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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Camps for Grade 3

Ancient Oceans

Location: New York Aquarium (WCS), Brooklyn, NY

Dates: Monday, August 12-Friday, August 16, 2019

Join us for a paleontology adventure as we travel back in time to explore our ancient oceans. We’ll see how our oceans expanded and investigate ancient life in the seas. Through hands-on investigations, live animal encounters, and exhibit visits, we’ll explore extinct prehistoric ocean giants as well as amazing aquatic animals that are still alive today!

Feathers and Fur and Scales, Oh My!

Location: Genovesi Environmental Study Center, Brooklyn, NY

Dates: Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12, 2019

Some animals have fur, some have scales, and some have feathers! Join Genovesi Environmental Study Center for a week of camp exploring six different classes of animals: reptiles, mammals, insects, amphibians, birds, and fish. Get up close and personal interacting with our animal residents while learning about their different characteristics and adaptations. Each day will be filled with crafts, hands-on activities, animal encounters, and inquiry-based explorations.

I Spy New York: The Science of Photography

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

Dates: Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12, 2019

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.

Queens Farm Summer STEMsation

Location: Queens County Farm Museum, Queens, NY

Dates: Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26, 2019

Do you have what it takes to be a farmer? Are you ready to design your own homestead? Join us at the Queens Farm to find out! Learn about food systems, crop diversity, season extension, and sustainable practices happening at the Farm. Each day, campers will do actual work in the growing fields and explore a different aspect of farming: crops, animals, compost, cooking (and tasting) a meal in our historic farmhouse. The program culminates with a special family day where each camper can showcase their personal farm project! 

STEM Stewards

Location: Queens Zoo (WCS), Queens, NY

Dates: Monday, July 29-Friday, August 2, 2019

Our world is constantly changing and just like animals, we play an important role in ecosystem health. How can we as humans help our animal friends? This week we will learn how we can be stewards to our local and global environments and gain a better understanding of our ambassador animals!

Brooklyn Biologists

Location: Genovesi Environmental Study Center, Brooklyn, NY

Dates: Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19, 2019

A tree grows in Brooklyn...but not just one! Young biologists will discover the Genovesi Environmental Study Center's natural habitats, explore different ecosystems including the wildlife that call them home, take nature walks, and participate in exciting hands-on activities. Campers will create a personalized nature craft as a keep-sake of their exciting week.

Guardians of the Garden

Location: Queens Botanical Garden, Queens, NY

Dates: Monday, July 29-Friday, August 2, 2019

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

Plant Power

Location: Genovesi Environmental Study Center, Brooklyn, NY

Dates: Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19, 2019

If your camper loves growing, eating, and being amazed by plants everywhere you go, then this camp is perfect for your young botanist! Campers will spend the week at Genovesi Environmental Study Center learning about the different parts of plants and the ways we use them.  Through hands-on science activities, crafts, and games, we’ll discover what plants need to survive and how plants help us. Each day, campers will spend time in our urban farm learning to seed, weed, water, and even harvest!

Science Myths and Mysteries

Location: Genovesi Environmental Study Center, Brooklyn, NY

Dates: Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26, 2019

Can you really get warts from touching toads? If you swallow a watermelon seed, will a watermelon grow in your stomach? Campers will uncover these answers and more as they investigate science myths and mysteries during this exciting week of camp at Genovesi Environmental Study Center. Through many hands-on experiments, crafts, gardening, and animal encounters, campers will learn that sometimes in science asking questions is more important than finding answers.

Zoo Explorer: The Fast and the Furriest

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (WCS), Brooklyn, NY

Dates: Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26, 2019

Campers will race around the world in this exciting week-long camp meeting animals up close and getting out into the zoo. Along the way, they will encounter challenges that test their creativity, sportsmanship, and teamwork as we explore our zoo animals and learn about their countries of origin. Puzzles, scavenger hunts, and trivia games are just some of the challenges campers might encounter! On your mark, get set, GO!