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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Camps for Grade 2

Unplug and explore STEM outdoors!

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.

The Fast and the Furriest

Location: Prospect Park Zoo in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16, 2021

Race around the world to encounter our zoo animals and explore the athletes of the animal kingdom! Join us for a week at the Zoo to test your creativity, sportsmanship, and teamwork as we engage in animal challenges, puzzles, scavenger hunts, and trivia games. On your mark, get set, GO!

Aqua Science

Location: NY Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23, 2021

Do all penguins love a cold climate? How can an octopus change colors? Dive into the ocean with your fellow mini-marine biologists! Spend a week at the NY Aquarium investigating different questions each day. Through experiments, beach exploration, exhibit visits, and up-close animal encounters, join us to make amazing aqua-discoveries!

Animal Classifications: Who Am I?

Location: Staten Island Zoo in West Brighton, Staten Island

Dates: Monday, August 16 - Friday, August 20, 2021

What makes a mammal a mammal? What makes a fish a fish? Join us for a week of Animal Classifications and find out just what makes each type of animal unique! Explore the features of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians, and invertebrates. Meet the Zoo’s animals, visit exhibits, explore biofacts, and participate in fun, hands-on activities.

Amazing Animals

Location: Genovesi Environmental Study Center in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16, 2021

What is the difference between an invertebrate and a vertebrate? Why do animals live where they live? Join us for Amazing Animals to explore the animal kingdom and identify how animals use their senses to survive and thrive in their diverse habitats. Throughout the week, campers will learn all about mammals, reptiles, insects, amphibians, fish, and birds by participating in hands-on activities and crafts, exploring habitats on our urban farm, and encountering the animals who call the Genovesi Environmental Study Center their home.

Animal Survivor!

Location: Bronx Zoo in Bronx Park, Bronx

Dates: Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 6, 2021

What animal can outlast them all? Maybe the top animal survivor needs the speed of a cheetah, the night vision of an owl, and the jaws of a crocodile! Join us for games, hands-on activities, up close animal encounters, exhibit visits, and nature exploration. Learn about what makes animals super survivors and then design your Animal Survivor that can live anywhere!