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This summer just got a little brighter.

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Beginning this July, NYC students can participate in FREE experiential learning opportunities through STEM Matters NYC, the NYC Department of Education’s hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning program for City public school students.

From now through Wednesday, April 26, City students who will be entering grades kindergarten through 12 in September 2023 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 New York Aquarium and the Bronx Zoo, while students entering grades 10–12 this September can apply for multi-week programs at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center and the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics, as well as Pellettieri Stone Carvers’ Academy, MakerSpace NYC, the Battery Conservancy, and UrbanGlass.

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Through STEM Matters NYC, K–12 students will get hands-on experience in STEM-related work in exciting places across the five boroughs like UrbanGlass and MakerSpace NYC.

STEM Matters NYC’s summer programs will run throughout summer 2023 between July 10 and August 18 from 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Whether your child is 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 NYC flyer (also available in other languages), or visit our STEM Matters NYC webpage. You may also contact us at for any questions you may have.

Don’t miss out; submit your STEM Matters NYC application by Wednesday, April 26!

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You can download this flyer in your language from our STEM Matters NYC webpage. There, you can also find an FAQ area, as well as a translation guide for the STEM Matters NYC online application.

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