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

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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.

Applications are currently being accepted until May 1, 2023, for Environmentor Summer 2023. Apply below!

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 to 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.

Students interested in being considered for Environmentor must submit an application. All applicants are required to attend an in-person group interview and will be notified of the interview details after applying.

Watch our new 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 $1,000 stipend for their research work.
  • 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 Environmentor 2023 application and research projects Environmentor students worked on last summer.