MATES Outreach & Summer Experience

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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.   

Due to COVID 19 and the Delta variant precautions, we amended our 2021 STEM Summer Experience. Details will follow about the STEM Summer Experience 2022 

Winter Outreach

More details to follow as we determine the schedule for our Winter Outreach Program based on COVID-19 and the Delta variant precautions.  We will be posting a registration form soon! 

STEM Summer Experience

More details to follow as we determine the schedule for our Summer Experience based on COVID-19 and the Delta variant precautions.  We will post our brochure and registration specifics in the late fall 2022

Week 1 

Barnegat Bay

Week 1 focuses on the local environment including hands on topics specific to the Barnegat Bay Watershed. 

Week 3 

Turtles

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

Focus 

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. 

Week 2

Robotics 

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 8th Grade and 9th grade students with the following 2022 tentative dates:  
July 11 - 14
July 18 - 21

July 25 - 28

Aug. 1 - 4

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