School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

Mark your calendars with these grant opportunities, workshops, conferences and more!

May 16-21 – The Massachusetts Farm & Sea to School Conference will bring together farm-to-school advocates for a week of virtual workshops and in-person field trips. The workshops will provide all attendees with concrete skills or actionable takeaways. Register here for the virtual workshops and here for the field trips.

May 21 – The 16th Annual Youth Summit on Climate Change and Sustainability has an overall theme this year of “Intersectionality: Fighting Back Against Disproportionate Impacts”. The summit includes environmental speakers, workshops, exhibits, and activities. It is free and geared towards students in grades 7-12. Register here!

June 13 – Submission deadline for the Bow Seat 2022 Ocean Awareness Contest. Students ages 11-18 are invited to submit a piece of original artwork and creative communication focusing on this year’s theme, “The Funny Thing About Climate Change”.

June 20-26 National Pollinator Week is a celebration of valuable species of pollinators including bees, birds, butterflies, and more. The website offers resources to help support these creatures and the critical role they play in our lives.

July 11-15 – The Wade Institute for Science Education is hosting a series of Summer Professional Development Institutes for K-12 Educators. The Central Region Institute, Nature and Design: Connections Between Science, Engineering, and the Natural World, is designed for grades 6-12 educators.