Curious-on-Hudson offers innovative learning opportunities for students in K-5 and middle school. We develop and deliver STEAM enrichment programs focused on science, technology, engineering and creative and applied arts. From woodworking to MAKER classes to coding, our classes are all hands-on, inquiry-based learning focused on encouraging the inspiration to explore, develop new skills and GROW.
Our telephone number is 914-274-8205 or you can reach us by email at [email protected]
Meet our Team
Jackie Bastardi is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering. She began teaching at Curious-on-Hudson in the summer of 2014 when she subbed in for the Da Vinci Workshop camp, and was hooked ever since. Jackie develops and teaches most of our science and engineering camps and classes and runs the 21 Balloons Club Mentorship program for girls.
Creative Programs Manager
Christine Advincula is the Scratch and web coding curriculum developer, inspiration behind Young Tinkerers, and empress of Minecraft programs. She makes. She codes. She asks a lot of questions. Did you know that she’s also Curious-on-Hudson’s prototype instructor robot? She has been programmed to stay forever curious, just the way we found her.
Founder & CEO
A long walk with the dog along the Hudson river sparked the idea for Curious-on-Hudson. Curious-on-Hudson was started as an an antidote to impersonal learning. It would be a place where learning would be accessible, person-to-person, in a hands-on mode. Both Curious-on-Hudson and Adele have evolved since we started in 2013 but she is still curious and she still gets her best ideas while walking her dog. [email protected]
Keeper of the Cave, Instructor & Operations Coordinator
Nate is a multi-talented Swiss-Army-knife-of-skills kind of guy who keep things moving around here in a orderly fashion. He teaches coding and robotics, he writes music, he remembers the stuff we might otherwise forget, he fixes our IT problems, he helps all our instructors get the stuff they need for their classes. He is a graduate of Ithaca College of Music and the official dog whisperer for Curious-on-Hudson.
Summer Program Manager
Office Manager & Health Coach