STEM Programs

“My favorite part [of coding camp] was the first day we started to do the coding - everybody could put in their own ideas. It was really fun being on a team with all my friends and for us all to collaborate.” Marcelle, 11, New York City

STEM Programs

“The camp provided my daughter with an opportunity to do what she loves - coding!  She was challenged by the social-impact theme of the project, she gained confidence from successfully creating an interactive game, and she further developed her leadership and team-building experience by working with her fellow coders." Judy Villeneuve, New York City

STEM Programs at the Academy

Our week-long STEM Programs take place during the day and are designed for middle school students, specifically those in grades 5 through 8. Each program is designed to engage students in hands on STEM experiences, which are guided by Academy scientists and staff. During the week, students have an opportunity to take a deep dive into STEM topics, take STEM-focused field trips, and connect with real scientists and engineers, all while making new friends!

Our STEM Programs are aligned to the New York City Public Education Department calendar and provide a safe, enriching option for working parents during school vacations.

Programs

Depending on their interests and aspirations, your children can choose from four unique topics:

Explore New York Session I: August 6-10, 2018

Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and our city's other iconic sites - you've been there before, but never like this. Learn and engage with the engineering practices that led to the architectural marvels of the past and present, understand how NYC wildlife fares in our major park, and test your STEM design skills in a bridge-building competition.

Computer Science and Urban Farming: August 13-17, 2018

It's coding with an agricultural twist. Learn how to write programs that can monitor garden health and activity through the use of simple sensors, check out some of our city's most innovative urban gardens, and expand your STEM skills through a range of indoor and outdoor activities.

Design and Innovation: August 20-24, 2018

Expand your problem-solving toolkit with EMPATHY and imagination. Identify a real-world topic you are passionate about, experience the multiple steps of design thinking, and learn how to address major challenges through creativity.

Explore New York Session II: August 27-31, 2018

Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and our city's other iconic sites - you've been there before, but never like this. Learn and engage with the engineering practices that led to the architectural marvels of the past and present, understand how NYC wildlife fares in our major park, and test your STEM design skills in a bridge-building competition.

Note: Explore New York is offered in two sessions, but will be similar in program structure and day to day activities. Students may register for one or both sessions.

Eligibility

Students ages 9-13 who are entering grades 5-8 in fall 2018 will be eligible to participate in any of our weekly summer programs.

Cost

The cost of each STEM Program depends on the number of days and the subject matter. One week will typically cost $600, but please consult the registration page for the specific program you're interested in to confirm exact pricing.

Location

STEM Programs are held at the New York Academy of Sciences in downtown Manhattan at 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street 40th floor, New York, NY 10007. Our state-of-the-art facility features spectacular views of the NYC skyline and is easily accessible by public transit:

  • 2/3 to Park Place
  • A/C to Chambers Street
  • E to World Trade Center
  • R/W to Cortlandt Street
  • 4/5/J/Z to Fulton Street
  • PATH train to World Trade Center

About our Staff

The New York Academy of Sciences has a long history of delivering enriching educational experiences to students in New York City. Students work alongside our team of educators and other STEM professionals. A 1:10 staffing ratio allows instructors to give individual attention to each child.

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STEM Programs

Explore New York Session I

Explore New York Session I is offered from August 6-10, 2018. Over the course of five days, students in 5th-8th grades will visit and learn more about the science and engineering behind some of the most famous landmarks in New York City. Learn more.

STEM Programs

Computer Science and Urban Farming

The Computer Science and Urban Farming STEM Program is offered from August 13-17, 2018. Over the course of five days, students in 5th-8th grades will learn and discover how computers can help monitor and automate the needs of plants. Learn more.

STEM Programs

Design and Innovation

The Design and Innovation STEM Program is offered from August 20-24, 2018. Over the course of five days, students in 5th-8th grades will work together to develop creative solutions to real-world topics they are passionate about while learning about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more.

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Explore New York Session II

Explore New York Session II is offered from August 27-31, 2018. Over the course of five days, students in 5th-8th grades will visit and learn more about the science and engineering behind some of the most famous landmarks in New York City. Learn more.

STEM Programs

Since 1817 the New York Academy of Sciences has brought cutting edge science to New York City. Over the past decade, the Academy has developed a robust education program to offer Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math camps to the youngest New Yorkers.

The Academy partners with leading experiential learning providers to bring STEM educational expertise to existing and new products. We offer custom partnership options to companies and organizations interested in promoting STEM related programs and experiences.

To learn more please contact:

Celina Morgan-Standard
SVP, Global Head of Business Development
cstandard@nyas.org

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Celina Morgan-Standard

SVP, Global Head of Business Development

Click the REGISTER button below to register your child. You will be directed to our partner CampDocs.com to register program participants and complete a permission form.

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What time does the program begin?
Unless otherwise noted, all programs run daily, Monday-Friday, beginning at 9:00am and ending at 5:00pm.


Where are the STEM Programs held?
STEM Programs are held at the New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10007.


Who is eligible for this program?
Students ages 9-13 who are entering grades 5-8 in fall 2018 will be eligible to participate in any of our weekly summer programs.


How much does the program cost?
Each program costs $600 a week. We require a $125 deposit upon registration. You may be eligible for a payment plan, depending on the date in which you register for a program session. Lunch and snacks are included in the program cost.

Cancellation Policy

All deposits for STEM Programs are non-refundable. Any STEM program(s) cancelled before May 31 will be given a refund minus the $125 deposit. Any cancellations received between June 1st and 30 days prior to the start of the program will be given a 50% refund. Cancellation requests received within 30 days of the start of the program will not be eligible for a refund.


Is there a dress code?
No, although students should aim to wear clothes that permit easy movement for activities.


Are the lunches nut-free?

Due to many students having nut allergies, all food served will be free of nuts or nut products.


Is there anything else I need to know?

We use a third party registration system called CampDoc to process payments and gather any necessary information to participate in our STEM Programs. In order to participate in the program and attend off-site field trips at other locations, the student's parent or guardian must submit all permission slips, forms, and waivers. These will be available via CampDoc during the registration process.

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AGENDA

A breakdown of daily activities and field trips can be found within each program page below:

Explore New York Session I

Computer Science and Urban Farming

Design and Innovation

Explore New York Session II


DAILY SCHEDULE

The schedule below represents the typical daily flow of our programs. Please note that schedules will be aligned to each program's weekly theme. In addition, the schedule is subject to change to account for field trip days:

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Check-in

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM: Run-down of the Day’s Activities

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Hands-on STEM Activity 1 (indoors)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Hands-on STEM Activity 2 (indoors)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Outdoor STEM Activity

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Snack

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Hands-on STEM Activity 3 (indoors)

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