School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

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

 


May 30 – Visit The Great Exchange, 100 Sherman Avenue, Devens, 8:30am-4:30pm, for classroom fixtures, office furniture, and janitorial items at very low prices.

June 17 – Deadline for Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program’s Student Contest. Students ages 11-18 are invited to submit visual art, poetry, prose, film, and music that explores the impact of climate change on the ocean. Students may earn scholarships of up to $1,500, including The Hometown Award, which recognizes Boston Area students who may not have equal access to quality arts programs.

June 17 – Deadline for Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program’s Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition. This international competition challenges middle and high school student groups to design and lead a project that creatively educates others about plastic pollution and inspires action to reduce or prevent marine debris. It’s a perfect opportunity for green teams, marine science or art clubs, or any environmentally-minded teens. Students can earn awards of up to $5,000! The deadline is June 17, but interested students or classes should register their project ideas early.

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.

July 15-19 – The Wade Institute for Science Education’s Cape Cod Region Summer Professional Development Institute will feature a professional learning experience for middle and high school educators entitled Go Under the Sea With STEM: Investigating Marine Life from Open Ocean to Coastal Shores. Register online using this form.

July 15-19 – The Wade Institute for Science Education’s North Central Region Summer Professional Development Institute will feature a professional learning experience for middle and high school educators entitled Exploring Innovative Solutions to Environmental Challenges Through Green Chemistry, Biomimicry, and Real World Technologies. Register online using this form.

July 15-19 – The Wade Institute for Science Education’s Southeast Region Summer Professional Development Institute will feature a professional learning experience for grades 3-8 educators entitled Inquiry and Innovation: How Science Informs Engineering Solutions. Register online using this form.