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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Camps for Grade 3

Jr. Eco Adventures

Location: Genovesi Environmental Study Center, Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, NY

Explore the natural world around you at Jr. Eco Adventures Camp! Campers will encounter animals and plants at GESC and explore the backyard and garden while keeping a naturalist journal of their discoveries. They will participate in exciting hands-on activities to investigate different ecosystems including creating leaf art and homemade binoculars, gardening, and dissecting an owl pellet. After this exciting week, campers will truly be stewards of the environment!

I Spy New York: The Science of Photography

Location: Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan, NY

Curious about the historical significance and engineering of parks, bridges, buildings, and neighborhoods around your city? Explore history, science, and the art of photography through I Spy New York! Campers will enhance their literacy and research skills using the museum's technology and pick up photography skills using a digital camera. Possible field trips include Central Park and The Javits Center Green Roof.

Spring into Action

Location: Central Park Zoo, Manhattan, NY

This week at the Central Park Zoo, campers will "spring into action" as we investigate all things zoo! Each day in camp is filled with up-close animal interactions, explorations in the zoo, and a hands-on design challenge related to the theme for each day. Themes include engineering for animals and investigating amazing feats of animal engineering.

Jr. Scientist Camp

Location: Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn, NY

Ready for some amazing spring break science? Come and join a team of researchers in investigating the zoo like never before. Campers will investigate insect populations in the park, compete in bioengineering challenges, and design and conduct their own experiments with up-close inspiration from our wild animal ambassadors.

Ocean Wonders: Exhibit Design

Location: New York Aquarium, Brooklyn, NY

Ever wonder what goes into creating a new Aquarium exhibit? We’ll use Ocean Wonders: Sharks as a case study to learn all about Aquarium exhibit design. This incredible exhibit features immersive, underwater habitats full of sharks, rays, and thousands of fish that campers will explore throughout their week. Then, we’ll design, test, and build our own Aquarium exhibits!