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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.   

Our 2023 Summer Experience is filled.  If you are an entering MATES Student contact us and we will make arrangements for you to attend. 

Winter Outreach

Winter Outreach is designated  for middle school and MATES Class of 2027 students! 

Our Winter program has been a great one.  Thanks to Iliana V. for her outstanding leadership!  

Our 2024 Winter Outreach flyer will be available in the early fall 2024

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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 2023 STEM program is hands-on with daily field  experiences. 


Please see our 2023 guide!

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 last year's 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 2023 Summer STEM Specifics...

Dates and Times

We plan to offer the Summer Experience to rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students for no cost thanks to a grant, We welcome our new Class of 2027 students! The following are our 2023 summer dates:  
July 10 - 13 (Filled as of 5/9/2023)
July 17 - 20 (Filled as of 5/9/2023)

July 24 - 27 (Filled as of 5/16/2023)

July 31- Aug. 3 (Filled as of 5/21/2023

Here is our 2023 brochure with registration details 

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