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 MATES 2022 STEM Summer Experience is at no charge this year.  We have limited capacity for all non-MATES students in middle school that will be for the first session of July 2022.  Please see the attached brochure and link below to register.

Winter Outreach

Winter Outreach is designated  for middle school and MATES Class of 2025 students! 

Our March Offering is in-person with a virtual option as well! 

March 7, 14 and 21

Please see our 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.  The first two weeks, July 11 and July 18 is open to rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students (non-MATES) students. All four weeks are open to MATES students (Class of 2025 and 2026 members). 

Week 1 

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. 

Here is a link to our Google Form Registration and Brochure

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 the first three Wednesdays of the months of January, February and March from 4 - 6 PM at the MATES School. We may adjust the times to accommodate more students. 

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 (open to middle school)
July 18 - 21 (open to middle school)

July 25 - 28

Aug. 1 - 4

The program is at MATES and runs from 8 AM - 3 PM.