School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

Mark your calendars with these grant opportunities, workshops, conferences and more!
July 8-12 – The Wade Institute for Science Education’s Berkshire Region Summer Professional Development Institute will feature a professional learning experience for grades 3-8 educators entitled Thinkers and Tinkerers: Using Biomimicry to Teach Engineering and Life Sciences. Register online using this form.

August 16-18 – The 12th annual Boston Greenfest & Tech Expo is a free weekend eco-festival on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in Boston with a goal to educate and empower people to create a more sustainable, healthier world. The EcoKids Center is filled with interactive exhibits, robots, music, art, pony rides, fitness, games, and lots of STEM projects!  

September 1 – Deadline for Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom Mini-Grant applications. Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom awards mini-grants up to $1,500 to Massachusetts educators, after-school programs, farms working with schools, and youth gardening organizations for agriculturally-based educational projects. Click here to apply.

October 1 – Deadline for Toshiba America Foundation grants. The Toshiba America Foundation awards grants to educators who are passionate about making mathematics and science more engaging for their students. This deadline is for educators of grades K-5, and offers grants up to $1,000.