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STEM Matters NYC Programs: College Course

Plants and Society

Location: Genovesi Environmental Study Center, Brooklyn, NY and SUNY Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY

Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from Tuesday, July 9-Thursday, August 1, 2019

The NYC Department of Education's Genovesi Environmental Study Center (GESC), in partnership with SUNY Old Westbury, are offering high school students an opportunity to experience a college-level course and earn four SUNY college credits. Plants and Society: An Introduction to Plants and Their Importance in Society, is a lecture and laboratory course. This course will introduce students to the diversity of form and function in plants, and will emphasize sustainability and plants' importance in society. Group and individual projects will include the use of light and dissecting microscopes, study of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, cultivation of common vegetables, and exploration of vegetation. Students who successfully pass this course will earn four SUNY college credits. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Students must have passed the Living Environment Regents Exam.
  • Students must be entering grades 10, 11, or 12 in September 2019.
  • Students must be able to attend every class. There are no excused absences except for illness with a doctors note.
  • Applicants may be invited for an interview at GESC or via Skype based on the quality of their application and reference provided by their teacher. Beginning April 5, GESC will email select applicants to schedule a specific time for an interview at GESC. Interviews are by appointment ONLY.
    • Interview dates: April 22-26, 29 and 30, and May 1, 2019

Genovesi Environmental Study Center

Atlantic Ave-Barclay Center Pick-Up