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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Entering Grade 7

Shine this summer with STEM!

Explore the one-week camps for students entering grade 7 in September. All these camps take place Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day.

Animal Transformers

Location: Queens Zoo in Corona, Queens

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

From paramecium to pumas, spend a week at the Queens Zoo exploring the evolutionary tree of life and learning how animals diversified from single-celled organisms to become what they are today! Using the tools of a scientist, take a closer look at animal species to see how they have adapted to environmental influences like climate change, animal interactions, and human impacts.

Discovery Camp

Location: Staten Island Museum in Randall Manor, Staten Island

Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2022

Calling all science enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers! Discover the wonders of our natural world while hiking local trails, studying pond life and enjoying interactive workshops with our community partners, including Urban Park Rangers and Freshkills Park Alliance. Engage in team building activities, games and creative design projects through hands-on field experiences. Whether you are harnessing the sun to cook in a solar oven, exploring the importance of sustainable architecture or mapping local biodiversity, each challenge will channel your creative energy and spark your imagination!

Green is the New Black: Sustainable Fashion and Design

Location: MakerSpace NYC in the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 2023

Spend a week learning about how design, fashion, and technology intersect! Did you know there are sustainable clothing manufacturing companies right here in Brooklyn? Visit the FABSCRAP fabric recycling facility, and the biotech fashion company, Algiknit. Learn traditional sewing techniques and discover wearable tech, 3D printing, and laser cutting technology. This is a fantastic opportunity to build a portfolio of sketches, mood boards, and clothing and accessories while learning about career pathways in fashion, textile design, and manufacturing.

Conservation Collaborators

Location: Bronx Zoo in Bronx Park, Bronx

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

When it comes to saving wildlife, creating solutions isn’t easy! This summer, take on the challenge using the perspective of scientists, local community members, and governments. Through up-close animal encounters, exhibit visits, and science exploration, learn the importance of collaboration in making environmental solutions come to life!

Forensic Detectives

Location: DNA Learning Center NYC at City Tech in Downtown Brooklyn

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

Step into the world of forensic science! Spend a week as a real-life forensic scientist at the DNA Learning Center “crime lab” using techniques from crime scene investigation and forensic science to collect evidence and carefully catalogue a “crime scene.” Analyze hair, fibers, fingerprints, DNA, and blood to solve the “crime.” Uncover the science and technology of crime scene investigations to discover how science can help solve a mystery!

Saving Sea Life

Location: NY Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn

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

Want to know what it takes to protect our ocean? Join the NY Aquarium to investigate the successful conservation efforts towards saving marine life in our ocean. Through hands-on investigations, debates, research activities, and animal encounters, learn how we can adopt these successes towards other endangered marine species.

Zookeepers in Training

Location: Central Park Zoo in Midtown, Manhattan

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

Get the inside scoop on what it takes to work with the animals at the Central Park Zoo! Roll up your sleeves and learn the basics of zookeeping, see animals up close, and explore the role zoos play in wildlife conservation.