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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.

Aerospace Academy

Location: NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12, 2024

Do you want to be an astronaut? Join the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics (NYCCAAM) for a week of astronaut and pilot training! Explore flight simulators in the NASA Aerospace Education Lab, construct and launch rockets, design in the 3D printing lab, and build and program Mars rovers with SPIKE Prime LEGO robots. During this action-packed week, simulate astronaut training and learn about the history of space exploration to prepare for your ultimate mission: a simulated space adventure.

Discovery Camp

Location: Staten Island Museum in Randall Manor, Staten Island

Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26, 2024

Calling all science enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers! Discover the wonders of our natural world while hiking local trails, studying pond life, and enjoying hands-on, interactive workshops with our community partners from Freshkills Park. 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.

Billion Oyster Experts

Location:  Billion Oyster Project on Governor's Island, Manhattan

Dates: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 2024

Explore Governors Island and its waterfront through hands-on, scientific investigations, harbor-inspired art projects, and water-based activities. Meet lots of organisms from the local ecosystem, learn to identify oysters and other local animals, enjoy time by the water, and learn about maritime careers in New York City. Caregivers are invited to join the group on Friday for a unique “shellebration!"

Global Conservationists

Location: Queens Zoo in Corona, Queens

Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26, 2024

Want to help animals, people, and our planet? Spend a week at the Queens Zoo and become a global conservationist! Explore how the changing climate affects ecosystems. Invent and engineer new solutions for conservation issues, craft new things from old materials, and design wildlife corridors. Join us to explore creative, nature-based solutions to help our changing world.

NYC Behind the Scenes

Location: New-York Historical Society on the Upper West Side, Manhattan

Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26, 2024

Spend a week at New-York Historical Society to explore the historic institutions and heroic people that helped make New York City a vibrant metropolis, and those who keep it a functioning home for nearly 9 million people today. From the water in our pipes, to the roads we drive on, to the sanitation workers that come right to our curbs, it takes a lot of work to keep this city going! Learn about New York City history and the creation of the systems we interact with everyday, but might never notice. Participate in hands-on activities, get up close and personal with archival materials, meet living history reenactors, and create a "Then and Now" photo journal of New York City to commemorate everything learned throughout the week.