since 2012, the Lowline Young Designers Program (YDP) has grown organically out of interest and enthusiasm among local parents, educators, and community leaders, seeing the Lowline as not only extraordinarily exciting to young people, but a way to give these young people a voice in determining the kind of public space they would like the Lowline to become. It has so far reached nearly 3,000 students, providing unique access to innovative, experiential education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
The Young Designers Program has held two public exhibits and workshops, one in 2014 and one in 2015, to celebrate and showcase the high volume of ideas and feedback from participating youth, and to invite the local community to provide additional input.
The program, led by CityScience, consisted of an engaging lecture on the Lowline and its relationship to STEAM fields, and interactive STEAM-oriented activities for students, designed to support scientific inquiry and creative visualization.
The Lowline Young Designers Program held open enrollment for youth in grades K-12 from October 2014 through March 2016. Registration for the Young Designers Program at the Lowline Lab is currently closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Education Committee is composed of a selected group of STEM professionals who have extensive experience in the field of STEAM and education. The Education Committee members advise the program in a variety of capacities that serve to enhance the program’s curriculum, operations and overall execution.
Kristian Breton • New York Academy of Sciences
Isa Del Bello • Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Scott Conti • New Design High School
Mikey Cordero • Urban Arts Partnership
Marc Lesser • MOUSE
Shantelena Mouzon • Young Designer Parent
Anthony Negron • New York Hall of Science
Sarah Pidgeon • Solar One
Armando Somoza • Urban Arts Partnership
Julia Vallera • The Hive
The Lowline has previously partnered with over a dozen educational organizations and institutions, including Abrons Art Center, Asian American for Equality, Chinese American Planning Council, Educational Alliance, Manny Cantor Center, Grand Street Settlement, Henry Street Settlement, University Settlement and 14th Street Y, Battery Park City School, Boys & Girls Republic, Brooklyn Tech, Center for Architecture, Essex Street Academy, The Lower East Side Girls Club, Lower East Side Preparatory High School, New Design High School, Teak Fellowship and Urban Arts Partnership.