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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Camps for Grade 9

Full STEAM Ahead This Summer!

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

Caring for Creatures

Location: Staten Island Zoo in West Brighton, Staten Island

Dates: Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 2022

Do you want to make an impact and help save wild animals and the places they call home? Take a walk on the wild side and discover what it takes to care for animals at the Zoo, at home, and in the wild. Learn from zookeepers, educators, veterinary technicians, and researchers, and get experience practicing what real wildlife heroes do! Explore the importance of enrichment, go behind the scenes, and learn how to protect wild spaces. Then, using the resources of the Zoo, including animals, exhibits, biofacts, and hands-on classroom activities, create a project focused on wildlife conservation.

Zoo Keepers in Training

Location: Central Park Zoo in Midtown, Manhattan

Dates: Monday, August 15 - Friday, August 19, 2022

Think you've got what it takes to be a zookeeper? Put your skills to the test during this hands-on, interactive week. Roll up your sleeves and get messy as we get up close to animals, meet zookeepers, and see what it takes to care for the animals at the Central Park Zoo.

Young Maker Gravity Camp

Location: Futureworks MakerSpace in the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022

Calling all MAKERS! Defy gravity with us and learn about rotational force, magnetism, and other forces that defy the power of gravity. Using hand and small power tools, under close supervision by experienced makers, makers will create fun projects like hoverboards, bottle rockets, and boomerangs. Makers will also use high tech tools including laser cutters and 3D printers to create other innovative building projects.