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Lending Library

Our lending library offers a range of starter curricula, living creatures, durable science supplies, books, field guides, education periodicals, and access to online and local STEM resources. Typically no or low cost, our lending library is designed to make it easy for you to try something new.

To schedule a time to meet a Coach and learn how CityScience can help you, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Starter Curriculum

CityScience subscribes to several online curriculum resources and has developed over fifty place-based student explorations. Start your STEM program with lesson plans that include: learning objectives, standards, driving questions, timed and age appropriate activities, supply lists, key vocabulary and links to helpful resources and videos by visiting our Course Catalog.

Living Creatures

Enliven your classroom with: mealworms, pill bugs, red wiggler worms, butterflies, stick bugs and millipedes.

Durable Science Supplies

Borrow field microscopes, hand lenses, dichotomous keys, binoculars, gardening supplies, indoor garden lights, forestry tools, rock and mineral kits, magnet kits, maps, compasses, GPS devices, dip nets, hip waders, drafting supplies, radar guns,


Search over 600 titles of student texts and educator resources by visiting the CityScience Library.

Magazines & Journals

Catch up on the latest from: Education Week, NSTA Reports, Children and Science, New York Academy of Science, Scientific American, Popular Science, Education Next and several online memberships.

Links to Local Resources

We are in the process of compiling a resource list of informal science programs available throughout the metropolitan area.  If you know of a park, program or museum with STEM education opportunities please let us know, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The field guides and aquatic ecology supplies alone saved our camp at Horizon Farm $1,000 at least. Josh Borkin Summer Camp Director