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Children's Programs


Coastal Ecology Program

This two-hour program uses hands-on activity to educate students about the geology of Long Island—how it was formed, how plants and animals live together in salt marsh habitats, and how Native Americans and early Europeans used the natural resources of the area. This program is geared toward sixth to ninth grade students. Program dates are May-June and September-October.

Call (631) 751-2244

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Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Music Basics for Kids

First- to third-grade students experience music through games and exercises that combine listening, singing, and physical movement. By developing their abilities to hear, think, read and feel music, students are able to approach their instruments with new understanding and skill.

Call (631) 867-2220

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Electronic Explorations: The Salt Marsh

This distance-learning program enables students to “visit” and study a temperate salt marsh by either connecting with a naturalist from a remote site of by connecting with a naturalist and a local in-site class at the Marine Conservation Center.

Call (631) 751-2244



Garcia Center

This program, offered to approximately 20 tenth through twelfth graders and five high school teachers, provides students with laboratory-oriented research opportunities in preparation for national science competitions. It also keeps high school science teachers apprised of current research frontiers in polymer science.

Call (631) 632-8483



High School WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

This three-year BOCES program is aimed at high-achieving girls from local high schools in grades 10-12. Students participate in diverse research experiences at at Stony Brook and at Brookhaven National Laboratory and receive training in computing and research presentations. Enrollment is open to 30 students each year. The program runs during the fall and spring semesters.

Call (631) 632-3282 / (631) 632-9750



Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF)

Annual competition for secondary school students from public and private schools on Long Island. Finalists exhibit their research at the fair.

Call (631) 632-7075

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Pre-College Music Program

A curriculum in music theory, aural skills (ear training and sigh singing). Music analysis, and traditional computer-based instruction in music composition for students grades 7-12. Weekly faculty coaching of small ensembles, including all instruments and voice. Public recitals held at the Staller Center for the Arts give students an invaluable opportunity to perform. The program is held every Saturday, September to June.

Call (631) 867-2220



Safe Kids Coalition of Suffolk County

The Coalition seeks to reduce the number of preventable injuries to children by education children and caregivers about the topics of burn safety, highway/pedestrian and bicycle safety, water safety violence prevention and general safety initiatives. The Safe Kids Coalition provides raining programs, educational presentations, and safety screenings for schools, parents, and community groups. Safe Kids also distributes and/or makes available bike helmets, car seats, and other safety products.

Call (631) 444-7470

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Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

The STEP program is open to approximately 250 under represented students from Brentwood, Riverhead, Longwood, and Central Islip high schools. This program offers year-round academic enrichment for students interested in science, math, and technology through STEP clubs, residential summer camps, laboratory explorations and internships, college credit courses, and mentor activities.

Call (631) 632-8773



Simons Summer Research Program

This program enables students to engage in research in science, math, or engineering under supervision of faculty and to participate in other enrichment activities. Candidates must be nominated by their schools; participants are selected through a competitive process. The program is open to approximately 20 students who are 16 years old by the start of the program and runs throughout the summer. Residential status is optional and a stipend is provided to participants.

Call (631) 632-4525



Summer Chamber Music Camp with the Bryant Park Quartet

A week long intensive music program for talented musicians ages 12 and up. Students receive intensive coaching, meet with prominent speakers and performers, and participate in master classes, recording sessions, outdoor concerts, and theory/composition classes. Lodging and dining are provided; local students may commute.

Call (631) 632-7330



University Preschool

An on-campus teaching/research facility sponsored by the Department of Psychology, it enrolls children between the ages of 18 months to 5 years old. Graduate students and faculty use the facilities for research and/or observation. Located in Room S-106 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building

Call (631) 632-6930



TechPREP and StemPREP

A cohort of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade young women will be introduced to practical aspects of computing, physics and engineering through a series of Saturday programs held twice a month and followed up with a two-week summer day camp. The age group is chosen because continued achievement and a foundation of eventual success in the sciences starts early in a student's education.

Call (631) 632-6947



Young Scholars Program

High School students complement their studies by enrolling in specifically selected courses at Stony Brook in subjects not traditionally included in their schools’ curricula. This program is for eleventh and twelfth grade students with excellent academic standing and runs during the fall and spring semesters.

Call (631) 632-6860





Office of Conferences and Special Events

Conference services for groups and organization that want to hold meetings, conferences, and seminars on the Stony Brook campus.

Call (631) 632-6320



Student Activities Center (SAC)

Located in the heart of the academic mall, the SAC features an acoustically superior auditorium that seats 550 people and also has nine meeting rooms that can accommodate between 20 to 84 people. Also available: multi-purpose rooms for dances, receptions, award ceremonies, presentations, small concerts, and conferences. Catering is available.

Call (631) 632-6730



Cultural / Language

Center for India Studies

The Center’s goal is to promote a better understanding of India via academic courses and programs that include a minor in South Asian Studies. The Center offers research activities and non-credit courses to the public; provides outreach to schools, libraries, and museums; and features public lectures concerts, book discussions, and other special events. Located in Room E-5350 of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library

Call (631) 632-9742

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Center for Italian Studies

Cross the cultural bridge between the University and the Long Island community. The Center sponsors many events that focus on Italia culture and the Italian-American experience, including conferences, lectures, concerts, Italian language classes (no credit), and trips to the city. The Center also publishes books on Italian culture and contributions by Italian-Americans. Located in Room E-4340 of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library

Call (631) 632-7444



Humanities Institute

The Institute stimulates new modes of interdisciplinary research within the humanities and social sciences; builds bridges between the human sciences and the medical, technical and natural sciences; and reaches out to the community through public lectures and a film series. The Institute sponsors visiting Resident Fellows and two-day Distinguished Visiting Fellows to present their new research and interact with Stony Brook and other local faculty and students. It also organizes symposia and conferences, works with community groups, and designs interdisciplinary graduate and faculty courses, working closer with other units such as Africana Studies, the Center for Science Studies, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, the School of Medicine, and Women’s Studies. Located in Room 1013 of the Humanities Building.

Call (631) 632-9983



Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The place for cultural and academic events related to Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino themes and issues. The Center sponsors a speaker series, art exhibits, and a film series. An undergraduate minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is also offered. Located in Room N-353 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.

Call (631) 632-7517





Stony Brook Summer Film Festival

The festival offers 11 days of new, independent, classical, art, and big-screen popular film entertainment, all on a 40-foot screen complete with Dolby Stereo sound system.

Call (631) 632-ARTS



Summer Sessions

The university offers undergraduate and graduate courses for credit. The undergraduate classes are open to all graduates of accredited high schools for day and evening sessions.

Call (631) 632-6175



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