• Pinkerton Science Scholars

    We are excited to share that with the Pinkerton Foundation's generous support all of our student participants - current and alumni - are officially Pinkerton Science Scholars. We are consistently inspired by our community of scholars! 


    For more information on the Pinkerton Foundation's support, please see this press release: http://www.thepinkertonfoundation.org/news/pinkerton-expands-science-mentoring-for-high-school-scholars

    NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium
  • Welcome to the new Consortium site!

    Check out the website's new look. You'll find we have changed not only our look but also our content with updated information about our programs, press, social media and most importantly how to get involved. Enjoy exploring our new and improved website!

    NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium
  • Congrats Class of 2016!

    Congrats to all our scholars who are graduating high school this year! As Director of Youth Learning and Research at AMNH, Dr. Preeti Gupta, stated at this year's Student Research Colloquium: "You are all not ordinary students. You have each made significant contributions to the field of science." We know that you each will continue to lead the future of STEM! 

    NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's (RWA) Environmentor Program

Overview of Environmentor Program

The Environmentor Program at Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is a science research mentoring program that provides 12 high school sophomores and juniors paid internships to participate in an intensive, year-long environmental science after school and summer program, to conduct authentic research under the mentorship of field scientists from CUNY and the Jamaica Bay Science & Resilience Institute. 

Beginning in September, students will take part in programming after school throughout the academic year(once per week in the fall, twice per week in the spring) to engage in scientific research, as well as knowledge of the ecology of New York City’s shoreline of the Rockaway Peninsula and wetlands of Jamaica Bay. This will be a dynamic, hands-on experience using the shoreline of the Rockaway Peninsula as their classroom and focus of study. Students will participate in a variety of educational activities including: attend workshops on how to read articles in scientific journals; participate in hands-on environmental science workshops; engage in field trips to local natural areas and research facilities; participate in environmental restoration projects around the Rockaways to explore the natural areas of the Rockaway Peninsula, and attend local conferences and presentations at partner organizations. In the summer, students will spend 6 weeks working with their mentors on their research project and participating in other activities at Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

Students receive a stipend for their participation and research studies in the program and must commit to a full year of participation in the program.

Pinkerton Foundation is the official sponsor for the Environmentor Program. 


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  • RWA high school student Andriana Lamendola was honored with both the Environmental Quest Award and the Sarah & Morris Wiesenthal Award


    Environmentor Program
  • Applications for 2016 Program Update!

    Applications for the 2015/16 cycle are now officially closed.

    Students interested in applying for the program next year should look for the applications in August 2016. 


    Environmentor Program


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All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be in the 10th or 11th grade
  • Must submit application
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from a science teacher
  • Must attend public school in the Rockaways, Queens



Applications generally open in August. Interested applicants must complete a detailed application form, which will include a recommendation from a science teacher, and undergo an interview with RWA staff. More information and application can be found on the RWA Environmentor website: http://www.rwalliance.org/rwa/programs/environmentor_program/.

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For more information about the program contact Program Coordinator Juli Schroeger at: programs@rwalliance.org or 718-327-5919.