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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Entering Grade 3

Shine this summer with STEM!

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

Green Gardener

Location: Greenhouse Education Center, Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, Hamilton Heights, Manhattan

Dates: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 2023

Get hands-on in the garden with the Horticultural Society of New York! Harvest veggies and cook them into amazing meals at the Greenhouse Education Center at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park. Learn how to harvest plants, incorporate the herbs and veggies you've grown into a plant-based garden feast, and plan a food celebration based on many cultures to honor your knowledge and hard work!

Heritage Farm Heyday

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

Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 2023

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.

Wild Detectives

Location: Prospect Park Zoo in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2023

Transform into a wildlife detective! Using different scientific tools, like microscopes and binoculars, explore the Zoo through clues, such as animal tracks and scat, meet animals up close, and have incredible adventures all while unraveling the ultimate mystery at the Zoo!

Guardians of the Garden

Location:  Queens Botanical Garden​ in Flushing, Queens

Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 2023

Our city is overflowing with curious natural wonders for you to explore at Queens Botanical Garden! Become a Guardian of the Garden, one of nature's superheroes! Investigate what's blooming and buzzing this season, and enjoy art projects and games all inspired by the Botanical Garden's collections and landscapes.

Sea Specialties

Location: NY Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 2023

Have you ever seen a shark walk on land? Or an octopus disappear? Join the NY Aquarium to investigate our ocean’s unique animals and their habitats. Through hands-on projects, animal encounters, and exhibit exploration, learn how marine animals use their extreme adaptations to survive in the ocean, past and present!

Wild Adventurers

Location: Bronx Zoo in Bronx Park, Bronx

Dates: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 2023

Spend a week as a Wild Adventurer! Learn about local and zoo wildlife through exploration, art, games, animal encounters, and field research. Participate in full-day outdoor investigations and adventures as you become a young naturalist and develop a new appreciation for wildlife and the natural world that surrounds the Zoo!