School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

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

December 4 – Deadline for the public to comment on The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s recently proposed changes to the waste ban regulations.

December 11 – The 9th Annual Cool Science Artwork Competition is a free art competition held each fall for all K-12 artists. Cool Science is a collaboration between UMass Lowell, UMass Boston, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Kansas, and Kansas City Art Institute. Click here for further information about the contest.

December 18 – Application deadline for the 2021 Youth Garden Grant. Any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youths between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. A total of 25 programs will be awarded a variety of gardening tools and supplies, as well as cash awards up to $1000. Awards will be distributed in February, 2021.

December 18 – Deadline for the 2020 Carton 2 Garden Contest, sponsored by Evergreen Packaging, which is open to public and private schools. Winners will be selected based on their innovative garden creations featuring sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.