STEM Days Out in the Garden 2023 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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STEM Days Out in the Garden 2023

STEM Days Out in the Garden 2023

Are you a middle school educator at a Title I school? Bring your students to the Discovery Garden for Con Edison’s STEM Days Out, a free program that aims to spark interest among middle school students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The program will be held at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Tuesdays in Spring 2023.

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STEM Days Out in the Garden

Tuesdays, March 21 & 28; April 4, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 21, 30; June 6 & 13, 2023 | 10–11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Openings for two groups per date, up to 30 students per group. We require a minimum ratio of 1 adult per 10 students.


This year’s theme is terrific trees! We will engage in hands-on activities that connect trees to ourselves, our neighborhoods, and our warming planet. Activities are aligned with NYS standards.

Students will:

  • Use scientific tools to measure and closely observe trees.
  • Demonstrate how trees serve as “ecosystem community centers” that increase biodiversity.
  • Connect trees to climate justice by analyzing different neighborhood designs.
  • Pot up a tree-friendly plant to take home.

We encourage groups to explore the rest of BBG before or after your Discovery Garden program! Educators will receive supporting materials to extend students’ learning both during your visit to BBG and back in the classroom.

The program is outdoors in the Discovery Garden, so participants should dress for the weather. This program is subject to cancellation in inclement weather. Registered groups should arrive at the south entrance of the Garden, 445 Flatbush Avenue.

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About STEM Days Out

Con Edison provides more than $12 million in financial and in-kind contributions to students and nonprofits in New York City and Westchester that enhance STEM education. Funding includes support for scholarships to students majoring in STEM fields, as well as program support for summer internships and year-round programs benefiting underprivileged and minority students.

Con Edison is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Hundreds of nonprofit organizations in Con Edison’s service area benefit from its funding, in-kind donations, volunteer efforts, and other strategic resources. For more information, visit

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