School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

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

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.

April 12 – May 8 – The National Science Teaching Association is hosting the Engage: Spring 21 Virtual Conference to engage, inspire, and empower educators from across the country.

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”.

April  25 – Keep Massachusetts Beautiful’s 2021 Great Massachusetts Cleanup. Join with your neighbors, students, friends, family, and co-workers to clean up and beautify your neighborhood or community.

April  30 – The extended deadline to submit Teacher Response Forms.

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  5Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day run by the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.

May  8 – The final 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.

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”.