School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

Mark your calendars with these grant opportunities, workshops, conferences and more!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 21 – May 23 – The Wade Institute for Science Education is offering a remote professional development opportunity for middle and high school educators. Learn directly from scientists during the Our Climate, Our Communities: Science, Systems, and Solutions hybrid experience including live virtual sessions and online learning. Virtual Sessions are February 27, March 13, March 27, April 10, May 1, and May 8.
 
 
 
 
 
February 27 – The first virtual session of Our Climate, Our Communities: Science, Systems, and Solutions professional development opportunity offered by The Wade Institute for Science Education for middle and high school educators.
 
March  10-13Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) 2021 Conference. This virtual event will bring together environmental educators from across the state to network and learn new skills. Hear from MassDEP’s GREEN TEAM about ways to compost at school, or at home using an indoor worm bin or outdoor compost bin. Early bird general admission closes February 24, 2021.
 
March  13 – The second virtual session of Our Climate, Our Communities: Science, Systems, and Solutions professional development opportunity offered by The Wade Institute for Science Education for middle and high school educators.
 
March  27 – The third virtual session of Our Climate, Our Communities: Science, Systems, and Solutions professional development opportunity offered by The Wade Institute for Science Education for middle and high school educators.
 
March  31 – Deadline to submit THE GREEN TEAM Teacher Response Form to report your students’ activities and receive a Certificate of Recognition and student prizes to recognize their work.
 
March  31 – Deadline to submit an event presenter application for the 2021 Science on State Street: Planet Earth Edition festival hosted by The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University on April 12-24.
 
April  10 – The fourth virtual session of Our Climate, Our Communities: Science, Systems, and Solutions professional development opportunity offered by The Wade Institute for Science Education for middle and high school educators.
 
April  12-24 – The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University offers an annual science festival. The 2021 Science on State Street: Planet Earth Edition festival includes hands-on workshops, discussions, performances, and more! The festival is focused on climate change, energy, waste reduction/recycling, ecosystems, and astronomy for planet earth. They are seeking presenters and the deadline to submit event presenter applications is March 31, 2021.
 
April  22Earth Day. In 1970, the first year of Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness,
channeling human energy toward environmental issues. This year for Earth Day the theme is “Together, We Will Restore Our Earth”.
 
May  1 – The fifth virtual session of Our Climate, Our Communities: Science, Systems, and Solutions professional development opportunity offered by The Wade Institute for Science Education for middle and high school educators.
 
May  8 – The final virtual session of Our Climate, Our Communities: Science, Systems, and Solutionsprofessional development opportunity offered by The Wade Institute for Science Education for middle and high school educators.
 
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”.