a science research mentorship for high school students to conduct authentic environmental research on Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway shoreline

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Thank you for your interest. Environmentor is currently full for the summer season and no longer accepting applications. 

Environmentor is a science research mentorship program for high school students to conduct authentic research under the mentorship of scientists from local universities and research institutions on projects focused on the Rockaway shoreline.

9th- to 11th-grade students who live or attend school in or nearby the Rockaway peninsula are eligible to apply to Environmentor. The program is entirely in person.

Dates:  July 6 - August 17, 2023
Location:  RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11692
Class Days/Times: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The application portal is currently closed and no longer accepting applications for this summer. Students who completed the application by May 1, 2023, are required to attend an in-person group interview and will be notified of the interview details.

Watch our video to learn more about the impacts of Environmentor!

Program Expectations

  • It is not required, but many students participate in the Shore Corps environmental conservation class 1 day a week, after school, in the spring semester, as a prerequisite for Environmentor.
  • Students participate 4 days a week, for 7 weeks, July 6 to August 17, 2023, and work with a science mentor on a research project. Students also take part in water safety, CPR training, kayaking, biking, and surfing throughout the summer.
  • Students receive up to a $1,200 stipend for their research work and participation.
  • Students participate in regular RISE community service weekend events and will receive community    service hours for the events they attend.
  • Environmentor is part of Pinkerton Science Scholars Program and NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium (SRMC) led by American Museum of Natural History.

For more information, contact us at programs@riserockaway.org.

For more information about NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium, go to www.studentresearchnyc.org.

Below are the research projects Environmentor students worked on last summer.