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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Entering Grade 2

Shine this summer with STEM!

Explore the one-week camps for students entering grade 2 in September. All these camps take place Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day.

Coral Reef Connections

Location: New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2, 2024

Embark on an underwater adventure to explore the rainforests of the sea – coral reefs! Explore the wonders of the ocean through a week of excitement, discovery, and hands-on learning as you dive into the vibrant world of coral reefs.

Intrepid Innovators

Location: Intrepid Museum, Far West Side, Manhattan

Dates: Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16, 2024

Spend a week at the Intrepid Museum exploring the sea, air, and space! Learn about modes of transportation to discover buoyancy and the four forces of flight. Construct space capsules using recyclable materials and create multi-use vehicles based on the design elements of ships, aircraft, and spacecraft. Enjoy the museum’s NASA resources and exhibits, all aboard a world famous retired aircraft carrier.

Summer STEMsation

Location:  Queens County Farm Museum in Glen Oaks, Queens

Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2, 2024

Welcome future farmers to the Queens County Farm Museum! Do you know what it takes to be a farmer? Come learn about food systems, seasonality and season extension, sustainable practices, how livestock are part of a farm, and much more. Each day, you will do real farm work, explore a different aspect of farming, and use your imagination to reimagine Queens Farm as if it were your own homestead.

Heritage Farm Heyday

Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Randall Manor, Staten Island

Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26, 2024

Looking for a unique, hands-on farming experience? Check out Snug Harbor's Heritage Farm! Get inspired by exploring nature, daily walk-and-talks, and art-making to deepen your powers of observation and develop a respect for all living things. By week's end, you'll know where your food comes from and learn easy recipes to make at home.

Jr. Nature Adventurers

Location: Wave Hill in Riverdale, Bronx

Dates: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 2024

Ready to dig into nature? Spend a week at Wave Hill for a nature play experience to develop a sense of curiosity and connection to the natural world. Practice your observation skills, explore nature, and build personal relationships to plants, animals, and the environment.