School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

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

June 14 – Submission deadline for the Massachusetts Marine Educators 2021 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, “Rising Waters”.

June 21-25 – The Wade Institute for Science Education is hosting a series of Summer Professional Development Institutes for K-12 Educators. The first in the series, Seasons and Cycles: How Weather Affects Us and How We Affect the Weather, includes five virtual sessions for grades 3-8 educators.

June 21-27 – Pollinator Partnership manages National Pollinator Week, 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.

June 28 – July 1 – National Agriculture in the Classroom is hosting a virtual and in-person summit in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference workshops will be offered virtually and free for anyone who registers.

July 7, 8, 13, 14, & 15 – The Wade Institute for Science Education is hosting a series of Summer Professional Development Institutes for K-12 Educators. The second in the series, Landscapes on the Move: Investigating Geologic Formations and Processes, includes five virtual sessions for grades 3-8 educators.

July 7, 9, 12, 14, & 16 – The Wade Institute for Science Education is hosting a series of Summer Professional Development Institutes for K-12 Educators. The third in the series, How Does Your Dinner Grow? Exploring Connections Between Food Production and Sustainability, includes five virtual sessions for grades 6-12 educators.

July 14 – Deadline for Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grants. SMRP grant funding can be used by municipalities and school districts to improve local recycling, composting, reuse, and hazardous waste diversion programs, including district-wide school recycling and food waste diversion programs.

July 19-23 – The Wade Institute for Science Education is hosting a series of Summer Professional Development Institutes for K-12 Educators. The fourth in the series, My Soda Bottle Ended Up Where? Exploring Plastic Problems and Solutions, includes five virtual sessions for grades 6-12 educators.

July 28-30 – Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is offering a virtual training on climate change education. The training will share skills, tools, and resources to teach climate change concepts and empower students in all subject areas. Participants will also receive ongoing support throughout the year. Teachers with cross-disciplinary teams from their school district can register by July 19.