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Add “STEM” to your child’s summer plans.

This summer, NYC students can participate in FREE camps, internships, and experiential learning opportunities through STEM Matters NYCthe NYC Department of Education’s hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning program for City public school students.

From now until Tuesday, April 19, City students who will be entering grades kindergarten through 12 in September 2022 can apply for a variety of exciting summer programs located across the five boroughs. Students entering grades K–9 can participate in weeklong camps at places like the NY Aquarium and the Bronx Zoo, while students entering grades 10–12 this September will be able to apply for internships at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center and the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics, as well as two-week courses at outstanding creative workspaces like UrbanGlass and MakerSpace NYC.

Flyer for STEM Summer Camps that reads, "Full STEAM Ahead" with a steam engine on it.

This flyer is also available in other languages, including Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic, on our STEM Matters NYC webpage.

STEM Matters NYC’s summer programs will run during various weeks throughout summer 2022 between July 5 and August 19 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Take a look at the range of programs that will be available this summer—whether your child is into getting their hands dirty in a garden, encountering amazing animals, crafting new glassware, or designing engineering projects, there’s bound to be something your child will absolutely love to experience this summer!

But hurry—spots are limited! To learn more about these programs, check out our STEM Matters flyer above (also available in other languages), or visit our STEM Matters NYC webpage. You may also contact us at STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov for any questions you may have.

Don’t miss out; submit your STEM Matters NYC application by Tuesday, April 19!

Close up of a watering can as a girl waters an entire row of plants inside a greenhouse.

Participating students can get hands-on experience working at sites like the Genovesi Environmental Study Center, the Intrepid Air & Space Museum, the Pellettieri Stone Carvers’ Academy, and more! (Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko. Used under Creative Commons license. Original can be found on Pexels.)


Banner photo by Vanessa Loring. Used under Creative Commons license. Original can be found on Pexels.

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