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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Camps for Grade 4

Unplug and explore STEM outdoors!

Explore the one-week camps for students entering grade 4 in September. Unless noted below, these camps take place Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day.

Back to the Zoo-ture

Location: Prospect Park Zoo in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

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

Have you ever seen a wolf roaming Park Slope? How about a Wooly Mammoth in Windsor Terrace? Join us as we travel through time to discover our natural history in Brooklyn's backyard! Get up-close like never before with amazing animals while exploring how their wild neighborhood has changed through the centuries.

Extreme Ocean Animals

Location: NY Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn

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

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

LARC: Learn, Advocate, Rise-up, & Conserve

Location: Forest Park, in Woodhaven, Queens

Dates: Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 6, 2021 from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Did you know birds and people have a lot in common? From clean air to stable climates to safe homes, birds and humans share the same basic needs. Join Audubon New York in Forest Park in Queens and learn to use technology to become a better community scientist while observing birds. Explore how environmental justice and bird conservation can help save your local green spaces and the birds who live there. During this week-long half-day program, connect with the natural world around you and become an advocate for all your feathered friends!

Heritage Farm Heyday

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

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

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!

Feathers and Fur and Scales, Oh My!

Location: Genovesi Environmental Study Center in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30, 2021

Did you ever look at an insect and marvel at how different it is from us? Did you ever watch a mother dog care for her puppies and think how similarly we care for our babies? Get up close and personal with six different classes of animals: reptiles, mammals, insects, amphibians, birds, and fish. Join us to learn about the characteristics and adaptations of these animals by interacting with our animal residents during days filled with crafts, hands-on activities, visits to our urban farm, and inquiry-based explorations. You will arrive a camper and leave a budding zoologist!

Animal Architects

Location: Bronx Zoo in Bronx Park, Bronx

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

What do bird wings and jet engines have in common? Let your imagination run wild with bioinspiration! Explore wildlife and habitats from around the world and learn how structure, materials, and other inventions have been inspired by nature. Join us for a week of exhibit visits, animal demonstrations, hands-on activities, and nature exploration.