School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

Mark your calendars with these grant opportunities, workshops, conferences and more!
November 19-20 – Join the National Science Teacher Association for a two-day workshop, Making Sense of Phenomenon-Based Teaching and Learning, at the EcoTarium in Worcester. In this two-day immersive experience, you will develop a deep understanding of science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.
November 23 –  Mass Audubon’s Youth Climate Summit at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln. Students will participate in a dynamic, full-day Learning Summit, then have five months to develop and implement their climate action projects with support and coaching from Mass Audubon, culminating in a Community Showcase in April.
December 13 – Application deadline for the USDA’s Farm to School Grant Program. Schools and school districts can apply for planning or implementation grants to start or expand a farm to school program.
December 17 – Application deadline for the 2020 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 2020.
January 29Register for a free informational webinar about THE GREEN TEAM program from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Learn more about how your school and classroom can benefit from THE GREEN TEAM resources, including free curricula, lesson plans & activities, composting & idling reduction equipment, and recognition & prizes for your students!