School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

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

June 18-24 – National Pollinator Week is a celebration of valuable species of pollinators including bees, birds, butterflies, and more. The website offers resources to help support these creatures and the critical role they play in our lives. Visit the Pollinator Partnership’s website to learn about events happening in your area, or add your event to the nationwide map!

June 27 – Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) Webinar: Indoor Air Quality and Green Cleaning. This workshop explores indoor air quality hazards for school building occupants such as cleaning chemicals, varnishes, maintenance issues, and improper storage of art/science/voc tech chemicals and discusses how green cleaning practices can significantly improve school health.

June 28 – Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom presents “Family-Owned Dairy Farms – the History, the Satisfaction, and the Challenges.” Learn about what it is like to grow up on a dairy farm, what careers are available, and whether you can incorporate dairy lessons into your curriculum.

July 8-21 – Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship Session at the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. This program is focused on exploring innovative solutions to the greatest challenges facing the international community today, and aims to prepare students to tackle problems related to particular areas of interest, including global health, international development, environmental sustainability, and gender equality.

July 9-13 – Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) Summer Professional Development Institute for the Cape Cod Region (middle and high school educators), MetroWest Region (for grades 3-8 educators), Berkshire Region (for grades 3-8 educators), and Central Region (for grades 3-8 educators).

July 16-20 – Museum Institute for Teaching Science Summer Professional Development Institute for the North Shore Region (for grades 3-8 educators) and Southeast Region (for grades 3-8 educators).

July 17 – Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom presents “Growing for Others and Improving Your Garden.” Learn about field trip opportunities for your class, hands-on gardening activities, and food issues and hunger in Massachusetts.