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MATES Outreach & Summer Experience


MATES offers Winter Outreach Programs through our Project Terrapin initiative with STEM topics including Environmental Science, Robotics and Wildlife Conservation. We also have been offering our STEM Summer Experience Program since 1997.   

Please check out our 2023 Winter Outreach and Summer Experience 

Winter Outreach

Winter Outreach is designated  for middle school and MATES Class of 2026 students! 

Our Winter program will be in-person in January, February and March.  January and March will be at MATES and February will be at Save Barnegat Bay in Toms River 

More details to follow....


Please see our 2023 flyer 

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STEM Summer Experience

Our Summer Experience is open to current MATES freshmen, incoming MATES freshmen and rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students.  The STEM program is hands-on with daily field experiences.  Please keep posted for our 2023 dates!  

The 2022 program was a huge success thanks to the instructors, assistants, and participants who experienced field events each day!  Our partners provided invaluable support to give us field opportunities.  See the article that includes our 2022 STEM Summer Experience 

Week 1 

Barnegat Bay and Climate Change

Week 1 focuses on the local environment including hands on topics specific to Climate Change and effects on our local natural resources

Week 3 


Week 3 is our "turtle" day with activities focused on our Project Terrapin conservation initiatives.  It is "turtley the best day ever"!


Local Environment

Our STEM Summer Experience is a hands-on way to experience the local environment.  Our slogan, "Barnegat Bay is our classroom" is emphasized throughout the one week (four days) of the program. We are in the field daily visiting local parks, beaches and on local waterways. 

Please look for next year's MATES STEM Summer Experience information! 

Week 2


Week 2 focuses on a Robotics theme that includes a hands-on, problem-solving activity coordinated by our MATES Robotic Team. 

Winter Outreach Specifics

Q & A 

Our Outreach Programs run three Mondays each month of January, February and March from 4:30 - 6 PM January and March are at the MATES School. February will be at the Save Barnegat Bay Eco Center in Toms River, NJ 

More Summer Specifics 

Dates and Times

We plan to offer the Summer Experience to rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students for $160 per week and current MATES freshmen and incoming freshmen for free. The following are our 2022 dates:  
July 11 - 14 (Great Week)
July 18 - 21 (Awesome Week)

July 25 - 28 (Another Great Week)

Aug. 1 - 4 (What a final week!)


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