School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

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

May 28The Green Difference Awards Ceremony has been postponed, with a new date to be decided. Project Green Schools honors and recognizes Outstanding National Environmental Education & STEM Education efforts led in schools & communities at this annual event.

June 15 – 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 23 – July 10 – The Wade Institute for Science Education is offering a 5 Day Summer Professional Development Institutes for Grades 4-12 Educators in the Cape Cod, North Shore, Pioneer Valley, and Southeast regions of Massachusetts. Participants will spend a week with fellow teachers on-site at multiple partner organizations, and experience hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based investigations to increase STEM content knowledge.

September 18 – October 4 – Mass Agriculture in the Classroom, in partnership with the Mass Trustees of The Eastern States Exposition, is offering free admission for Massachusetts classes and their chaperones to attend The Big E in West Springfield. Schools may apply for a grant for complimentary admittance, as well as the possibility of paid transportation.