School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

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

October 6 – The 2022 Food Packaging Forum Workshop hosted by the Food Packaging Forum, will take place virtually and in-person. The session’s theme is “Taking stock of the past decade: What has changed and what’s to come?”. Discussions throughout the day will reflect on key advancements made in science, policy, and practice related to food contact materials (FCMs) and health, as well as look forward to consider challenges that remain.

October 11-15 – The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) conference in Tucson, Arizona will also be held virtually. This conference connects environmental educators from across the globe for the field’s largest annual professional gathering.

October 12 – International Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day hosted by Massachusetts Safe Routes to School. Registration is now open! 

October 17-21 Massachusetts STEM Week. This year’s theme is “See Yourself in STEM,” with a particular focus on the power of mentoring. This theme is aimed at encouraging and supporting underrepresented youth, especially Black and brown students, in STEM fields and in pursuing STEM careers.

November 2-3 Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) Annual Conference in Hyannis. The theme this year is “Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Constructing the Narrative to Define the Message.” This important and timely program includes sessions to help work more effectively, address equity issues, expand the diversity of faculty, promote skill building, and learn about what may lie ahead economically and politically.

November 4 – Deadline to submit THE GREEN TEAM recycling equipment application for the November 9 distribution day in Boston. (Equipment requests for the Amherst location may be submitted at any time).

November 8 – The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) fall conference, hosted at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough. This year’s theme is “Facing Change Together.” Click here to register.

November 9 – Distribution Day for GREEN TEAM recycling equipment for schools in the Boston area. Be sure to register for THE GREEN TEAM and submit your recycling equipment request by November 4. The next Boston-area distribution will be held in April.

November 14-16 – Massachusetts Facilities Administrators Association & Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials MFAA-MASBO Solutions EXPO in Worcester. This is the first ever combined MFAA/MASBO Solutions EXPO with vendors and partners that support public administrators in Massachusetts. In addition, there are multiple educational opportunities focused on leadership, maintenance and operations, procurement, and building design.

November 15 America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. Join a recycling event in your area or register your own.